Friday, October 31, 2014

Bonus Quote of the Day (Eula Biss, on How Vampires Reflect ‘Our Terrible Appetites and Our Agonized Restraint’)

“Our vampires, whatever else they are, remain a reminder that our bodies are penetrable. A reminder that we feed off of each other, that we need each other to live. Our vampires reflect both our terrible appetites and our agonized restraint. When our vampires struggle with their need for blood, they give us a way of thinking about what we ask of each other in order to live.” —Eula Biss, “Vampires and Vaccines: Giving (and Losing) Blood in the Age of Fear,” The Believer Magazine, One Hundred-Tenth Issue: Roguelike (September 2014)

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