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Discovering Stephen King

Author: Darrell Schweitzer
Publisher: Mercer Island, Wash. : Starmont House, 1985.
Series: Starmont studies in literary criticism, no. #8.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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King seems to have pleased everyone except conventional mainstream literary critics -- which doesn't stop his books from making the best-seller list. Here are some early critical looks at King and his works, circa 1985.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Stephen King; Stephen King; Stephen King
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darrell Schweitzer
ISBN: 0930261062 9780930261061 0930261070 9780930261078
OCLC Number: 11867037
Description: 219 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
What makes him so scary? / Ben P. Indick --
Has success spoiled Stephen King? / Alan Warren --
The biggest horror fan of them all / Don Herron --
Stephen King's American Gothic / Gary William Crawford --
The early tales: Stephen King and Startling Mystery Stories / Chet Williamson --
Stephen King and Peter Straub: fear and friendship / Bernadette Bosky --
The stand: science fiction into fantasy / Michael R. Collings --
Stephen King with a twist: The E.C. influence / Debra Stump --
Cycle of the werewolf, and the moral tradition of horror / Randall D. Larson --
Stephen King and the Lovecraft mythos / Robert M. PRice --
Three by Bachman / Don D'Ammassa --
A matter of choice: King's Cujo and Malamud's The natural / Debra Stump --
The ultimate horror: the dead child in Stephen King's stories and novels / Leonard G. Heldreth --
Collecting Stephen King / Darrel Schweitzer --
Synopses of Stephen King's fiction / Sanford Z. Meschkow --
Stephen King: a bibliography / Marshall B. Tymn.
Series Title: Starmont studies in literary criticism, no. #8.
Responsibility: edited by Darrell Schweitzer.

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King seems to have pleased everyone except conventional mainstream literary critics -- which doesn't stop his books from making the best-seller list. Here are some early critical looks at King and his works, circa 1985.

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