Lisey s Story

Lisey s Story
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2016-06-28
ISBN: 1501138251
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lisey s Story Book Excerpt:

Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark, and Lisey Landon must confront both. King's most personal and powerful book to date is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.

Lisey s Story

Lisey s Story
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2021-06
ISBN: 1982147792
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lisey s Story Book Excerpt:

Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark, and Lisey Landon must confront both. King's most personal and powerful book to date is about the wellsprings of creativity, the temptations of madness, and the secret language of love.

Stephen King s Modern Macabre

Stephen King      s Modern Macabre
Author: Patrick McAleer,Michael A. Perry
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN: 1476617457
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King s Modern Macabre Book Excerpt:

As Stephen King has continued to publish numerous works beyond one of the many high points of his career, in the 1980s, scholarship has not always kept up with his output. This volume presents 13 essays (12 brand new) on many of King’s recent writings that have not received the critical attention of his earlier works. This collection is grouped into three categories—“King in the World Around Us,” “Spotlight on The Dark Tower” and “Writing into the Millennium”; each examines an aspect of King’s contemporary canon that has yet to be analyzed.

The Linguistics of Stephen King

The Linguistics of Stephen King
Author: James Arthur Anderson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-06-19
ISBN: 1476629528
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Linguistics of Stephen King Book Excerpt:

Stephen King, “America’s Favorite Boogeyman,” has sold over 350 million copies of his books, becoming in effect the face of horror fiction. His influence on popular culture has drawn both strong praise and harsh criticism from reviewers and scholars alike. While his popularity cannot be overstated, his work has received relatively little critical attention from the academic world. Examining King’s fiction using modern literary theory, this study reveals the unexpected complexity of 22 short stories and novels, from Carrie to End of Watch. The author finds King using fantasy and horror to expose truths about reality and the human condition.

Lisey s Story

Lisey s Story
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Hodder & Stoughton Limited
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 9781444707892
Category: Authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lisey s Story Book Excerpt:

Every marriage has two hearts, one light and one dark. Lisey knew it when she first fell for Scott. And now he's dead, she knows it for sure. Lisey was the light to Scott Landon's dark for twenty-five years. As his wife, only she saw the truth behind the public face of the famous author - that he was a haunted man whose bestselling novels were based on a terrifying reality. Now Scott has gone, Lisey wants to lock herself away with her memories. But the fans have other ideas. And when the sinister threats begin, Lisey realises that, just as Scott depended on her strength - her light - to live, so she will have to draw on his darkness to survive.

Haunted Heart

Haunted Heart
Author: Lisa Rogak
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN: 1429987979
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunted Heart Book Excerpt:

A fascinating look at the life of the author who created such modern classics as Carrie, IT, and The Shining. One of the most prolific and popular authors in the world today, Stephen King has become part of pop culture history. But who is the man behind those tales of horror, grief, and the supernatural? Where do these ideas come from? And what drives him to keep writing at a breakneck pace after a thirty year career? In this unauthorized biography, Lisa Rogak reveals the troubled background and lifelong fears that inspire one of the twentieth century's most influential authors. King's origins were inauspicious at best. His impoverished childhood in rural Maine and early marriage hardly spelled out the likelihood of a blossoming literary career. But his unflagging work ethic and a ceaseless flow of ideas put him on the path to success. It came in a flash, and the side effects of sudden stardom and seemingly unlimited wealth soon threatened to destroy his work and, worse, his life. But he survived and has since continued to write at a level of originality few authors could ever hope to match. Despite his dark and disturbing work, Stephen King has become revered by critics and his countless fans as an all-American voice more akin to Mark Twain than H. P. Lovecraft. Haunted Heart chronicles his story, revealing the character of a man who has created some of the most memorable---and frightening---stories found in literature today. Stephen King on Stephen King: "I'm afraid of everything." "As a kid, I worried about my sanity a lot." "I am always interested in this idea that a lot of fiction writers write for their fathers because their fathers are gone." "Writing is an addiction for me." "I married her for her body, though she said I married her for her typewriter." "When you get into this business, they don't tell you you'll get cat bones in the mail." "You have to be a little nuts to be a writer." "There's always the urge to see somebody dead that isn't you."

