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ISBN 10 : 9780786452835
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Download or read book Inside the Dark Tower Series written by Patrick McAleer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stephen King is no stranger to the realm of literary criticism, but his most fantastic, far-reaching work has aroused little academic scrutiny. This study of King’s epic Dark Tower series encompasses the career of one of the world’s best-selling authors and frames him as more than a “horror writer.” Four categories of analysis—genre, art, evil, and intertextuality—provide a focused look at the center of King’s fictional universe. This book reaches beyond popular culture treatments of the series and examines it against King’s horror work, audience expectations, and the larger literary landscape.


Download Stephen King s The Dark Tower Concordance PDF
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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781451695045
Pages : 720 pages
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Download or read book Stephen King s The Dark Tower Concordance written by Robin Furth and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-11-06 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dark Tower is now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. The Complete Concordance is an entertaining and incredibly useful guide to Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series, covering books I-VII and The Wind Through the Keyhole, and is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. Includes: -Characters and Genealogies -Magical Objects and Forces -Mid-World and Our World Places -Portals and Magical Places -Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps -Timeline for the Dark Tower Series -Mid-World Dialects -Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers -Political and Cultural References -References to Stephen King’s Own Work


Download The Quest for the Dark Tower PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781476642802
Pages : 212 pages
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Download or read book The Quest for the Dark Tower written by Alissa Burger and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-03-22 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sprawling epic that encompasses many worlds, parallel and alternate timelines, and the echoes between these disconnects, Stephen King's Dark Tower series spans the entirety of King's career, from The Gunslinger (limited edition 1982; revised in 2003) to The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012). The series has two distinctive characteristics: its genre hybridity and its interconnection with the larger canon of King's work. The Dark Tower series engages with a number of distinct and at times dissonant genre traditions, including those of Arthurian legend, fairy tales, the fantasy epic, the Western, and horror. The Dark Tower series is also significant in its cross-references to King's other works, ranging from overt connections like characters or places to more subtle allusions, like the sigil of the Dark Tower's Crimson King appearing in the graffiti of other realities. This book examines these connections and genre influences to consider how King negotiates and transforms these elements, why they matter, and the impact they have on one another and on King's work as a whole.


Download Stephen King s The Dark Tower  A Concordance  Volume Two PDF
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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 10 : 9781444756944
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Download or read book Stephen King s The Dark Tower A Concordance Volume Two written by Robin Furth and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-02-16 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second volume of THE CONCORDANCE is the definitive guide to the many worlds, argots, characters and cross-references within the Dark Tower series and among the rest of Stephen King's works. Covering portals and magical places, providing maps to Mid-, End- and Our World, and a timeline for the series, this is a fascinating and essential reference guide.


Download Stephen King s The Dark Tower  The Complete Concordance PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781444764703
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Download or read book Stephen King s The Dark Tower The Complete Concordance written by Robin Furth and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-11-22 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inspired more than thirty years ago by works as diverse as J R R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and the 'spaghetti westerns' of that time, the Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books make up this bestselling fantasy series. THE DARK TOWER: THE COMPLETE CONCORDANCE is the definitive encyclopaedic reference book that will make navigating through the series an even more enjoyable reading experience for readers. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. This updated volume is an invaluable guide to all of Mid-World and one of Stephen King's most significant literary achievements.


Download A Study Guide for Stephen King s  The Dark Tower VI  Song of Susannah  PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781410343666
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Download or read book A Study Guide for Stephen King s The Dark Tower VI Song of Susannah written by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 21 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 10 : 9781101210086
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Download or read book The Road to the Dark Tower written by Bev Vincent and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004-09-28 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE DARK TOWER SERIES—INCLUDING BOOK-BY-BOOK ANALYSIS AND INSIGHT INTO STEPHEN KING'S CREATIVE PROCESS. In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career-the Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of 30 years, was inspired by Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," as well as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone. With the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, The Road to the Dark Tower examines the epic journey of the author to complete a story that threatened to overwhelm him. In this indispensable companion, Bev Vincent presents a book-by-book analysis of each volume in the series, tracing the Dark Tower's connections to King's other novels including The Stand, Insomnia, and Hearts in Atlantis, and offering insights from the author about the creative process involved in crafting his lifelong work-a work that has consumed not only Stephen King, but his legion of devoted readers. This is essential reading for any Dark Tower-or Stephen King-fan.


