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Demoniczne kobiety Edgara Allana Poego i Stefana Grabińskiego
The demonic women of Edgar Allan Poe and Stefan Grabiński

Author(s): Agnieszka Loska
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Studies of Literature, Philology, Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Stefan Grabiński; Edgar Allan Poe; female vampires; fear
Summary/Abstract: The purpose of present article is to draw the figures of female vampires in Edgar Allan Poe’s and Stefan Grabiński’s narratives. The article focuses on the analysis of two vampires’ traits: their unusual beauty and their lethal influence on victims. Particular attention was drawn to two Poe’s feminine characters: Berenice and Ligeia and two Grabiński’s: Sara (W domu Sary) and Mafra (Czarna Wólka). The aim of this analysis is to compare the motif of demonic female vampire in romantic and post‑romantic literature.

  • Page Range: 231-244
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish