Vampire Junction

Vampire Junction Author S. P. Somtow
ISBN-10 0977134636
Year 2005
Pages 292
Language en
Publisher
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Now acknowledged as one of the most important classics of twentieth-century gothic literarture, S.P. Somtow's tale of a twelve-year-old rock star vampire, his Jungian analyst, and the Wagnerian conductor who is his nemesis turned the entire genre upside down in the 1980s and is considered the ancestor of the "splatterpunk" movement. Vampire Junction has been voted one of the top forty horror books of all time. Timmy Valentine: "He'll steal your heart - and have it for breakfast " 21st anniversary edition of this unforgettable classic of high-intensity horror.

Vanitas

Vanitas Author S. P. Somtow
ISBN-10 0312855133
Year 1995
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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The sequel to the cult favorite, Vampire Junction, continues the story of the immortal young singer, Timmy Valentine, as he searches through Hollywood and country backwaters for his soul.

Valentine

Valentine Author S. P. Somtow
ISBN-10 0812512405
Year 1995-01
Pages 438
Language en
Publisher Tor Books
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The horrifying adventures of Timmy Valentine, an innocent looking child-vampire, exploiting his raw power in the mortal world

Encyclopedia of the Vampire

Encyclopedia of the Vampire Author S. T. Joshi
ISBN-10 0313378339
Year 2011
Pages 453
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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Presents information about vampires in literature, film, television, folklore, religion, the theater, and world culture.

The Vampire Book

The Vampire Book Author J Gordon Melton
ISBN-10 9781578593507
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 944
Language en
Publisher Visible Ink Press
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The Ultimate Collection of Vampire Facts and Fiction Death and immortality, sexual prowess and surrender, intimacy and alienation, rebellion and temptation. The allure of the vampire is eternal. The Vampire Book: The Encyclopedia of the Undead, Third edition, explores the historical, literary, mythological, biographical, and popular aspects of one of the world's most mesmerizing paranormal subject. This vast reference is an alphabetical tour of the psychosexual, macabre world of the soul-sucking undead. In the first fully revised and updated edition in a decade, Dr. J. Gordon Melton (president of the American chapter of the Transylvania Society of Dracula) bites even deeper into vampire lore, myths, reported realities, and legends that come from all around the world. From Vlad the Impaler to Dracula and from modern literature to movies and TV series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood, Twilight, and The Vampire Lestat, this exhaustive guide furnishes more than 400 essays to quench your thirst for facts, biographies, definitions, and more.

Reading the Vampire

Reading the Vampire Author Ken Gelder
ISBN-10 9781134895342
Year 2002-08-27
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination. Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and cultural meanings. Ken Gelder investigates vampire narratives in literature and in film, from early vampire stories like Sheridan Le Fanu's `lesbian vampire' tale Carmilla and Bram Stoker's Dracula, the most famous vampire narrative of all, to contemporary American vampire blockbusters by Stephen King and others, the vampire chronicles of Anne Rice, `post-Ceausescu' vampire narratives, and films such as FW Murnau's Nosferatu and Bram Stoker's Dracula. Reading the Vampire embeds vampires in their cultural contexts, showing vampire narratives feeding off the anxieties and fascinations of their times: from the nineteenth century perils of tourism, issues of colonialism and national identity, and obsessions with sex and death, to the `queer' identity of the vampire or current vampiric metaphors for dangerous exchanges of bodily fluids and AIDS.

Consuming Youth

Consuming Youth Author Robert Latham
ISBN-10 0226467023
Year 2007-11-01
Pages 336
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, especially youth culture. In Consuming Youth, Rob Latham explains why, showing how fiction, film, and other media deploy these ambiguous monsters to embody and work through the implications of a capitalist system in which youth both consume and are consumed. Inspired by Marx's use of the cyborg vampire as a metaphor for the objectification of physical labor in the factory, Latham shows how contemporary images of vampires and cyborgs illuminate the contradictory processes of empowerment and exploitation that characterize the youth-consumer system. While the vampire is a voracious consumer driven by a hunger for perpetual youth, the cyborg has incorporated the machineries of consumption into its own flesh. Powerful fusions of technology and desire, these paired images symbolize the forms of labor and leisure that American society has staked out for contemporary youth. A startling look at youth in our time, Consuming Youth will interest anyone concerned with film, television, and popular culture.

