Dracula's Crypt: Bram Stoker, Irishness, and the Question of Blood

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Oktober 2001



Unearths the Irish roots of Bram Stoker's gothic masterpiece, offering an interpretation of the author's relationship to his novel and to the politics of blood that consumes its characters. This title presents Stoker's novel as a subtly ironic commentary on England's preoccupation with racial purity.


"This slim volume offers daring new readings of Dracula, with Valente meticulously grounding his assertions in the text of the novel, Stoker's biography, and recent postcolonial theory." -- Choice "Joseph Valente's new book may be ... the last word on Bram Stoker's Dracula." --Irish Studies Review ADVANCE PRAISE: "Valente provides the first sustained critical commentary informed by postcolonial and poststructuralist thinking that persuasively addresses the Irish aspects of Dracula. Future critics will have to attend to Valente's rich formulations about the book's pervasive ambiguous doublings." -- John Paul Riquelme, editor of Dracula and author of Teller and Tale in Joyce's Fiction "Dracula's Crypt conducts a thorough and persuasive critique of current scholarship on Bram Stoker's 'Irishness,' proposes some highly original alternatives, and argues those alternatives in an extremely compelling manner. In addition, in its method the book has implications far beyond the particular text it treats: it offers an important and innovative model for the treatment of other texts and issues. The book will appeal to readers interested in Irish studies, postcolonial studies, Gothic fiction, late Victorian literature and culture, and modernism." -- Marjorie Howes, editor of Dracula and author of Yeats's Nations
EAN: 9780252026966
ISBN: 0252026969
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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