Salem s Lot

 Salem s Lot
Author: Stephen King
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-05-06
ISBN: 0385528221
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salem s Lot Book Excerpt:

Ben Mears has returned to Jerusalem’s Lot in hopes that exploring the history of the Marsten House, an old mansion long the subject of rumor and speculation, will help him cast out his personal devils and provide inspiration for his new book. But when two young boys venture into the woods, and only one returns alive, Mears begins to realize that something sinister is at work—in fact, his hometown is under siege from forces of darkness far beyond his imagination. And only he, with a small group of allies, can hope to contain the evil that is growing within the borders of this small New England town. With this, his second novel, Stephen King established himself as an indisputable master of American horror, able to transform the old conceits of the genre into something fresh and all the more frightening for taking place in a familiar, idyllic locale.

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture
Author: William Patrick Day
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN: 0813153948
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture Book Excerpt:

While vampire stories have been part of popular culture since the beginning of the nineteenth century, it has been in recent decades that they have become a central part of American culture. Vampire Legends in Contemporary American Culture looks at how vampire stories—from Bram Stoker's Dracula to Blacula, from Bela Lugosi's films to Love at First Bite—have become part of our ongoing debate about what it means to be human. William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity, as well as how many post-modern vampire stories reflect our fear and attraction to stories of addiction and violence. He argues that contemporary stories use the character of Dracula to explore modern values, and that stories of vampire slayers, such as the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, integrate current feminist ideas and the image of the Vietnam veteran into a new heroic version of the vampire story.

The Gothic World of Stephen King

The Gothic World of Stephen King
Author: Gary Hoppenstand,Ray Broadus Browne
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 143
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.

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television

The Vampire in Folklore  History  Literature  Film and Television
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2015-09-18
ISBN: 1476620830
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vampire in Folklore History Literature Film and Television Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive bibliography covers writings about vampires and related creatures from the 19th century to the present. More than 6,000 entries document the vampire’s penetration of Western culture, from scholarly discourse, to popular culture, politics and cook books. Sections by topic list works covering various aspects, including general sources, folklore and history, vampires in literature, music and art, metaphorical vampires and the contemporary vampire community. Vampires from film and television—from Bela Lugosi’s Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, True Blood and the Twilight Saga—are well represented.

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters

The Encyclopedia of Vampires  Werewolves  and Other Monsters
Author: Rosemary Guiley
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 369
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1438130015
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Vampires Werewolves and Other Monsters Book Excerpt:

Monsters and shape-shifters have always held a special fascination in mythologies, legends, and folklore the world over. From ancient customs to famous cases of beasts and vampires and their reflections in popular culture, 600 entries provide definitions, explanations, and lists of suggested further reading.

Dissecting Stephen King

Dissecting Stephen King
Author: Heidi Strengell
Publsiher: Popular Press
Total Pages: 308
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."

HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog 682

HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog  682
Author: Sandra Palomino
Publsiher: Heritage Capital Corporation
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781599672175
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HSA Books and Manuscripts Dallas Auction Catalog 682 Book Excerpt:

The Science of Vampires

The Science of Vampires
Author: Katherine Ramsland
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002-10-01
ISBN: 1101204230
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Vampires Book Excerpt:

· Are any vampire myths based on fact? · Bloodsucking villain to guilt-ridden loner—what has inspired the redemption of the vampire in fiction and film? · What is Vampire Personality Disorder? What causes a physical addiction to another person’s blood? · Are there any boundaries in the polysexual world of vampires? · How could a vampire hide in today’s world of advanced forensic science? · What is the psychopathology of the vampire? · What happens in the brain of a vampire’s victim? Si...

