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The Vampire: A Casebook

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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.

About the Author

Alan Dundes was professor of anthropology and folklore at the University of California, Berkeley. His books on folklore are numerous, including ten he has published with the University of Wisconsin Press.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780299159245
Editor:
Dundes, Alan
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Editor:
Dundes, Alan
Author:
Dundes, Alan
Location:
Madison :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Occultism
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in

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