Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2017-01-31
ISBN: 1501156705
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pet Sematary Book Excerpt:

A horror story of a children's pet cemetery and another graveyard behind it from which the dead return.

Scaring Us to Death

Scaring Us to Death
Author: Michael R. Collings
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1997
ISBN: 0930261372
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scaring Us to Death Book Excerpt:

In this revised and expanded edition of "The Stephen King Phenomenon," Dr. Michael R. Collings re-examines the impact of Stephen King on popular culture.

Stephen King and Philosophy

Stephen King and Philosophy
Author: Jacob M. Held
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN: 1442269766
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King and Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Haunting us with such unforgettable stories as The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Salem’s Lot, Carrie, The Green Mile, and Pet Sematary, Stephen King has been an anchor of American horror, science fiction, psychological thrillers, and suspense for more than forty years. His characters have brought chills to our spines and challenged our notions of reality while leaving us in awe of the perseverance of the human spirit. The first book in the new Great Authors and Philosophy series, Stephen King and Philosophy reveals some of the deeper issues raised by King’s work. From retribution, freedom, and moral relativity, to death and insanity, the chapters of this book expose how King’s stories access the questions and fears that haunt each of us in the middle of the night.

Stephen King

Stephen King
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2006
ISBN: 143811348X
Category: Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King Book Excerpt:

Though often disparaged by literary critics, Stephen King's work has influenced a generation of horror and science fiction writers. Acting as a study guide, this book features the important critical interpretations of the horror master's work.

America s Dark Theologian

America s Dark Theologian
Author: Douglas E. Cowan
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN: 1479894737
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America s Dark Theologian Book Excerpt:

America's dark theologian: reading Stephen King religiously -- Thin spots: what peeks through the cracks in the world -- Deadfall: ghost stories as God-talk -- A jumble of blacks and whites: becoming religious -- Return to Ackerman's field: ritual and the unseen order -- Forty years in Maine: Stephen King and the varieties of religious experience -- If it be your will: theodicy, morality, and the nature of God -- The land beyond: cosmology and the never-ending questions

Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King

Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King
Author: Debbie Olson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN: 1793600139
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King Book Excerpt:

This unique and timely collection examines childhood and the child character throughout Stephen King’s works, from his early novels and short stories, through film adaptations, to his most recent publications. King’s use of child characters within the framework of horror (or of horrific childhood) raises questions about adult expectations of children, childhood, the American family, child agency, and the nature of fear and terror for (or by) children. The ways in which King presents, complicates, challenges, or terrorizes children and notions of childhood provide a unique lens through which to examine American culture, including both adult and social anxieties about children and childhood across the decades of King’s works.

Dissecting Stephen King

Dissecting Stephen King
Author: Heidi Strengell
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780299209742
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dissecting Stephen King Book Excerpt:

In a thoughtful, well-informed study exploring fiction from throughout Stephen King's immense oeuvre, Heidi Strengell shows how this popular writer enriches his unique brand of horror by building on the traditions of his literary heritage. Tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, 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 the manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate. Ultimately, Strengell shows how King shatters our illusions of safety and control: "King places his decent and basically good characters at the mercy of indifferent forces, survival depending on their moral strength and the responsibility they may take for their fellow men."

Looking Awry

Looking Awry
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 1992-09-08
ISBN: 9780262740159
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking Awry Book Excerpt:

Slavoj Žižek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweeping Eastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Žižek inverts current pedagogical strategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the French theoretician and practician who revolutionized our view of psychoanalysis. He approaches Lacan through the motifs and works of contemporary popular culture, from Hitchcock's Vertigo to Stephen King's Pet Sematary, from McCullough's An Indecent Obsession to Romero's Return of the Living Dead—a strategy of "looking awry" that recalls the exhilarating and vital experience of Lacan. Žižek discovers fundamental Lacanian categories the triad Imaginary/Symbolic/Real, the object small a, the opposition of drive and desire, the split subject—at work in horror fiction, in detective thrillers, in romances, in the mass media's perception of ecological crisis, and, above all, in Alfred Hitchcock's films. The playfulness of Žižek's text, however, is entirely different from that associated with the deconstructive approach made famous by Derrida. By clarifying what Lacan is saying as well as what he is not saying, Žižek is uniquely able to distinguish Lacan from the poststructuralists who so often claim him.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index  1992 1995
Author: Halbert W. Hall
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 503
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1563085275
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index 1992 1995 Book Excerpt:

This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).

Writing Horror and the Body

Writing Horror and the Body
Author: Linda Badley
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 183
Release: 1996
ISBN: 0313297169
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Horror and the Body Book Excerpt:

Overview of horror literature of Stephen King, Clive Barker and Anne rice

Animal Movies Guide

Animal Movies Guide
Author: Staci Layne Wilson
Publsiher: Staci Wilson
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2007-03-20
ISBN: 0967518539
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Movies Guide Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of the Zombie The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth

Encyclopedia of the Zombie  The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth
Author: June Michele Pulliam,Anthony J. Fonseca
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2014-06-19
ISBN: 1440803897
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Zombie The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth Book Excerpt:

A fascinating read for anyone from general readers to hardcore fans and scholars, this encyclopedia covers virtually every aspect of the zombie as cultural phenomenon, including film, literature, folklore, music, video games, and events. The proliferation of zombie-related fiction, film, games, events, and other media in the last decade would seem to indicate that zombies are "the new vampires" in popular culture. The editors and contributors of Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth took on the prodigious task of covering all aspects of the phenomenon, from the less-known historical and cultural origins of the zombie myth to the significant works of film and literature as well as video games in the modern day that feature the insatiable, relentless zombie character. The encyclopedia examines a wide range of significant topics pertaining to zombies, such as zombies in the pulp magazines; the creation of the figure of the zuvembie to subvert decades of censorship by the Comics Code of Authority; Humans vs. Zombies, a popular zombie-themed game played on college campuses across the country; and annual Halloween zombie walks. Organized alphabetically to facilitate use of the encyclopedia as a research tool, it also includes entries on important scholarly works in the expanding field of zombie studies. • Provides comprehensive coverage of topics about or relating to zombies in film, literature, folklore, and popular culture • Features work from contributors who are dedicated scholars, authors, or fans in the zombie genre of work • Supplies dates with all names and works to give readers a sense of the historical context and evolution of zombie lore • Includes concept entries—for example, comedy, free will, and weapons—that place works in a logical, thematic context

Landscape of Fear

Landscape of Fear
Author: Tony Magistrale
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9780879724054
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape of Fear Book Excerpt:

One of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre to tap into our deepest cultural fears: "that the government we have installed through the democratic process is not only corrupt but actively pursuing our destruction, that our technologies have progressed to the point at which the individual has now become expendable, and that our fundamental social institutions-school, marriage, workplace, and the church-have, beneath their veneers of respectability, evolved into perverse manifestations of narcissism, greed, and violence." Tracing King's moralist vision to the likes of Twain, Hawthorne, and Melville, Landscape of Fear establishes the place of this popular writer within the grand tradition of American literature. Like his literary forbears, King gives us characters that have the capacity to make ethical choices in an imperfect, often evil world. Yet he inscribes that conflict within unmistakably modern settings. From the industrial nightmare of "Graveyard Shift" to the breakdown of the domestic sphere in The Shining, from the techno-horrors of The Stand to the religious fanaticism and adolescent cruelty depicted in Carrie, Magistrale charts the contours of King's fictional landscape in its first decade.

Teaching Stephen King

Teaching Stephen King
Author: A. Burger
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1137483911
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Stephen King Book Excerpt:

Teaching Stephen King critically examines the works of Stephen King and several ways King can be incorporated into the high school and college classroom. The section on Variations on Horror Tropes includes chapters on the vampire, the werewolf, the undead monster, and the ghost. The section on Real Life Horror includes chapters on King's school shooting novella Rage, sexual violence, and coming of age narratives. Finally, the section on Playing with Publishing includes chapters on serial publishing and The Green Mile, e-books, and graphic novels.

Hollywood s Stephen King

Hollywood s Stephen King
Author: Tony Magistrale
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2003-11-22
ISBN: 9780312293215
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hollywood s Stephen King Book Excerpt:

A definitive overview of film adaptations of the works of horror master Stephen King analyzes the thematic, narative, and character links that are revealed among his films, exploring such popular films as Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption, among others. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The National Uncanny

The National Uncanny
Author: Renée L. Bergland
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780874519440
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Uncanny Book Excerpt:

A unique look at Native American ghosts and US literature.

Grieving as a Teacher s Curriculum

Grieving as a Teacher   s Curriculum
Author: Edward Podsiadlik III
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 209
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN: 9004422501
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grieving as a Teacher s Curriculum Book Excerpt:

Podsiadlik integrates educational philosophy, literary analysis, and reflective practice to examine ways in which grief can illuminate the nuances and complexities of a teacher’s life and work.

The Gothic World of Stephen King

The Gothic World of Stephen King
Author: Gary Hoppenstand,Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 154
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9780879724115
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic World of Stephen King Book Excerpt:

Stephen King’s popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King’s interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.

Stephen King s Gothic

Stephen King s Gothic
Author: John Sears
Publsiher: University of Wales Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN: 0708323464
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King s Gothic Book Excerpt:

Stephen King’s Gothic reassesses the writing of this major contemporary Gothic writer through close and detailed readings of key works ranging from his earliest writings (Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining) to recent novels like Duma Key. Informed by and extensively applying concepts deriving from contemporary literary and cultural theory and engaging closely throughout with King’s texts and with his comments in his own critical writings and interviews, the book argues that King’s particular revisions of major Gothic themes, writings, and traditions, can best be understood as being closely related to his recurrent concerns with the act and products of writing itself. These concerns, Sears argues, are detectable across King’s oeuvre and structural to his Gothic vision. Key themes addressed include Gothic traditions and their connections to related genres like science fiction, Gothic representations of time, space, and place, Gothic monstrosity, and the constitution (in King’s versions of it) of Gothic writing itself. Stephen King’s Gothic is the first critical analysis of King’s work to focus fully on his redefinitions and extensions of the Gothic mode, and to deploy the critical tools of contemporary theory, from Derridean analysis to Deleuzian philosophy, to open King’s texts up to new levels of critical scrutiny. Its readings of key works are original and innovative; its focus on canonical King texts enables it also to reread the critical canon of previously available work on King; and it concludes by indicating some directions in which future critical work on King might develop.

Stephen King from A to Z

Stephen King from A to Z
Author: George Beahm
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 278
Release: 1998-09
ISBN: 9780836269147
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King from A to Z Book Excerpt:

Contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about various aspects of the life and work of popular novelist Stephen King.