Time Capsule

Time Capsule
Author: J. P. Harris
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2001-01
ISBN: 0595213367
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Capsule Book Excerpt:

Old movies don't fade away, they show up constantly on video or cable. Particularly horror, science fiction and fantasy films have a long shelf life. Now you can find out about the films you may have missed, discover obscure low budget or foreign films, or just become reacquainted with some old favorites. Rediscover or meet for the first time PAPERHOUSE, PIN, BLADES, RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES, SCARECROWS, CHINESE GHOST STORY and the first feature films of Peter Jackson and Jan Svankmajer. TIME CAPSULE is a collection of 300 reviews of horror, science fiction and fantasy films and TV shows from 1987-1991. This is not a typical book of reviews that encompasses every single genre film, but a snapshot of films and TV shows released in a period when there was a huge output of genre product. Written by a former contributor to CINEFANTASTIQUE, TIME CAPSULE will lead you down memory lane to visit some glorious (and terrible) films and TV shows.

Horror Plum d

 Horror Plum d
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BIBLIO
Total Pages: 547
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horror Plum d Book Excerpt:

This is the only collection of every book, story, and ephemera published on and about Stephen King in the US and Internationally! Including: Books, Novels, Short-Fiction Collections, Non-Fiction, Etc. Including Reprints and multimedia adaptations of book titles. Short Fiction, Screenplays, Anthologies, Audio and Video adaptations, etc. This volumne, coming in at over 650 pages, also features many reproductions of novels from the US and Foreign editions. Over 100 cover and art reproductions. Thousands of listings that took Mr. Collings over fifteen years to collect. This is a one-of-a-kind volumne, and invaluable to any King reader, library, and collector to discover the many volumnes and listings of and about Stephen King.

The Stephen King Companion

The Stephen King Companion
Author: George W. Beahm
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Horror tales, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stephen King Companion Book Excerpt:

Not a reference book, but a pretty good fan book. Covers King's career, criticism, synopses, transcriptions to film and audio. Illustrated with pictures of King, covers, movie sets. Public libraries will need gobs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Probability Statistics and Data

Probability  Statistics  and Data
Author: Darrin Speegle,Bryan Clair
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 1000504166
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Probability Statistics and Data Book Excerpt:

This book is a fresh approach to a calculus based, first course in probability and statistics, using R throughout to give a central role to data and simulation. The book introduces probability with Monte Carlo simulation as an essential tool. Simulation makes challenging probability questions quickly accessible and easily understandable. Mathematical approaches are included, using calculus when appropriate, but are always connected to experimental computations. Using R and simulation gives a nuanced understanding of statistical inference. The impact of departure from assumptions in statistical tests is emphasized, quantified using simulations, and demonstrated with real data. The book compares parametric and non-parametric methods through simulation, allowing for a thorough investigation of testing error and power. The text builds R skills from the outset, allowing modern methods of resampling and cross validation to be introduced along with traditional statistical techniques. Fifty-two data sets are included in the complementary R package fosdata. Most of these data sets are from recently published papers, so that you are working with current, real data, which is often large and messy. Two central chapters use powerful tidyverse tools (dplyr, ggplot2, tidyr, stringr) to wrangle data and produce meaningful visualizations. Preliminary versions of the book have been used for five semesters at Saint Louis University, and the majority of the more than 400 exercises have been classroom tested.

James Mason

James Mason
Author: Sarah Thomas
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 1838716483
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Mason Book Excerpt:

Sarah Thomas's study moves beyond the image of the brooding, destructive man at odds with employers and his own star status to explore the complexity of Mason's career and star persona. Her analysis is structured around three strands central to understanding stardom: the star persona, industry and power, and screen performance. Thomas addresses the incredible range of Mason's star career – 1930s 'quota quickies'; 1940s Gainsborough melodramas; the desperate IRA man in Carol Reed's 'Odd Man Out' (1947); from the 1950s onwards, Hollywood classics including starring in Hitchcock's 'North by Northwest' (1959) and playing Humbert Humbert in Kubrick's 'Lolita' (1962). She also considers in depth his undervalued post-1962 career, off-screen celebrity status, non-film work, comic and vocal performances, and the star's own self-commentary. In doing so, she offers a new perspective on such subjects as power and powerlessness; public image and national identity, contextualizing Mason's career in wider histories of British, American and European transnational filmmaking.