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post Modern

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post Modern
Author: Michele Brittany,Nicholas Diak
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2020-02-17
ISBN: 1476674884
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horror Literature from Gothic to Post Modern Book Excerpt:

From shambling zombies to Gothic ghosts, horror has entertained thrill-seeking readers for centuries. A versatile literary genre, it offers commentary on societal issues, fresh insight into the everyday and moral tales disguised in haunting tropes and grotesque acts, with many stories worthy of critical appraisal. This collection of new essays takes in a range of topics, focusing on historic works such as Ann Radcliffe's Gaston de Blondeville (1826) and modern novels including Max Brooks' World War Z. Other contributions examine weird fiction, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Indigenous Australian monster mythology and horror in picture books for young children.

The Science of Stephen King

The Science of Stephen King
Author: Meg Hafdahl,Kelly Florence
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 1510757759
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Stephen King Book Excerpt:

Uncover the theories behind the Master of Horror’s macabre tales: It, The Shining, Carrie, Cujo, Misery, Pet Sematary, and so much more! Gothic media moguls Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence, authors of The Science of Monsters and The Science of Women in Horror, and co-hosts of the Horror Rewind podcast called “the best horror film podcast out there” by Film Daddy, present a guide to the Stephen King stories and characters we all know and love. Through interviews, literary and film analysis, and bone-chilling discoveries, The Science of Stephen King delves into the uniquely horrific Stephen King universe to uncover the science behind the legendary novels that have become an integral part of modern pop culture, answering such questions as: What is the science behind time travel and parallel universes like in The Dark Tower series and 11/22/63? How does lack of sleep affect the human body like in Insomnia? Is it possible for horrific creatures to exist like in Nightshift? What is the science behind curses and legends like in Dreamcatcher and Thinner? Join Kelly and Meg as they learn if we all really do float down here! “If you love all things Stephen King, horror, and science, then you’ll absolutely love this book! Authors Meg Hafdahl and Kelly Florence intricately discuss and decipher the science behind some of Stephen King’s most legendary stories, creations, and monsters. This in-depth exploration into all things King and science is a must-read!”—Jennifer Trudrung, screenplay writer of The Bewailing and Here There be Tygers, a Stephen King Dollar Baby film

Stephen King

Stephen King
Author: Bev Vincent
Publsiher: becker&mayer! books ISBN
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2022-09-13
ISBN: 0760376824
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King Book Excerpt:

Take an intimate tour through the life and works of Stephen King, made vivid with rare photos and ephemera from King’s personal collection. Even if you are a die-hard fan, you will find something new in this beautifully packaged Stephen King reference that you will return to again and again. Timed to celebrate Stephen King’s 75th birthday on September 21, 2022, Stephen King: A Complete Exploration of His Work, Life, and Influences reveals the inspiration behind the prolific author’s brilliant works of horror through a combination of photos and documents from King’s archives and an engaging account of the stories behind how his novels, novellas, short stories, and adaptations came to be. It might sound like a tall tale that Stephen King once met a bartender named Grady in an empty hotel in Colorado, or that the celebrated author helped his young daughter bury her cat in a nearby “pets sematary” after it was killed on a busy roadway. In this book, discover how King drew on these and more real personal experiences and mundane life events, then employed his extraordinary imagination to twist them into something horrific. From impoverished university student to struggling schoolteacher to one of the best-selling—and most recognizable—authors of all time, this engrossing book reveals the evolution and influences of Stephen King’s body of work over his nearly 50-year career, and how the themes of his writing reflect the changing times and events within his life. An expansion of Stephen King expert Bev Vincent’s The Stephen King Illustrated Companion, this fully revised, redesigned, and updated book includes: A review of King’s complete body of work, including Fairy Tale, published in September 2022. A wealth of rare memorabilia from King’s own collection, including personal and professional correspondences, handwritten manuscript pages, book covers, movie stills, and never-before-seen excerpts from one of his poems and an unpublished short story. Interludes on specific topics such as real-life settings that inspired King’s writing, the editor who discovered him, his life as a Boston Red Sox fan, and the many awards and honors he has received. Insightful quotes from King from interviews over the decades. Celebrate the beloved King of Horror with this informational and entertaining look inside King’s most iconic titles and the culture they have created.

