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In Dodie Bellamy's imagined "sequel" to Bram Stoker's fin de si├Ęcle masterpiece Dracula, Van Helsing's plain Jane secretarial adjunct, Mina Harker, is recast as a sexual, independent woman living in San Francisco in the 1980s. The vampire Mina Harker, who possesses the body of author Dodie Bellamy, confesses the most intimate details of her relationships with four vastly different men through past letters. Simultaneously, a plague is let loose in San Francisco-the plague of AIDS.Bigger-than-life, half goddess, half Bette Davis, Mina sends letter after letter to friends and co-conspirators, holding her reader captive through a display of illusion and longing. Juggling quivering vulnerability on one hand and gossip on the other, Mina spoofs and consumes and spews back up demented reembodiments of trash media and high theory alike. It's all fodder for her ravenous libido and "a messy ambiguous place where pathology meets pleasure." Sensuous and captivating, The Letters of Mina Harker describes one woman's struggles finding the right words to explain her desires and fears without confining herself to one identity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. 5-8
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  1. July 3, 1986
  2. pp. 9-18
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  1. July 30, 1986
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. August 26, 1986
  2. pp. 27-28
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  1. March 16, 1987
  2. pp. 29-38
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  1. December 29, 1988
  2. pp. 39-48
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  1. October 10, 1989
  2. pp. 49-64
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  1. January 6, 1990
  2. pp. 65-68
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  1. November 5, 1990
  2. pp. 69-72
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  1. February 7, 1991
  2. pp. 73-82
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  1. October 22, 1991
  2. pp. 83-92
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  1. February 14, 1992
  2. pp. 93-114
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  1. October 31, 1992
  2. pp. 115-122
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  1. November 17, 1992
  2. pp. 123-134
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  1. January 8, 1993
  2. pp. 135-136
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  1. June 3, 1993
  2. pp. 137-146
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  1. August 22, 1993
  2. pp. 147-164
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  1. January 28, 1994
  2. pp. 165-196
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  1. October 17, 1994
  2. pp. 197-222
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  1. About the Author, Other Works in the Series, Back Cover
  2. pp. 223-226
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299206734
Print ISBN
9780299206741
MARC Record
OCLC
840418285
Pages
226
Launched on MUSE
2014-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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