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Southern Vampires: Anne Rice, Charlaine Harris and True Blood

K GELDER, C Crow, S Castillo

The Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic | Palgrave Macmillan | Published : 2016

Abstract

This book examines 'Southern Gothic' - a term that describes some of the finest works of the American Imagination. But what do 'Southern' and 'Gothic' mean, and how are they related? Traditionally seen as drawing on the tragedy of slavery and loss, 'Southern Gothic' is now a richer, more complex subject. Thirty-five distinguished scholars explore the Southern Gothic, under the categories of Poe and his Legacy; Space and Place; Race; Gender and Sexuality; and Monsters and Voodoo.

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