Reading the Vampire Slayer: An Unofficial Critical Companion to Buffy and Angel

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Roz Kaveney
Tauris Park Paperbacks, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 271 pages
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel are two of today's biggest cult television show hits. This unique guide to both shows examines a variety of the complex ways in which Buffy and its spin-off series Angel have won the hearts of its target audience and the minds of intellectual commentators. The book provides a short episode guide to all five seasons of Buffy and the first two seasons of Angel, as well as an intriguing look at how the shows are written based on interviews with the shows' principal writers. Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel are two of today's biggest cult television show hits. This unique guide to both shows examines a variety of the complex ways in which Buffy and its spin-off series Angel have won the hearts of its target audience and the minds of intellectual commentators. The book provides a short episode guide to all five seasons of Buffy and the first two seasons of Angel, as well as an intriguing look at how the shows are written based on interviews with the shows' principal writers.

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Contents

Buffy in Southern California
37
Knowledge institutions and labour
53
Laugh spawn of Hell laugh
78
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Roz Kaveney is a well-known reviewer, contributing editor toThe Encyclopaedia of Fantasy, and co-founder of Feminists against Censorship.

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