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A study of King's fiction, including a chapter on criticism and a chronology of King's works.
"Heidi Strengell shows that by tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, Stephen King invokes the abnormal and repressed sexuality of the vampire, the hubris of Frankenstein, the split identity of the werewolf, the domestic melodrama of the ghost tale. Drawing on myths and fairy tales, he creates characters who, like the heroic Roland the Gunslinger and the villainous Randall Flagg, may either reinforce or subvert the reader's childlike faith in society. And in a manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate."--Jacket.
Magistrale discusses the themes that turn King's fiction into morality tales.
Contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of the life and work of popular novelist Stephen King.
This collection of dark transformations of horror and the supernatural includes both stories and poems, including the classic werewolf tale, "Wer Means Man," and a story of misbegotten creatures in the woods, "A Pound of Chocolates on St. Valentine's Day," plus verses both fantastical and evocative.
A companion guide to the life and work of the horror writer, Steven King.

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