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The Gothic World of Anne Rice
Edited by Gary Hoppenstand and Ray B. Browne

Popular Press

This anthology argues for the serious study of the literary oeuvre of Anne Rice, a major figure in today's popular literature. The essays assert that Rice expands the conventions of the horror genre's formula to examine important social issues. Like a handful of authors working in this genre, Rice manipulates its otherwise predictable narrative structures so that a larger, more interesting cultural mythology can be developed. Rice searches for philosophical truth, examining themes of good and evil, the influence on people and society of both nature and nurture, and the conflict and dependence of humanism and science.

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cover of the Rice book has an illustration of an ugly bat's head and a yellow moon

Fall 2005

LC: 96-020467 PS
268 pp.   6 x 9
ISBN-10: 0-87972-708-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-708-6 Paper $21.95 t

(The cloth edition, ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-708-6, is out of print).

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