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The Vampire

A Casebook

The Vampire( )
Author: Dundes, Alan
ISBN:978-0-299-15920-7
Publication Date:Sep 1998
Publisher:University of Wisconsin Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

    Vampires are the most fearsome and fascinating of all creatures of folklore. For the first time, detailed accounts of the vampire and how its tradition developed in different cultures are gathered in one volume by eminent folklorist Alan Dundes. Eleven leading scholars from the fields of Slavic studies, history, anthropology, and psychiatry unearth the true nature of the vampire from its birth in graveyard lore to the modern-day psychiatric patient with a penchant for...
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Book Details
Pages:192
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.64 Inches
Book Weight:0.78 Pounds
Author Biography
Dundes, Alan (Author)
Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

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