DIE US-AMERIKANISCHE SCHRIFTSTELLERIN ANNE RICE IST GESTORBEN
13.12.2021 Die am 4. Oktober 1941 als Howard Allen O'Brien in New Orleans (Louisiana) geborene US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin Anne Rice (Bild) ist am 11. Dezember 2021 in Rancho Mirage (Kalifornien) gestorben. Sie wurde vor allem mit ihrem zwölfbändigen Zyklus von Vampirromanen bekannt, der "Chronik der Vampire" (OT: The Vampire Chronicles).*
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She wrote more than 30 novels, including the best seller “Interview With the Vampire,” which became a hit movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt.
Rice's biggest success was her first novel, "Interview with the Vampire," which was published in 1976 and introduced the character of the vampire Lestat, who would be the central character in the 13-book Chronicles series, the most recent of which was published in 2018.
Anne Rice, who breathed new life into vampires, dies at 80
Anne Rice, the novelist whose lush, best-selling gothic tales, including “Interview With the Vampire,” reinvented the blood-drinking immortals as tragic antiheroes, has died. She was 80. (…)
Rice’s 1976 novel “Interview With the Vampire” was later adapted, with a script by Rice, into the 1994 movie directed by Neil Jordan and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. It’s also set to be adapted again in an upcoming TV series on AMC and AMC+ set to premiere next year.
Her nearly 40 novels published over a half-century sold some 135 million copies, placing her among the most popular fantasy writers of all time.
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Horror writers pay tribute after bestselling gothic novelist dies of complications from stroke
The horror legend Ramsey Campbell said Rice wrote “in the great tradition of the gothic, both thematically and in her prose”. “I would argue it’s a specifically female lineage that stretches from the classical gothics but in particular from Mary Shelley, in its humanisation of the monster and the way it accords him a thoroughly literate voice,” Campbell said.
Anne Rice ist tot
Sie galt als Königin des Schauerromans: Vampire, Hexen und Werwölfe lagen ihr. Sexschocker auch. Nur mit dem Glauben haderte die Schriftstellerin. Nun starb Anne Rice mit 80 Jahren.
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