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The Resource The vampire as numinous experience : spiritual journeys with the undead in British and American literature, Beth E. McDonald

The vampire as numinous experience : spiritual journeys with the undead in British and American literature, Beth E. McDonald

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The vampire as numinous experience : spiritual journeys with the undead in British and American literature
Title
The vampire as numinous experience
Title remainder
spiritual journeys with the undead in British and American literature
Statement of responsibility
Beth E. McDonald
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This critical work examines the vampire as a spiritual figure - whether literal or metaphorical - analyzing how the use of the vampire in literature has served to convey both a human sense of alienation from the divine and a desire to overcome that alienation. While expressing isolation, the vampire also represents the transcendent agent through which individuals and societies must confront questions about innate good, or evil, and belief in the divine and the afterlife." "Textual experiences of the numinous in the form of the vampire propel the subject on a spiritual journey involving both psychological and religious qualities. Through this journey, the reader and the main character may begin to understand the value of their existence and the divine. A variety of works, poetry and fiction by British and American authors, is discussed, with particular concentration on Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, as representative of the Romantic, Victorian, and late twentieth century periods of literature. A conclusion looks at the future of the literary vampire."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonald, Beth E.
Dewey number
820.9/375
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.V3
LC item number
M36 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, English
  • Vampires in literature
  • Religion and literature
  • Horror tales, American
  • Belief and doubt in literature
  • Spiritual life in literature
  • Good and evil in literature
  • Immortalism in literature
  • Future life in literature
Label
The vampire as numinous experience : spiritual journeys with the undead in British and American literature, Beth E. McDonald
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dreadful revelations: the numinous and the vampire -- Surrendering the self: the numinous and the vampire in Coleridge's "The rime of the ancient mariner" -- Recreating the world: the sacred and the profane in Bram Stoker's Dracula -- Eros and the thanatotic hero: Anne Rice's Vampire chronicles -- Conclusion: vampires for a new age
Control code
ocm55208438
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780786419470
Lccn
2004010996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55208438
  • (OCoLC)55208438
Label
The vampire as numinous experience : spiritual journeys with the undead in British and American literature, Beth E. McDonald
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-193) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dreadful revelations: the numinous and the vampire -- Surrendering the self: the numinous and the vampire in Coleridge's "The rime of the ancient mariner" -- Recreating the world: the sacred and the profane in Bram Stoker's Dracula -- Eros and the thanatotic hero: Anne Rice's Vampire chronicles -- Conclusion: vampires for a new age
Control code
ocm55208438
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 200 pages
Isbn
9780786419470
Lccn
2004010996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55208438
  • (OCoLC)55208438

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