Memnoch the Devil

Memnoch the Devil
Author: Anne Rice
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1997-05-28
ISBN: 9780345409676
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memnoch the Devil Book Excerpt:

"STARTLING . . . FIENDISH . . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING." --New York Daily News "Like Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. . . . Narrated by Rice's most cherished character, the vampire Lestat, Memnoch tells a tale as old as Scripture's legends and as modern as today's religious strife." --Rolling Stone "SENSUAL . . . BOLD, FAST-PACED." --USA Today "Rice has penned an ambitious close to this long-running series. . . . Fans will no doubt devour this." --The Washington Post Book World "MEMNOCH THE DEVIL OFFERS PASSAGES OF POETIC BRILLIANCE." --Playboy "[MEMNOCH] is one of Rice's most intriguing and sympathetic characters to date. . . . Rice ups the ante, taking Lestat where few writers have ventured: into heaven and hell itself. She carries it off in top form." --The Seattle Times

The Gothic World of Anne Rice

The Gothic World of Anne Rice
Author: Gary Hoppenstand,Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780879727086
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic World of Anne Rice Book Excerpt:

Such readers find allusions in Rice's work to that of Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto, to Ann Radcliffe's gothic romances, such as The Mysteries of Udolpho, and to Bram Stoker's Dracula, as do such present-day authors as Clive Barker, Robert R. McCammon, and Stephen King.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers
Author: Michael D. Sharp
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780761476108
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Contemporary Writers Book Excerpt:

Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

The Blood is the Life

The Blood is the Life
Author: Leonard G. Heldreth,Mary Pharr
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780879728038
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blood is the Life Book Excerpt:

The essays in this volume use a humanistic viewpoint to explore the evolution and significance of the vampire in literature from the Romantic era to the millennium."--BOOK JACKET.

Anne Rice s Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery

Anne Rice s Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery
Author: Becket,Anne Rice
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN: 0525434739
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Rice s Vampire Chronicles An Alphabettery Book Excerpt:

An annotated cosmology of Anne Rice's Vampiredom from A(kasha) to Z(enobia)--all fifteen books of the Vampire Chronicles detailed, by a longtime Anne Rice reader and scholar; the who, what, where, why, (and often) how of her beloved characters, mortal and 'im', brought together in a book for the first time. Illustrated by Mark Edward Geyer. An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles gathers together, from all fifteen of the books in the series, the facts, details, story lines, genealogies of her characters, vampiric subjects, geographical influences, and cultural and individual histories, all of which Rice painstakingly researched and invented during her 40-year career--to date--through which she has enchanted and transported us. Here are concise, detailed biographies of every character, no matter how central or minor to the cosmology. Revealed are the intricacies and interconnectedness of characters and subjects throughout. We see how Akasha (Queen of Egypt and the first vampire) is connected to Mekare (the inheritor of the title of the Queen of the Damned), etc., and how these characters connect back to the darkest rebel outlaw of them all, Lestat de Lioncourt ... And we see, as well, the ways in which Rice's vampires have evolved from warring civilizations to isolated covens to a unified race of blood drinkers led by their hero-wanderer and sole monarch, Prince Lestat. For devoted and first-time Anne Rice readers alike, An Alphabettery of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles will be the holy grail of lore and revelation for those who have been, and continue to be, mesmerized by the worlds within worlds of these beloved tales of the undead.

The Devil Notebooks

The Devil Notebooks
Author: Laurence A. Rickels
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0816650519
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil Notebooks Book Excerpt:

Milton's Paradise Lost. Goethe's Faust. Aaron Spelling's Satan's School for Girls? Laurence A. Rickels scours the canon and pop culture in this all-encompassing study on the Devil. Continuing the work he began in his influential book The Vampire Lectures, Rickels returns with his trademark wit and encyclopedic knowledge to go mano a mano with the Prince of Darkness himself.

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters

The Encyclopedia of Vampires  Werewolves  and Other Monsters
Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1438130015
Category: Monsters
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters Book Excerpt:

Monsters and shape-shifters have always held a special fascination in mythologies, legends, and folklore the world over. From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, 600 entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading.

The Afterlife in Popular Culture Heaven Hell and the Underworld in the American Imagination

The Afterlife in Popular Culture  Heaven  Hell  and the Underworld in the American Imagination
Author: Kevin O'Neill
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 144086859X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Afterlife in Popular Culture Heaven Hell and the Underworld in the American Imagination Book Excerpt:

What happens to us when we die? The book seeks to explore how that question has been answered in American popular culture. It begins with five framing essays that provide historical and intellectual background on ideas about the afterlife in Western culture. These essays are followed by over 100 entries, each focusing on specific cultural products or authors that feature the afterlife front and center. Entries topics include novels, film, television shows, plays, works of nonfiction, graphic novels, and more, all of which address some aspect of what may await us after our passing. This book is unique in marrying a historical overview of the afterlife with detailed analyses of particular cultural products, such as films and novels. In addition, it covers these topics in nonspecialist language, written with a high school and college audience in mind. The book provides historical context for contemporary depictions of the afterlife addressed in the entries, which deal specifically with work produced in the 20th and 21st centuries.

