"Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
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Author(s) Rhonda Wilcox
Publication date October 13, 2005
Length 256 pages
Published by I. B. Tauris
ISBN ISBN 1-84511-029-3

Why Buffy Matters: The Art of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an academic publication relating to the fictional Buffyverse established by TV series, Buffy and Angel.

Rhonda Wilcox, (an editor of Slayage: the online journal) presents a compelling argument for Buffy as an art form as worthy of respect and acknowledgment as film or literature. She highlights depth of characters, symbolism in the show. The start of the book deals with everything from the significance of the characters' names in relation to their identities to parallels between Buffy and the Harry Potter saga, while the last half of the book offers analyses of seven of Buffy's episodes.
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