The Anne Rice Reader

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A collection of the most fascinating essays, articles, and interpretations of bestselling author Anne Rice's complete works, by a variety of journalists and scholars. It includes a history of vampire literature, a professional dominatrix's examination of Rice's erotica, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film version of Interview with the Vampire. From the adventures of the Vampire Lestat to those of the Mayfair Witches, from the evocative historical epic Cry to Heaven to the uninhibited erotica of...

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Overview

A collection of the most fascinating essays, articles, and interpretations of bestselling author Anne Rice's complete works, by a variety of journalists and scholars. It includes a history of vampire literature, a professional dominatrix's examination of Rice's erotica, and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film version of Interview with the Vampire. From the adventures of the Vampire Lestat to those of the Mayfair Witches, from the evocative historical epic Cry to Heaven to the uninhibited erotica of Exit to Eden and the Sleeping Beauty trilogy, The Anne Rice Reader presents a captivating range of perspectives on the imagination of a writer who has enthralled her generation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345402677
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/11/1997
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Katherine Ramsland is the author of the acclaimed Anne Rice biography Prism of the Night, as well as The Vampire Companion, The Witches' Companion, and The Anne Rice Trivia Book. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Anne Rice: An Overview 5
A Literary Friendship: Life Is Not a Footrace 28
The Landscape of Childhood Memories: New Orleans in the Life and Work of Anne Rice 38
Let the Flesh Instruct the Mind: A Quadrant Interview with Anne Rice 55
"October 4th, 1948" 74
"Nicholas and Jean" 84
The World of the Vampire: Rice's Contribution 101
Anne Rice and the Gothic Tradition 124
Lestat: The Vampire as Degenerate Genius 150
Interview with the Vampire: How the Movie Finally Got Made 167
He Must Have Wept When He Made You: The Homoerotic Pathos in the Movie Version of Interview with the Vampire 196
The Real World of the Free People of Color in Anne Rice's The Feast of All Saints 212
The Price of Perfection: Cry to Heaven, Art, and Human Sacrifice 225
How Do They Rate? Elliott Slater and Lasher as Love Slaves 237
Erotic Art and the Birth of Self in Belinda 252
Visions, Dreams, Realities: The Problem of Imaginal Revelation 262
Anne Rice's Pastiche of the British "Thriller": Comparing The Mummy to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "Lot No. 249" 286
More than Kin, Less than Kind: The Mayfairs and the Taltos 305
Forced Consent and Voluptuous Captivity: The Paradoxical Psychology Behind Anne Rice's Erotic Imagination 322
About the Contributors 347
Index 351
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