The Sun Dog

The Sun Dog
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-12-04
ISBN: 1982115432
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sun Dog Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s novella The Sun Dog, published in his award-winning 1990 story collection Four Past Midnight, now available for the first time as a standalone publication. The dog is loose again. It is not sleeping. It is not lazy. It’s coming for you. Kevin Delavan wants only one thing for his fifteenth birthday: a Polaroid Sun 660. There’s something wrong with his gift, though. No matter where Kevin Delevan aims the camera, it produces a photograph of an enormous, vicious dog. In each successive picture, the menacing creature draws nearer to the flat surface of the Polaroid film as if it intends to break through. When old Pop Merrill, the town’s sharpest trader, gets wind of this phenomenon, he envisions a way to profit from it. But the Sun Dog, a beast that shouldn’t exist at all, turns out to be a very dangerous investment.

Black House

Black House
Author: Stephen King,Peter Straub
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2010-05-27
ISBN: 0007322763
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black House Book Excerpt:

Two of the greatest storytellers of our time join forces to create an epic thriller of unsurpassed power; a twisting, compelling story of a small American town held in the grip of evil beyond all reason.

The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction

The Magazine of Fantasy   Science Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fantasy fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction Book Excerpt:

One week in the life of Stephen King

One week in the life of Stephen King
Author: Alexandra Varrin
Publsiher: Editions Léo Scheer
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2014-09-03T00:00:00+02:00
ISBN: 2756105066
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One week in the life of Stephen King Book Excerpt:

« And so he enters the room. Unhurried, very casual. He looks tall, very tall, as he walks in with dropped shoulders and an uncertain, faint smile on his face. Under the clamor of cameras and the deluge of flashes, his eyes sparkle. A bitamused, a bit-embarrassed, he looks at the gathered crowd for a few quiet seconds. Curious, seemingly vulnerable, he looks a little confused as well. He leaves his human-shell, but by the time he reaches across the stage, he has alreadyfound an even larger one, the carapace of being the mostfamous- writer-of-the-world, that made three hundred reporters to gather today in Paris from all around the world." From November 12 to November 16 2013, Stephen King spent a week in Paris as part of his Doctor Sleep book-tour, which gave thousands of readers the very expected opportunity to meet their favorite writer. As for Alexandra Varrin, she turned this one-of-a-kind experience into a journey of self-discovery, managing to make five appointments with the famous author. While diving into her idol’s monumental works, she questions the ways we relate to fiction and continues the generational self-image she’s[...] »

Love Lisey s Story

Love   Lisey s Story
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN: 9783453504134
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love Lisey s Story Book Excerpt:

Stephen King

Stephen King
Author: Rocky Wood,David Rawsthorne,Norma Blackburn
Publsiher: Kanrock Pub.
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Horror tales, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King Book Excerpt:

99 dark secrets from the world of Stephen King. The most informative look yet at the dark secrets of the Stephen King world. 48 tales by the master of horror that have never been included in a Stephen King collection; and 51 stories that have never been published.

The Bulletin

The Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Australia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bulletin Book Excerpt:

The Book Review Digest

The Book Review Digest
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Review Digest Book Excerpt:

World Literature Today

World Literature Today
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Literature Today Book Excerpt:

The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007

The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007
Author: Kelly Link,Gavin Grant
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007 Book Excerpt:

For twenty years this award-winning compilation has been the nonpareil benchmark against which all other annual fantasy and horror collections are judged. Directed first by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling and for the past four years by Datlow and Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, it consistently presents the strangest, the funniest, the darkest, the sharpest, the most original—in short, the best fantasy and horror. The current collection, marking a score of years, offers more than forty stories and poems from almost as many sources. Summations of the field by the editors are complemented by articles by Edward Bryant, Charles de Lint, and Jeff VanderMeer, highlighting the best of the fantastic in, respectively, media, music, and comics, as well as honorable mentions—notable works that didn’t quite make the cut, but are nonetheless worthy of attention. The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror: Twentieth Annual Collection is a cornucopia of fantastic delights, an unparalleled resource and indispensable reference that captures the unique excitement and beauty of the fantastic in all its gloriously diverse forms, from the lightest fantasy to the darkest horror.

McSweeney s Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories

McSweeney s Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories
Author: Michael Chabon,Michael Mignola
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2004-11-16
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

McSweeney s Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories Book Excerpt:

Presents an anthology of short fiction from the pages of "McSweeney's," with contributions by Roddy Doyle, Stephen King, Jonathan Lethem, Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Amy Tan, and other distinguished authors.