The Theology of Dracula

The Theology of Dracula

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Few books have so seized the public imagination as Bram Stoker's Dracula, even more popular now than when it was first published in 1897. This critical work represents a rereading of the horror classic as a Christian text, one that alchemizes Platonism, Gnosticism, Mariology and Christian resurrection in a tale that explores the grotesque. Of particular interest is the way in which the Dracula narrative emerges from earlier vampire tales, which juxtapose Apollonian and Dionysian impulses. A strong addition to vampire and horror scholarship.Having come across his essay a€œDracula: The Gnostic Quest and Victorian Wasteland, a€ I sought Mark out as the only critic to have approached Stokera#39;s text in ways that were familiar to me. Certain paragraphs of the book were written in directanbsp;...

Title:The Theology of Dracula
Author:Noël Montague-Étienne Rarignac
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-01-17


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