Final Girl

by Daphne Gottlieb

Final Girl

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Titled for the last girl left alive in the classic horror movie, Final Girl traces the history of the archetypal lone survivor and her counterpart, the femme fatale. Sexy and tart, dark and comic, low-down and high hearted, in poems such as Slash', 'Vamp', 'Bride of Reanimator' and the 'Babysitter', Gottlieb identifies and articulates the desires, fears and traumas out of which pop culture is made - and then feeds pop culture back to itself. Poems explore the ways in which we're betrayed by our cultural assumptions and fantasies about abduction, gender, literature and pleasure.'
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Titled for the last girl left alive in the classic horror movie, Final Girl traces the history of the archetypal lone survivor and her counterpart, the femme fatale. Sexy and tart, dark and comic, low-down and high hearted, in poems such as Slash', 'Vamp', 'Bride of Reanimator' and the 'Babysitter', Gottlieb identifies and articulates the desires, fears and traumas out of which pop culture is made - and then feeds pop culture back to itself. Poems explore the ways in which we're betrayed by our cultural assumptions and fantasies about abduction, gender, literature and pleasure.'