Gothic Grotesques

Gothic Grotesques
Author: Brian Stableford
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN: 1434403394
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gothic Grotesques Book Excerpt:

Ten essays on horror fiction, Gothic rock music, science fiction, and fantasy, by a master critic and fiction writer. Complete with index.

Conversations with Anne Rice

Conversations with Anne Rice
Author: Michael Riley
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2010-12-29
ISBN: 0307775593
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Anne Rice Book Excerpt:

In the novel that introduced Anne Rice to the world, Interview with the Vampire, a reporter seeks out the facts behind an extraordinary life. In the years since, Anne Rice has created a remarkable and acclaimed body of work--encompassing her celebrated Vampire Chronicles, The Lives of the Mayfair Witches novels, two haunting historical epics, and her controversial, equally sought-after excursions into erotica. One of the world's best known and biggest bestselling authors of contemporary fiction, Rice has herself been the subject of countless interviews, profiles, and a full-length biography. Yet, who Anne Rice is, and the beliefs, fascinations, desires, fears, and passions that inspire her work, remain endlessly fascinating topics. In this first-of-its-kind book-length interview with Anne Rice, film scholar and author Michael Riley seeks out--and finds--the truth behind the extraordinary life and work of a unique, tantalizing writer. In Conversations with Anne Rice, the creator of Lestat, Louis, and Lasher talks in depth--and in her own words--about everything: from her early struggles toward publication to the tremendous literary reputation she has achieved. From the success and adulation of the vampire novels to the lesser-known books that are her personal favorites. From the influence of classical and popular literature to that of Catholicism and eroticism. From the role of movies in her literary vision to her definitive critique of the film version of Interview with the Vampire, and far beyond. Here, then, is Anne Rice--her heart, her psyche, her soul--in candid and captivating dialogue with her audience.

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2996
Release: 2008-02
ISBN: 9780835247498
Category: Characters and characteristics in literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007 Book Excerpt:

Vampires Are Us

Vampires Are Us
Author: Margot Adler
Publsiher: Weiser Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-03-01
ISBN: 1609259521
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampires Are Us Book Excerpt:

The author of Drawing Down the Moon offers a "literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating” exploration of the enduring allure of vampires (Whitley Strieber, author of The Hunger). Author and NPR correspondent Margot Adler found herself newly drawn to vampire novels while sitting vigil at her dying husband’s bedside. Intrigued by the way this ever-evolving myth lets us contemplate mortality, she embarked on a years-long journey of reading hundreds vampire novels—from teen to adult, from gothic to modern, from detective to comic. She began to see just how each era creates the vampires it needs. Dracula, an Eastern European monster, was the perfect vehicle for 19th-century England’s fear of outsiders and of disease seeping in through its large ports. In 1960s America, the television show Dark Shadows gave us the morally conflicted vampire struggling against his own predatory nature, who still enthralls us today. From Bram Stoker to Ann Rice; from vampire detective thrillers to lesbian vampire fiction; and from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Twilight and True Blood, Vampires Are Us explores the issues of power, politics, morality, identity, and even the fate of the planet that show up in vampire novels today. Perhaps, Adler suggests, our blood is oil, perhaps our prey is the planet. Perhaps vampires are us.

Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature

Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature
Author: Brian Stableford
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-03-24
ISBN: 1479425931
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature Book Excerpt:

Acclaimed author and scholar Brian Stableford turns his penetrating mind to matters of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in this collection of essays. He covers such diverse topics as: SLAVES OF THE DEATH SPIDERS: Colin Wilson and Existentialist Science Fiction IS THERE NO BALM IN GILEAD?: The Woeful Prophecies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale A FEW MORE CROCODILE TEARS?: Gwyneth Jones THE ADVENTURES OF LORD HORROR: Across the Media Landscape FILLING IN THE MIDDLE: Robert Silverberg's The Queen of Springtime RICE'S RELAPSE: Memnoch the Devil FIELD OF BROKEN DREAMS: Michael Bishop's Brittle Innings THE MAGIC OF THE MOVIES H. G. WELLS AND THE DISCOVERY OF THE FUTURE THE MANY RETURNS OF DRACULA TARZAN'S DIVIDED SELF SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL: Jacques Cazotte's The Devil in Love THE TWO THOUSAND YEAR QUEST: George Viereck's Erotic Odyssey THE PROFESSION OF SCIENCE FICTION

The Encyclopedia of Hell

The Encyclopedia of Hell
Author: Miriam Van Scott
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 146689119X
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Hell Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Hell is a comprehensive survey of the underworld, drawing information from cultures around the globe and eras throughout history. Organized in a simple-to-use alphabetic format, entries cover representations of the dark realm of the dead in mythology, religion, works of art, opera, literature, theater, music, film, and television. Sources include African legends, Native American stories, Asian folktales, and other more obscure references, in addition to familiar infernal chronicles from Western lore. The result is a catalog of underworld data, with entries running the gamut from descriptions of grisly pits of torture to humorous cartoons lampooning the everlasting abyss. Its extensive cross-referencing also supplies links between various concepts and characters from the netherworld and provides further information on particular theories. Peruse these pages and find out for yourself what history's greatest imaginations have envisioned awaiting the wicked on the other side of the grave.

Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature

Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature
Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1998-12-01
ISBN: 0809519100
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slaves of the Death Spiders and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature Book Excerpt:

This new collection of critical essays on science fiction and fantasy literature and media features the following pieces: "Slaves of the Death Spiders: Colin Wilson and Existential Science Fiction," "Is There No Balm in Gilead? The Woeful Prophecies of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale," "A Few More Crocodile Tears?" "The Adventures of Lord Horror Across the Media Landscape," "Filling in the Middle: Robert Silverberg's The Queen of Springtime," "Rice's Relapse: Memnoch the Devil," "Field of Broken Dreams: Michael Bishop's Brittle Innings," "The Magic of the Movies," "H. G. Wells and the Discovery of the Future," "The Many Returns of Dracula," "Tarzan's Divided Self," "Sympathy for the Devil: Jacques Cazotte's The Devil in Love," "The Two Thousand Year Odyssey: George Viereck's Erotic Odyssey," and "The Profession of Science Fiction" (an autobiography). Brian Stableford is the bestselling writer of 50 books and hundreds of essays, including science fiction, fantasy, literary criticism, and popular nonfiction. He lives and works in Reading, England. ISBN 0-8095-0910-5 (cloth) ] ISBN 0-8095-1910-0 (paper)

The Vampire as Numinous Experience

The Vampire as Numinous Experience
Author: Beth E. McDonald
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN: 0786481269
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire as Numinous Experience Book Excerpt:

The critical work examines the vampire as a spiritual figure--whether literal or metaphorical--analyzing how the use of the vampire in literature has served to convey both a human sense of alienation from the divine and a desire to overcome that alienation. While expressing isolation, the vampire also represents the transcendent agent through which individuals and societies must confront questions about innate good or evil, and belief in the divine and the afterlife. Textual experiences of the numinous in the form of the vampire propel the subject on a spiritual journey involving both psychological and religious qualities. Through this journey, the reader and the main character may begin to understand the value of their existence and the divine. A variety of works, poetry and fiction by British and American authors, is discussed, with particular concentration on Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, as representative of the Romantic, Victorian, and late twentieth century periods of literature. A conclusion looks at the future of the literary vampire.

Vampire Defanged The

Vampire Defanged  The
Author: Susannah Clements
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-04
ISBN: 1587432897
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Defanged The Book Excerpt:

A literary expert reveals the Christian roots of the vampire myth and helps make Christian sense of today's popular obsession with vampires.

The Encyclopedia of Heaven

The Encyclopedia of Heaven
Author: Miriam Van Scott
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 1466891181
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Heaven Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Heaven is an extensive study of paradise, gathering diverse interpretations of the glorious afterlife from around the world and across the ages. Covering everything from ancient mythic images of splendid ethereal kingdoms to modern "near death experience" apparitions of luminous tunnels, this volume offers hundreds of fascinating depictions of the great beyond. Sources include religious texts, works of art and literature, television and film productions, epic poems, opera and stage plays, reincarnation concepts, African legends, and Native American beliefs. The Encyclopedia of Heaven also looks at how the glories of paradise have been incorporated into contemporary pop culture, figuring into Rap music, merchandising fads, comic books, and more. From the Elysian Fields to Avalon; Dante's Paradiso to the African paradise Asamando, take a look at the thrilling, compelling, sometimes startling depictions of the sweet hereafter that have emerged over the ages. The perfect companion guide to Encyclopedia of Hell, the Encyclopedia of Heaven invites you to join the legions of souls who have pondered over the millennia what ultimate reward awaits the chosen in some unseen great beyond.

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural
Author: S. T. Joshi
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2007
ISBN: 0313337810
Category: Horror films
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Icons of Horror and the Supernatural Book Excerpt:

Offers entries on 24 of the significant archetypes of horror and the supernatural, from the classical epics of Homer to the novels of Stephen King.

News of the Black Feast and Other Random Reviews

News of the Black Feast and Other Random Reviews
Author: Brian Stableford
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2009-03-01
ISBN: 143440336X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

News of the Black Feast and Other Random Reviews Book Excerpt:

This new collection gathers together 45 of Stableford's best critical reviews on works of science fiction, fantasy, horror, decadent literature, and nonfiction books about these topics. His comments are witty, intelligent, and full of insight. Complete with comprehensive index.