To be Continued

To be Continued Author Merle Jacob
ISBN-10 157356155X
Year 2000
Pages 465
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Adds 1,600 new books and 400 new series, maintaining the first volume's successful formula.

Vampire God

Vampire God Author Mary Y. Hallab
ISBN-10 9781438428581
Year 2010-03-30
Pages 177
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press
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Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.

The Everything Vampire Book

The Everything Vampire Book Author Barb Karg
ISBN-10 9781440501692
Year 2008-12-17
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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• An affordable, accessible companion to vampire literature, films, and TV • Several vampire movies are due out in 2008 and 2009: Twilight, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and The Historian • Vampire communities are flourishing on the Internet—a simple “vampire societies” search on Google yields over 580,000 results • Everything reference books have sold more than 575,000 copies! Bram Stoker’s Dracula Anne Rice’s Lestat Stephenie Meyer’s Edward Who can resist these erotic, exotic creatures of the night? And who wants to? In The Everything® Vampire Book, readers unearth all the secrets of this beautiful, terrible underworld, including: • How vampires live, hunt, and endure • Why they refuse to die • How to destroy a vampire—from holy water to decapitation • The best—and worst—vampire books, TV shows, and films • What constitutes the “vampire lifestyle” and blood fetish practices • All the incarnations of vampires—from the Greek Lamia to the Indian Churel • Real-life encounters with vampires Vampire aficionados will enjoy sinking their teeth into the notorious history and bewitching tales in The Everything® Vampire Book!

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature

The Vampire in Nineteenth Century English Literature Author Carol A. Senf
ISBN-10 9780299263836
Year 2013-02-01
Pages 212
Language en
Publisher University of Wisconsin Pres
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Carol A. Senf traces the vampire’s evolution from folklore to twentieth-century popular culture and explains why this creature became such an important metaphor in Victorian England. This bloodsucker who had stalked the folklore of almost every culture became the property of serious artists and thinkers in Victorian England, including Charlotte and Emily Brontë, George Eliot, Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, and Friedrich Engels. People who did not believe in the existence of vampires nonetheless saw numerous metaphoric possibilities in a creature from the past that exerted pressure on the present and was often threatening because of its sexuality.

The Science of Vampires

The Science of Vampires Author Katherine Ramsland
ISBN-10 9781101204238
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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· Are any vampire myths based on fact? · Bloodsucking villain to guilt-ridden loner—what has inspired the redemption of the vampire in fiction and film? · What is Vampire Personality Disorder? What causes a physical addiction to another person’s blood? · Are there any boundaries in the polysexual world of vampires? · How could a vampire hide in today’s world of advanced forensic science? · What is the psychopathology of the vampire? · What happens in the brain of a vampire’s victim? Si...

The Blood is the Life

The Blood is the Life Author Leonard G. Heldreth
ISBN-10 0879728035
Year 1999-01-01
Pages 275
Language en
Publisher Popular Press
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Today the vampire is a major cultural icon and can be found in breakfast foods, comics, television, computer games, films, and books from academic studies to best-selling novels. While readers may be familiar with such figures as Dracula and Lestat, few are aware of the range of the vampire legacy that stretches from the early nineteenth century through the end of the twentieth. The essays in this volume use a humanistic viewpoint to explore the evolution and significance of the vampire in literature. Contributors examine—besides Dracula—characters such as Lord Ruthven, Carmilla Karnstein, Stephen King's Kurt Barlow, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Saint-Germain, and Anne Rice's recoded vampires. Other authors investigated include George R. R. Martin, Brian Stableford, Kim Newman, Colin Wilson, Poppy Z. Brite, and Tanith Lee.

The Monster with a Thousand Faces

The Monster with a Thousand Faces Author Brian J. Frost
ISBN-10 0879724595
Year 1989
Pages 152
Language en
Publisher Popular Press
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Brian Frost chronicles the history of the vampire in myth and literature, providing a sumptuous repast for all devotees of the bizarre. In a wide-ranging survey, including plot summaries of hundreds of novels and short stories, the reader meets an amazing assortment of vampires from the pages of weird fiction, ranging from the 10,000-year-old femme fatale in Robert E. Howard's Conan the Conqueror to the malevolent fetus in Eddy C. Bertin's “Something Small, Something Hungry.” Nostalgia buffs will enjoy a discussion of the vampire yarns in the pulp magazines of the interwar years, while fans of contemporary vampire fiction will also be sated.