The Pauline Kael Reader: 516 Essays, Reviews, and Interviews by Pauline Kael

By Pauline Kael

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The Pauline Kael Reader: 516 Essays, reports, and Interviews.

Many buyers stay way more absolutely than they'd have if Pauline Kael had by no means written.

--- Greil Marcus

Like George Bernard Shaw, she wrote studies that may be learn for his or her type, humor and effort lengthy after a few of their topics were forgotten.

--- Roger Ebert

Simply, jarringly, piece through piece, line via line, and with out interruption, worthless.

--- Renata Adler

I regard her physique of feedback as most excellent an fulfillment in American letters, to put along Edmund Wilson and H. L. Mencken.

--- Phillip Lopate

She is a cunt.

--- John Huston

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The Order of the Vampyre of the Temple of Set. 1992. Yeazell, Ruth Bernard. " Rev. of Queen Victoria's Secrets, by Adrienne Munich. London Review of Books 1 August 1996: 10-11. " (Parson 231-232) RAM STOKER CAME LATE TO THE VAMPIRE. BY THE time Dracula was published in 1897, the undead predator had long been a staple of Gothic fiction and, before that, a familiar figure in the folklore of Central Europe. In that incarnation he was not an aristocrat but a plump Slavic peasant in a dirty linen shroud, with long fingernails, a stubbly beard, and a ruddy, swollen face with his mouth and left eye open.

Although several contributors illustrate how Dracula continues to be used as a fable of social control in the twentieth century, in certain cases, as with Werner Herzog's 1979 film Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Phantom of the Night), the traditional dichotomies of us/them, good/evil are terrifyingly blurred. As Jake Brown and Nina Auerbach independently illustrate, some twentieth-century writers and filmmakers have recognised that "there are social forces more frightening than Dracula" (Auerbach 155).

7 In an environment where Gothic classifications continue to proliferate, Robert Druce has recently introduced the category of porno-Gothic. " 8 RJ. Dingley's essay, "Count Dracula and the Martians," provides an intriguing comparison between Stoker's Gothic thriller and another of Wells's novels, The War of the Worlds, which was serialised in Pearson's Magazine in 1897, the same year as Dracula's publication. Dingley classifies both works as invasion stories, a fictional sub-genre popular in fin de siecle Europe.

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