Download Stephen King in the New Millennium PDF
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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781527512252
Pages : 255 pages
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Download or read book Stephen King in the New Millennium written by Despoina N. Feleki and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-06-11 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This exciting exploration of Stephen King’s digital writing maneuvers and electronic ventures on online platforms and e-readers unravels the author’s latest writing techniques and justifies his unprecedented success in the new millennium. It investigates the latest additions to the Master of Horror’s “toolbox” by studying King’s media presence and writing oeuvre in the twenty-first century through online projects, such as his videogame Discordia. The book closely traces King’s shifts from print to the digital as he crafts his stories to share with his constant readers. Its examination of King’s re-vitalized Gothic sheds light on his shift towards new realizations that take into consideration the needs and tastes of the contemporary consuming public in a constant dialogue with their contemporary fears and anxieties. While exploring King’s literary generic and technological crossovers, the book stresses the need for an encompassing theory that takes into account literary tradition, norms, and motifs adjusted according to the materialities and technological specificities of each medium in specific socio-cultural and economic contexts.


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Publisher : NYU Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781479800650
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book The Dark Fantastic written by Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation, but a lack of imagination Stories provide portals into other worlds, both real and imagined. The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction, but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic, the doors are often barred. This problem lies not only with children’s publishing, but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world. When characters of color do appear, they are often marginalized or subjected to violence, reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter. The Dark Fantastic is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction. Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist, fanfiction writer, and scholar of education, Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century: Bonnie Bennett from the CW’s The Vampire Diaries, Rue from Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games, Gwen from the BBC’s Merlin, and Angelina Johnson from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world. In response, Thomas uncovers and builds upon a tradition of fantasy and radical imagination in Black feminism and Afrofuturism to reveal new possibilities. Through fanfiction and other modes of counter-storytelling, young people of color have reinvisioned fantastic worlds that reflect their own experiences, their own lives. As Thomas powerfully asserts, “we dark girls deserve more, because we are more.”


Download The Science of Stephen King PDF
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Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN 10 : 9780471782476
Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book The Science of Stephen King written by Lois H. Gresh and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2007-08-31 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction: Where Science and Fiction Intersect -- From Proms to Cells: The Psychic World of Stephen King -- Carrie -- Firestarter -- The Dead Zone -- Hearts in Atlantis Cell -- The Green Mile -- On the Highway with Stephen King -- "Trucks"--They Came From Outer Space -- Dreamcatcher -- The Tommyknockers -- The Fourth Horseman -- The Stand -- Up the Dimensions with Stephen King -- The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger -- Insomnia -- Traveling in Time with Stephen King - The Langoliers -- Parallel Worlds -- "The Mists" -- From a Buick 8 -- The Dark Tower -- The Tailisman -- Longevity an Genetic Research - The Golden Years -- Evil, Obsession, and Fear -- The Tommyknockers -- Carrie -- The Talisman -- It -- The Stand -- Danse Macabre -- The Shining -- Misery -- "Night Surf."


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Publisher : Popular Press
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ISBN 10 : 0299209741
Pages : 308 pages
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Download or read book Dissecting Stephen King written by Heidi Strengell and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. 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."


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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9780786485468
Pages : 220 pages
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Download or read book Stephen King written by Rocky Wood and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-02-10 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which he is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King’s work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King’s varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.


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ISBN 10 : 0810877295
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Download or read book 21st Century Gothic written by Danel Olson and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-12-29 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected by a poll of more than 180 Gothic specialists, the fifty-three original works discussed in 21st-Century Gothic represent the most impressive Gothic novels written around the world between 2000-2010.


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ISBN 10 : 9781606600498
Pages : 214 pages
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Download or read book The Book of Black written by Clifford A. Pickover and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2013 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores topics related to "black," examining aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.


Download The Modern Stephen King Canon PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781498572798
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book The Modern Stephen King Canon written by Patrick McAleer and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-11-29 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this collection recognized writers and scholars discuss and analyze Stephen King’s contemporary works. The contributors comment on and critique numerous aspects of King’s literature, including his take on violent criminals, his craft, and his use of the Gothic.


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ISBN 10 : 9780760376812
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Download or read book Stephen King written by Bev Vincent and published by Epic Ink. This book was released on 2022-09-13 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Celebrate the King of Horror’s 75th birthday with Stephen King, which explores the connections between Stephen King’s life and his body of work.


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ISBN 10 : 9780810892651
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Download or read book Undead in the West II written by Cynthia J. Miller and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-10-18 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.