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The bite, the breast and the blood : why modern vampire stories suck us in

Author: Amy Williams Wilson
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Central to every vampire story is the undead's need for human blood. Equally compelling is the human ingestion of vampire blood, which creates a bond. This analysis of vampire stories explores the benefits of the bonding experiences, arguing that readers and viewers are drawn to this genre because of our fascination with the relationship between human and maker"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Williams Wilson
ISBN: 9781476666136 147666613X
OCLC Number: 1005300411
Description: x, 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction --
1. Blood and Vampires --
2. Bonding --
3. Nourishment, Healing, Life --
4. Conversion, Identification, Sensitivity --
5. Protection, Comfort, Safety --
6. Attraction and Pleasure --
7. Intimacy --
8. Belongingness, Affirmation, Acceptance --
9. The Relevance and Appeal of the Vampire Story --
Appendix: The Real Humans in the Vampire Story.
Responsibility: Amy Williams Wilson.

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