Stephen King Dollar Baby The Book

Stephen King   Dollar Baby  The Book
Author: Anthony Northrup
Publsiher: BearManor Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stephen King Dollar Baby The Book Book Excerpt:

Stephen King Dollar Baby: The Book by Anthony Northrup In the late 1970s, Stephen King had the idea of selling his short stories for ONE DOLLAR and a contract to let young filmmakers make their own films based on his works. After King’s approval, these films were only available for viewing at film festivals around the world. For the last forty-plus years and over hundreds of films made, The Dollar Baby program has made a serious impact not only on the Stephen King world, but the film industry itself. Unfortunately, for Stephen King fans, unless you attended these film festivals, you basically would never be able to see them. In fact, most Stephen King fans have never even heard of the Dollar Baby program. Well, that’s where I come in. I have been interviewing Dollar Baby filmmakers and reviewing their films for eight years. During that time, not only have I also hosted two Dollar Baby Film fests at Crypticon Horror Con in Minnesota, but I also built a trust, a bond, and a friendship with all of the Dollar Baby community. As a major Stephen King fan, I decided it was time to pull the curtain back and show the fans just what they have been missing. In this book, readers will learn all about the Dollar Baby program, fun facts, trivia, personal stories from the fans themselves, special guests contributors, essays, Where Are They Now?, 55 exclusive interviews with the Dollar Baby filmmakers and reviews of their films, and a whole lot more! I cover every possible angle of the Dollar Baby program and it’s all here to enjoy! So, sit back, relax, and get ready to go behind the exclusive curtain and prepare yourselves to enter...Stephen King Dollar Baby: The Book!

The Cleansing of Susquehanna

The Cleansing of Susquehanna
Author: John Valentine
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2014-07-09
ISBN: 1499043007
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cleansing of Susquehanna Book Excerpt:

The blood of Susquehanna would always be on their hands. Clay Parker and Tommy Nash weren’t close at all...until they met in Susquehanna. Susquehanna is forever undead, Clay and Tommy band together to try and bring it peace. In the ultimate clash of good vs. Evil, who will prevail?

Excavating Stephen King

Excavating Stephen King
Author: James Arthur Anderson
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-10-28
ISBN: 1793628637
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Excavating Stephen King Book Excerpt:

Excavating Stephen King: A Darwinist Hermeneutic Study of the Fiction combines approaches from science and literary theory to examine the canon of Stephen King’s fiction work in a single critical study. James Arthur Anderson has devised the concept of Darwinist Hermeneutics as a critical tool to combine evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, biology, and literary Darwinism with other more conventional critical theory, including structuralism, narratology, semiotics, and linguistic analysis. Using this theory, Anderson examines King’s works in terms of archetypes and mythology, human universals, affective emotions, and the organization of story to create maximum suspense. This method brings new insights into King’s stories and broader implications for storytelling as a whole.

Crumbs from the Table

Crumbs from the Table
Author: Tony Bellows
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1326402234
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crumbs from the Table Book Excerpt:

Words Worlds Narratives Transmedia and Immersion

Words  Worlds  Narratives  Transmedia and Immersion
Author: Tawnya Ravy,Eric Forcier
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-04
ISBN: 1848881940
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Words Worlds Narratives Transmedia and Immersion Book Excerpt:

Nasty Business

Nasty Business
Author: Mark McKenna
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-07-06
ISBN: 1474451101
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nasty Business Book Excerpt:

Considers the technological, economic and aesthetic histories of the early British video industry as part of the broader global film industry.

The Return of Count Electric

The Return of Count Electric
Author: William Browning Spencer
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2016-02-16
ISBN: 150402852X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of Count Electric Book Excerpt:

In The Return of Count Electric & Other Stories, William Browning Spencer demonstrates a wildly imaginative, non-stop narrative skill in the tradition of Roald Dahl and John Collier.