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Past and recent vampires as symbols of changing sexual mores

Over the centuries, the vampire has undergone radical changes. From the Count in Bram Stoker's 1897 novel to the alcoholic New Yorker Sam in the 1997 film Habit, the figure of the vampire has evolved with society.

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From the Library

Aswid and Asmund (Iceland)
From Book Two of the Eyrbyggia Saga: There were once two great Icelandic warriors, Aswid and Asmund. They were not only the greatest of generals, but they were also blood brothers. One of them suggested, as they grew older, that they should make a death pact -- that when one of them died, the other would go to the grave with his friend. They both agreed to this and swore on their blood.

Peter Plogojowitz (Serbia)
This is an actual report of the history of Peter Plogojowitz which was accounted by an official in 1725.

In the Blood
Any broad exploration of pre-Industrial European society cannot help but touch upon the plethora of peasant tales that both served to entertain the populace and teach morality to the children of Europe. On surface examination, at least, this function of folklore seems apparent enough. It is a perfectly valid assessment of the function of common fable--but in many respects, it is inadequate.

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October 10, 1996 (Peter Gilstrap / Phoenix New Times) - It takes a certain brand of optimism and foresight to make a small-market concept work, a certain drive and, of course, the essential ability to recognize a need and fill it. Before a savvy, upward mover even begins to address such concepts as outsourcing, retrenchment and severe lower-pricing to shed high-cost capacity, he must be able to pick the right product at the right moment. Such a man is Rod Jakubik. His product is fangs.
May 11, 2007 (The Times / Rebecca O’Connor) -- Count Dracula will rise from the grave once more after the production company behind the cult Hammer horror films was sold to a Dutch private equity firm, it emerged yesterday.
October 3, 2007 (m&c) -- Summit Entertainment has hired Catherine Hardwicke to direct their forthcoming adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's 'Twilight.' Variety reports that Melissa Rosenberg will pen the script with Mark Morgan and Greg Mooradian producing.

Review Archives

Gilda Stories, The
The Gilda StoriesReview by Mina, submitted on 18-Jun-1991 The Gilda Stories by Jewel Gomez for Firebrand Books In my ever grasping search for Lesbian Literature I have found Gilda. I am happy to say that I will keep her with me, in that special place with Dracula and a few others, a long time.
Covenant With The Vampire - The Diary of the Family Dracul
Covenant With The Vampire - The Diary of the Family Dracul
Eyes of Truth
Eyes of TruthReview by The Mad Bibliographer, submitted on 15-Feb-2002 A version of this review will appear in The Vampire's Crypt 25 (Spring 2002). The Vampire's Crypt web site is: http://members.aol.com/MLCVamp/vampcrpt.htm Linda Suzane. Eyes of Truth. Twilight Times Books, 2002. $3.50 download. http://www.twilighttimesbooks.com. (Available Feb. 15, 2002.)