The Vampire

Follows the evolution of the fiendish figure in folklore, literature, film, and the theater, and discusses actual cases of medical vampirism

Author: Basil Copper

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation

ISBN: UCSC:32106010256607

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Follows the evolution of the fiendish figure in folklore, literature, film, and the theater, and discusses actual cases of medical vampirism

The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature

One of the most comprehensive popular studies from this decade was Basil Copper's The Werewolf in Legend , Fact , and Art ( 1977 ) , a companion volume to his earlier work , The Vampire in Legend , Fact , and Art ( 1973 ) .

Author: Brian J. Frost

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879728604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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In this fascinating book, Brian J. Frost presents the first full-scale survey of werewolf literature covering both fiction and nonfiction works. He identifies principal elements in the werewolf myth, considers various theories of the phenomenon of shapeshifting, surveys nonfiction books, and traces the myth from its origins in ancient superstitions to its modern representations in fantasy and horror fiction. Frost's analysis encompasses fanciful medieval beliefs, popular works by Victorian authors, scholarly treatises and medical papers, and short stories from pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s. Revealing the complex nature of the werewolf phenomenon and its tremendous and continuing influence, The Essential Guide to Werewolf Literature is destined to become a standard reference on the subject.

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Two Centuries of Great Vampire Stories; Christopher Frayling, ed., Vampyres; and Richard Dalby, ed., Dracula's Brood. Popular histories of the vampire include such works as Basil Copper, The Vampire in Legend, Fact, and Art, ...

Author: William Patrick Day

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813153940

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories—from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite—have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Legend, Fact and Art. London: Robert Hale, 1973. 208 pp. hb. dj. Rpt.: Secaucus, NJ: Citadel Press, 1974. 208 pp. hb. dj. Rpt.: London: Corgi, 1975. 222 pp. pb. 148. Crawford, Heide. “Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of ...


Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476620831

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 388

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This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

Encyclopedia of the Vampire The Living Dead in Myth Legend and Popular Culture

The Vampire—in Legend, Fact and Art. London: Hale, 1973. Dennison, Michael J. Vampirism: Literary Tropes of Decadence and Entropy. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Dundes, Alan, ed. The Vampire: A Casebook. Madison: University of Wisconsin ...

Author: S. T. Joshi

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: 9780313378348

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

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An exhaustive work covering the full range of topics relating to vampires, including literature, film and television, and folklore. • Nearly 240 A–Z entries on all aspects of vampirism • Photographs and illustrations of vampire films, television shows, and other matters relating to vampires • Brief bibliographies referring the reader to secondary sources on individual entries • A general bibliography of scholarship on vampires

The Monster with a Thousand Faces

Similar in format is Basil Copper's The Vampire in Legend , Fact & Art ( Robert Hale , 1973 ) , which claims to be the most exhaustive popular study of the vampire ever published . " It doesn't quite live up to its boast , but is ...

Author: Brian J. Frost

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879724595

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 152

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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.

The Vampire s Bedside Companion

The Amazing World of Vampires in Fact and Fiction Peter Underwood. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY Rollo Ahmed The Black Art 1936 Basil Copper The Vampire in Legend , Fact and Art 1973 Richard Cavendish The Black Arts 1967 James Dickie The Undead ...

Author: Peter Underwood

Publisher: Peter Underwood


Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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The Vampire’s Bedside Companion is a riveting compendium of new facts and fiction on the ‘undying’ theme of vampirism. Here is a new theory on the genesis of Dracula (surely literature’s most compelling and macabre figure?); thoughts on allusions to vampirism in Wuthering Heights; first-hand experience of Vampires in Hampstead, London; publication for the first time of the story of a fifteenth-century Vampire Protection medallion that Montague Summers presented to the author; an account by a professor of English at Dalhousie University of a visit to ‘Castle Dracula’ in Transylvania - The Vampire’s Bedside Companion contains these and a wealth of other hitherto unpublished material on a subject that is of enduring interest: The Vampire Legend. To many people, vampires are creatures only of legend and fantasy with no reality outside the pages of books. Others, who have studied the folklore of many countries and the continuing reports of vampirism, maintain that there is extensive evidence not only that vampires once existed but that, in fact, they still do exist. In this fascinating book the author, himself an acknowledged expert on the Occult, presents true accounts of vampire infestation in England, America, Ireland, Hungary, China and France. Records of vampires and vampirism are, he claims, as old as the world and as recent as yesterday. Four new, existing and authentic vampire fictional stories by Peter Allan, Crispin Derby, Richard Howard and James Turner complete this compelling companion for dark nights, solitude and howling winds! Illustrated with my striking photographs, The Vampire’s Bedside Companion also contains original and evocative drawings by Geoffrey Bourne-Taylor. It is a must for all students of the occult and every reader of the macabre.

The Vampire

Origins of a European Myth Thomas M. Bohn. Braccini, Tommaso. Prima di Dracula: Archeologia del ... 'The Frightening Borderlands of Enlightenment: The Vampire Problem'. ... The Vampire in Legend, Fact and Art. London: Hale, 1973.

Author: Thomas M. Bohn

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781789202939

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Even before Bram Stoker immortalized Transylvania as the homeland of his fictional Count Dracula, the figure of the vampire was inextricably tied to Eastern Europe in the popular imagination. Drawing on a wealth of heretofore neglected sources, this book offers a fascinating account of how vampires—whose various incarnations originally emerged from the folk traditions of societies throughout the world—became identified with such a specific region. It demonstrates that the modern conception of the vampire was born in the crucible of the Enlightenment, embodying a mysterious, Eastern “otherness” that stood opposed to Western rationality.

The Vampire

Basil Copper, The Vampire in Legend, Fact, and Art (Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1974), 44. 6. See, for example, G. Willoughby-Meade, Chinese Ghouls and Goblins (New York, 1928), 224. 7. L. Strackerjan, Aberglaube und Sagen aus dem ...

Author: Alan Dundes

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299159238

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Vampires are the most fearsome and fascinating of all creatures of folklore. For the first time, detailed accounts of the vampire and how its tradition developed in different cultures are gathered in one volume by eminent folklorist Alan Dundes. Eleven leading scholars from the fields of Slavic studies, history, anthropology, and psychiatry unearth the true nature of the vampire from its birth in graveyard lore to the modern-day psychiatric patient with a penchant for drinking blood. The Vampire: A Casebook takes this legend out of the realm of literature and film and back to its dark beginnings in folk traditions. The essays examine the history of the word “vampire;” Romanian vampires; Greek vampires; Serbian vampires; the physical attributes of vampires; the killing of vampires; and the possible psychoanalytic underpinnings of vampires. Much more than simply a scary creature of the human imagination, the vampire has been and continues to haunt the lives of all those who encounter it—in reality or in fiction.

Legends of Dracula

The Vampire in Legend , Fact , and Art . Secaucus , NJ : The Citadel Press , 1974 . Fossier , Robert , ed . The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages , 1250-1520 . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1986 .

Author: Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822549425

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Discusses Vlad the Impaler, the historical person behind Count Dracula, describes how Bram Stoker came to write his famous novel about him, and examines how the character has been portrayed on stage and screen.