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Readings on Stephen King

Author: Karin S Coddon
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2004.
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companions to contemporary authors.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Biographical essay that traces the author's life and career. Essays expressing diverse views cover the author's works, autobiographical insights, and areas outside of literature, including film, that he or she may have worked in.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Readings on Stephen King.
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2004
(OCoLC)894797047
Named Person: Stephen King; Stephen King; Stephen King; Stephen King
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karin S Coddon
ISBN: 0737716665 9780737716665 0737716673 9780737716672
OCLC Number: 52258066
Description: 188 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Stephen King: a biography --
I. Stephen King, portrait of the artist (1. Stephen King, celebrity writer or modern master? / George Beahm --
2. The influence of a Cold War childhood on Stephen King's imagination / Stephen King --
3. Stephen King, college student / Sanford Phippen --
4. King's views on the writing process / Stephen King --
5. Is Stephen King calling it quits? / Chris Nashawaty) --
II. Overreaching themes and conventions in King's fiction(1. King and the heritage of horror / Garyn G. Roberts --
2. The art of balance in King's novels / Edwin F. Casebeer --
3. Stephen King's Gothic melodrama / James Egan) --
III. Reading the books (1. The Stand's all-American apocalypse / Joseph Reino --
2. Donna Trenton: a modern American heroine / Carol A. Senf --
3. Adolescent angst in Rage / Michael R. Collings --
4. The vampire tradition in Misery / Natalie Schroeder --
5. Pet Sematary and the paradox of death / Douglas E. Winter).
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companions to contemporary authors.
Other Titles: Stephen King
Responsibility: Karin Coddon, book editor.

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Biographical essay that traces the author's life and career. Essays expressing diverse views cover the author's works, autobiographical insights, and areas outside of literature, including film, that he or she may have worked in.

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