Stephen King s Contemporary Classics

This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000.

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Author: Philip L. Simpson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Under the Dome, Joyland, and Dr. Sleep.

The Modern Stephen King Canon

“Failure is Indeed an Option: Pride, Prophecy, and Roland Deschain's Perpetual Quest for the Dark Tower.” In Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror, 57–73. Edited by Philip L. Simpson and ...

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Author: Patrick McAleer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498572798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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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.

Screening Stephen King

“It Lurks Beneath the Fold: Stephen King, Adaptation and the Pop-Up Text of The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon.” In Stephen King's Contemporary Classics. Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror, ed. P. Simpson and P. McAleer ...

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Author: Simon Brown

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477314944

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 237

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Since the 1970s, the name Stephen King has been synonymous with horror. His vast number of books has spawned a similar number of feature films and TV shows, and together they offer a rich opportunity to consider how one writer’s work has been adapted over a long period within a single genre and across a variety of media—and what that can tell us about King, about adaptation, and about film and TV horror. Starting from the premise that King has transcended ideas of authorship to become his own literary, cinematic, and televisual brand, Screening Stephen King explores the impact and legacy of over forty years of King film and television adaptations. Simon Brown first examines the reasons for King’s literary success and then, starting with Brian De Palma’s Carrie, explores how King’s themes and style have been adapted for the big and small screens. He looks at mainstream multiplex horror adaptations from Cujo to Cell, low-budget DVD horror films such as The Mangler and Children of the Corn franchises, non-horror films, including Stand by Me and The Shawshank Redemption, and TV works from Salem’s Lot to Under the Dome. Through this discussion, Brown identifies what a Stephen King film or series is or has been, how these works have influenced film and TV horror, and what these influences reveal about the shifting preoccupations and industrial contexts of the post-1960s horror genre in film and TV.

The Functions of Unnatural Death in Stephen King

“Bachman's 'Found' Novels: The Regulators, Blaze, and Author Identity.” Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 161–176. ——.

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Author: Rebecca Frost

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793646224

Category: Death in literature

Page: 210

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The Functions of Unnatural Death in Stephen King: Murder, Sickness, and Plots examines the function of death in over thirty of King's works to parse out the ways the Master of Horror plays with the idea of death and approaches it from multiple angles.

Violence in the Films of Stephen King

Stephen King's Modern Macabre: Essays on the Later Works, edited by Patrick McAleer and Michael A. Perry. ... Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror, edited by Philip L. Simpson and Patrick ...

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Author: Michael J. Blouin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793635808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Contributors analyze the theme of violence in the film adaptations of Stephen King’s work, ranging from his earliest movies to the most recent, through a variety of lenses.

Surviving Stephen King

Imagining the Worst: Stephen King and the Representation of Women. ... Stephen King's Modern Macabre: Essays on the Later Works. ... Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror.

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Author: Rebecca Frost

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476684734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Stephen King frequently places his human characters in danger against a supernatural antagonist. These characters, being realists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, must first overcome their disbelief at what is happening to them, and then decide what to do about it. Both their explanations for the strange happenings and their attempts to deal with them can be divided into four main categories: cultural appropriation; Christianity, especially Catholic rites; attempts at utter destruction; and a resignation to simply live--or die--with the supernatural intact. This book examines over 30 of King's works, revealing that the overall success of the characters in removing the supernatural threat from their towns, or perhaps defeating it entirely, does not depend fully on which of these four paths of action they choose. It is possible for any attempt to destroy the supernatural threat to fail, and what works in one of King's books will not have the same outcome in another. For King, the most likely success comes when his characters can choose a course of action that allows them to stand and be true to themselves.

Perspectives on Stephen King

His first book was Inside the Dark Tower Series: Art, Evil and Intertextuality in the Stephen King Novels (2009). ... This volume, Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror, also focused on King's ...

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Author: Andrew J. Rausch

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476634463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Stephen King is one of the most successful authors in the history of American literature. His books—including 55 novels, 12 novellas, nine short story collections and a children's book—have sold 350 million copies worldwide. Over the past five decades his broader impact on popular culture has been immense. Most of his works have been adapted for film or television (some of them by King himself) and he may fairly be credited with single-handedly reinventing horror, once considered a B movie genre, for mainstream audiences. This collection of original interviews with fellow authors, collaborators and critics covers all things King, from analysis of his best writing to his many screen adaptations to recurring themes in his stories.

Revisiting Stephen King

Offers an examination of the works of the American horror writer.

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Author: Sharon A. Russell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313317887

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 171

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Offers an examination of the works of the American horror writer.

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

See also music The Sound and the Fury, 58 “Sounding Bodies and Voices in Nineteenth-Century British and American Gothic ... 94 Stephen King: A Biography, 26 Stephen King: America's Storyteller, 83 Stephen King's Contemporary Classics, ...

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Author: Sherri L. Brown

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442277489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

Twenty First Century Popular Fiction

Simpson, Philip L. and Patrick McAleer (eds), Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014). Incorporating some of King's most recent publications, ...

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Author: Bernice M. Murphy

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474414869

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.