The Vampire as Numinous Experience: Spiritual Journeys with the Undead in British and American Literature

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The critical work examines the vampire as a spiritual figurewhether literal or metaphoricalanalyzing 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 ...

The Vampire as Numinous Experience: Spiritual Journeys with the Undead in British and American Literature 2004, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786419470

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