Blood Read

Blood Read
The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture

Edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger. Foreword by Brian Aldiss

1997 | 264 pages | Cloth $49.95 | Paper $26.50
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Table of Contents

Foreword: Vampires—The Ancient Fear
—Brian Aldiss

1. Introduction: The Shape of Vampires
—Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger
2. My Vampire, My Friend: The Intimacy Dracula Destroyed
-Nina Auerbach
3. Metaphor into Metonymy: The Vampire Next Door
—Jules Zanger
4. The Vampire as Alien in Contemporary Fiction
—Margaret L. Carter
5. Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth: The Vampire in Search of Its Mother
—Joan Gordon
6. Meditations in Red: On Writing The Vampire Tapestry
—Suzy McKee Charnas
7. Sang for Supper: Notes on the Metaphorical Use of Vampires in The Empire of Fear and Young Blood
—Brian Stableford
8. Recasting the Mythology: Writing Vampire Fiction
—Jewelle Gomez
9. Dieting and Damnation: Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire
—Sandra Tomc
10. When Hollywood Sucks, or, Hungry Girls, Lost Boys, and Vampirism in the Age of Reagan
—Nicola Nixon
11. Consuming Youth: The Lost Boys Cruise Mallworld
—Rob Latham
12. The Gilda Stories: Revealing the Monsters at the Margins
—Miriam Jones
13. Coming Out of the Coffin: Gay Males and Queer Goths in Contemporary Vampire Fiction
—Trevor Holmes
14. Techno-Gothic Japan: From Seishi Yokomizo's The Death's-Head Stranger to Mariko Ohara's Ephemera the Vampire
—Mari Kotani
15. Fantasies of Absence: The Postmodern Vampire
—Veronica Hollinger

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