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The letters of Mina Harker, Dodie Bellamy ; introduction by Emily Gould

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The letters of Mina Harker, Dodie Bellamy ; introduction by Emily Gould
Language
eng
Index
no index present
Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The letters of Mina Harker
Oclc number
1204343053
Responsibility statement
Dodie Bellamy ; introduction by Emily Gould
Series statement
Semiotexte native agents series
Summary
"First published in 1998, Dodie Bellamy's debut novel The Letters of Mina Harker sought to resuscitate this minor character from Bram Stoker's Dracula and reimagine her as an independent woman living in San Francisco during the 1980s--a woman not unlike Dodie Bellamy. Harker confesses the most intimate details of her relationships with four different men in a series of letters. Vampirizing Mina Harker, Bellamy turns the novel into a laboratory: a series of attempted transmutations between the two women in which the real story occurs in the gaps and the slippages. Lampooning the intellectual theory-speak of that era, Bellamy's narrator fights to inhabit her own sexuality despite feelings of vulnerability and destruction."--Page 4 of cover
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