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2005

American Studies

University of the Incarnate Word

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Vampires In Literature: A Postmodern Study Of Bram Stoker And Anne Rice, Christina Marie Link Dec 2005

Vampires In Literature: A Postmodern Study Of Bram Stoker And Anne Rice, Christina Marie Link

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M. H. Abrams explains that postmodern authors "blend literary genres, cultural and stylistic levels, the serious and the playful, [and] that they resist classification according to traditional literary rubrics". Bram Stoker and Anne Rice both fall into this category of postmodernism. Bram Stoker puts his own spin on the literary vampire, changing the vampire from an aristocratic figure into a monster and adding such features as shape-shifting. He also utilizes various styles throughout the novel under the pretense of several different narrators and narration sources, since Dracula is an epistolary novel that combines the different characters' journals, letters, and even ...