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Books of the dead : reading the zombie in contemporary literature

Author: Tim Lanzendörfer
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The zombie has cropped up in many forms--in film, in television, and as a cultural phenomenon in zombie walks and zombie awareness months--but few books have looked at what the zombie means in fiction. Tim Lanzendörfer fills this gap by looking at a number of zombie novels, short stories, and comics, and probing what the zombie represents in contemporary literature. Lanzendörfer brings together the most recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literary criticism
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lanzendörfer, Tim.
Books of the dead.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2018]
(DLC) 2018018618
Named Person: Englisch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Lanzendörfer
ISBN: 9781496819062 1496819063 9781496821140 1496821149
OCLC Number: 1038452259
Description: x, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : zombie fiction --
Max Brooks's World War Z : an oral history of the zombie war : conservative Armageddon and liberal postapocalypse --
Pariah and dying to live : imagining community after the apocalypse --
The Walking Dead and the never-ending zombie story : the everyday, community, and the need for an ending --
"So many unmentionables about" : parody, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and the politics of mash-up fiction --
Sadie and Allison in the apocalypse : zombies and gender --
The postracial, postcapitalist zombie : Colson Whitehead's Zone One and Junot Díaz's "Monstro" --
Coda : literature and the contemporary Zombie : the appropriate monster.
Responsibility: Tim Lanzendörfer.

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