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Demonic Texts and Textual Demons

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The Beginnings - 1


1. The Ancestry of the Demonic - 22
2. The Demonic in the Self - 51
3. Unravelling the Demonic Text - 79


4. Demons of Horror: Intimations of an Inner Alien - 110
5. Mothering a Demon: Rosemary’s Baby - 122
6. The Inarticulate Body: Demonic Conflicts in The Exorcist - 139
7. Good at Being Evil: the Demons of The Vampire Chronicles - 164
8. The (Un)Traditionalist: Clive Barker’s Devil - 186
9. Technodemons of the Digital Self - 198
10. The Satanic Verses and the Demonic Text - 240
The Epilogue - 277
Bibliography - 285
Index - 322

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