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Believing in Zombies 

A leading authority on Latin American literature argues that the reason why Buffy and Walking Dead are so popular is that viewers actually believe in vampires and zombies. I repeat, a literary critic thinks that enjoying a show entails believing that the characters are real. 

I’m so happy I chose Peninsular literature and escaped from this craziness. 


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2 thoughts on “Believing in Zombies 

  1. David Brin says vampires represent the aristocracy and zombies the “filthy, ignorant masses.” Werewolves, of course, represent the middle class.


  2. Pishtaco is another important metaphor and there are of course ways in which people literally get the fat sucked from them.


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