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The vampire as numinous experience : spiritual journeys with the undead in British and American literature

Author: Beth E McDonald
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2004.
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"This critical work examines the vampire as a spiritual figure - whether literal or metaphorical - analyzing how the use of the vampire in literature has served to convey both a human sense of alienation from the divine and a desire to overcome that alienation. While expressing isolation, the vampire also represents the transcendent agent through which individuals and societies must confront questions about innate  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McDonald, Beth E., 1950-
Vampire as numinous experience.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2004
(DLC) 2004010996
(OCoLC)55208438
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beth E McDonald
ISBN: 9780786481262 0786481269
OCLC Number: 643834954
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 200 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover --
Acknowledgments --
Table of Contents --
Preface --
One Dreadful Revelations: The Numinous and the Vampire --
Two Surrendering the Self: The Numinous and the Vampire in Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" --
Three Recreating the World: The Sacred and the Profane in Bram Stoker's Dracula --
Four Eros and the Thanatotic Hero: Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles --
Conclusion: Vampires for a New Age --
Chapter Notes --
Works Cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Beth E. McDonald.

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