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Vampire stories / Robert Tracy and Joan Keefe ; produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy.

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Vampire stories / Robert Tracy and Joan Keefe ; produced by Padraigin McGillicuddy.
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Themes of vampires and death in Irish literature. Wanda McCadden reads from Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu.|VAMPIRE STORIES / Robert Tracy and Joan Trodden Keeffe| produced by Padraigin McGuillicuddy. SERIES: Irish Contributions to English Literature| no. 4. It is no coincidence that the two greatest Vampire stories were written by two Irishmen at the end of the 18th century. Bram Stoker (Dracula) and Sheridan Le Fanu (Carmilla) were witnesses to the most protracted example of human misery, death, and disease in modern history - the so-called Great Famine that in actuality was an exercise in "gentlemen's genocide". They also echo the theme of resurrection, the act of transformation and the preoccupation with death that is so prevalent in Irish writing. Excerpts from "Carmilla read by Wanda McCadden. BROADCAST: KPFA, 1982.

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KPFA, 1982.
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1 reel (28 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.|28:00
Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1982.
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