Lecture 13 - Literary Vampire in the 18th & 19th Century

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Unformatted text preview: onate and destructive The “Fatal Man” (“Byronic The Fatal Man Hero”) Typical example = Byron’s Manfred “I loved her, and I destroyed her” loved her and destroyed her H. A. Ossenfelder, Der Vampyr H. A. Ossenfelder, “Der Vampyr” (1748) Early example of the Fatal Man Draws on the Vampire Controversy on the Vampire Controversy Compares his love to vampire attack H.A. Ossenfelder, Der Vampyr H.A. Ossenfelder, “Der Vampyr” (1748) First portrayal of the vampire as an irresistible lover Love that exceeds possible human bounds and possesses all and possesses all Different from the Slavic myth H.A. Ossenfelder, Der Vampyr H.A. Ossenfelder, “Der Vampyr” (1748) My dearest little girl believes... In the old teachings of her devout mother, As people of the Theyse [River] Have always deeply believed in deadly vampires Now wait always deeply believed in deadly vampires. Now wait, little Christina, You don’t want to love me; I will have revenge on you... I will become a vampire. And when you you are softly sleeping, Then I will suck up The fresh crimson of your cheeks. And if you are afraid wh...
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