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de Sorr, Angelo

Entry updated 9 August 2021. Tagged: Author.

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Pseudonym of French author Ludovic Sclafer (1822-1881), whose Le Vampire (1852; trans Brian Stableford as The Vampires of London 2014) expressly shows the influence of John Polidori's The Vampyre (1819 chap) and of the various French versions and mutations of that focal tale. De Sorr uses the Vampire topos as a tool with which to skewer French society, the pantomime grotesqueness of the portrait so generated being sufficiently extreme to create a sense of fantastic alterity. [JC]

Ludovic Sclafer

born Sainte-Eulalie d'Ambarès, Gironde: France: 1822

died Bordeaux, France: 1881

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