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Vampirism : literary tropes of decadence and entropy

Author: Michael James Dennison
Publisher: New York : P. Lang, ©2001.
Series: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, vol. 95.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This study of the vampire in literature from the early nineteenth century to the present analyzes its metaphorical characteristics. The vampire is the perfect figure of disorder and entropy, and its dominance as a literary figure/monster, an instigator of chaos of all kinds, makes it worthy of study for readers interested in an emerging theory of literary disorder as well as horror literature. Entropy, the most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dennison, Michael James, 1951-
Vampirism.
New York : P. Lang, ©2001
(OCoLC)606483756
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Charles Baudelaire; Bram Stoker
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael James Dennison
ISBN: 0820449369 9780820449364
OCLC Number: 43569546
Description: 155 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Femmes Damnees and Fantasists: Gautier --
3. Femmes Damnees and Fantasists: Poe --
4. Baudelaire and His Followers: The Muse Un-Dead --
5. Dracula and Entropy: "On Moonlight Rays as Elemental Dust --
6. Art of Entropy: "This is Indeed Life Itself" --
7. Into the Vampire Century.
Series Title: Currents in comparative Romance languages and literatures, vol. 95.
Responsibility: Michael J. Dennison.

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"This study of the vampire in literature from the early nineteenth century to the present analyzes its metaphorical characteristics. The vampire is the perfect figure of disorder and entropy, and its dominance as a literary figure/monster, an instigator of chaos of all kinds, makes it worthy of study for readers interested in an emerging theory of literary disorder as well as horror literature. Entropy, the most intriguing root metaphor of our time, and the vampire, figure of decadence, degeneration, and perverse physics, illuminate each other as Michael J. Dennison examines such famous works as Dracula and The Fall of the House of Usher, as well as works that have unjustly fallen into near obscurity."--Jacket.

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