Pet Sematary

Author: Stephen King
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743412281
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When a little boy's pet dies, and he persuades his parents to bury it in an old Indian cemetary, reputed by legend to house restless spirits, a nightmare of death and destruction begins as deceased animals come back to life, in a new edition of the best-selling novel, featuring an introduction by the author. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.

Dissecting Stephen King

Author: Heidi Strengell
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780299209742
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"Heidi Strengell shows that by tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, Stephen 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 a manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate."--Jacket.

Stephen King And Philosophy

Author: Jacob M. Held
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442269766
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Haunting us with such unforgettable stories as The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Salem’s Lot, Carrie, The Green Mile, and Pet Sematary, Stephen King has been an anchor of American horror, science fiction, psychological thrillers, and suspense for more than forty years. His characters have brought chills to our spines and challenged our notions of reality while leaving us in awe of the perseverance of the human spirit. The first book in the new Great Authors and Philosophy series, Stephen King and Philosophy reveals some of the deeper issues raised by King’s work. From retribution, freedom, and moral relativity, to death and insanity, the chapters of this book expose how King’s stories access the questions and fears that haunt each of us in the middle of the night.

The Moral Voyages Of Stephen King

Author: Tony Magistrale
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1557420718
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Magistrale discusses the themes that turn King's fiction into morality tales.

Looking Awry

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Editor: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262740159
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Slavoj Zizek, a leading intellectual in the new social movements that are sweepingEastern Europe, provides a virtuoso reading of Jacques Lacan. Zizek inverts current pedagogicalstrategies to explain the difficult philosophical underpinnings of the French theoretician andpractician who revolutionized our view of psychoanalysis. He approaches Lacan through the motifs andworks of contemporary popular culture, from Hitchcock's Vertigo to Stephen King's Pet Sematary, fromMcCullough's An Indecent Obsession to Romero's Return of the Living Dead - a strategy of "lookingawry" that recalls the exhilarating and vital experience of Lacan.Zizek discovers fundamentalLacanian categories the triad Imaginary/Symbolic/Real, the object small a, the opposition of driveand desire, the split subject - at work in horror fiction, in detective thrillers, in romances, inthe mass media's perception of ecological crisis, and, above all, in Alfred Hitchcock's films. Theplayfulness of Zizek's text, however, is entirely different from that associated with thedeconstructive approach made famous by Derrida. By clarifying what Lacan is saying as well as whathe is not saying, Zizek is uniquely able to distinguish Lacan from the poststructuralists who sooften claim him.Slavoj Zizek is a Researcher in the Institute of Sociology at the University ofLjubljana, Yugoslavia. His work has been published in France and in Yugoslavia where, running as aproreform candidate, he narrowly missed being elected to the presidency of the republic ofSlovenia.

The Shape Under The Sheet

Author: Stephen J. Spignesi
Editor: Popular Culture Ink
ISBN:
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This reference source on Stephen King's fiction provides details about characters, places and objects in each of King's novels and short stories and includes a biography section, interviews with family, friends and contemporaries, and sections on film adaptations and audio versions of his work.

Eden S Eyes

Author: Sean Costello
Editor: Sean Costello
ISBN: 1502249588
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PRAY YOU NEVER SEE THE WORLD THROUGH EDEN’S EYES. On a cool spring night in a quiet northern community, a life of violence comes to a violent end. In a drunken brawl, petty criminal Eden Crowell is beaten to the brink of death. Following a futile attempt to save his life, doctors approach his father with an appeal for the man’s organs. In defiance of his wife’s wishes, Bert Crowell agrees, and his son’s organs are harvested. Blind writer Karen Lockhart becomes one of three grateful recipients, gaining sight after a lifetime of darkness. But with sight comes a new breed of darkness. In a series of increasingly more vivid dreams, Karen witnesses horrors that threaten to shatter her sanity. But soon, Karen comes to realize that what she’s experiencing are much more than simple dreams. One by one the organ recipients die horrible, mutilating deaths…and Karen witnesses it all with her new eyes. Now, she’s next. PRAISE FOR SEAN COSTELLO EDEN’S EYES “The best horror novel I’ve read since Stephen King’s own Pet Sematary. Costello knows how to tantalize his readers, priming them for the horrors to come…” —Rave Reviews “Spine chilling…impeccable research and pacing…a riveting psychological thriller.” —Charles de Lint, author of The Little Country HERE AFTER "Costello knows his way around the mystery/horror genre, and he keeps the action moving and the suspense ratcheted up tight. He is very much a writer to watch…” —Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail FINDERS KEEPERS “Costello has returned with a vengeance in this thrilling, constantly twisting roller coaster ride of greed, corruption and mayhem.” —Mark Leslie, author of I, Death “Costello is in fine form with…Finders Keepers. I read it in one night and found myself laughing…all the way to the bank!” —Richard Dube, author of The Haven

Landscape Of Fear

Author: Tony Magistrale
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724054
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One of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre to tap into our deepest cultural fears: "that the government we have installed through the democratic process is not only corrupt but actively pursuing our destruction, that our technologies have progressed to the point at which the individual has now become expendable, and that our fundamental social institutions-school, marriage, workplace, and the church-have, beneath their veneers of respectability, evolved into perverse manifestations of narcissism, greed, and violence." Tracing King's moralist vision to the likes of Twain, Hawthorne, and Melville, Landscape of Fear establishes the place of this popular writer within the grand tradition of American literature. Like his literary forbears, King gives us characters that have the capacity to make ethical choices in an imperfect, often evil world. Yet he inscribes that conflict within unmistakably modern settings. From the industrial nightmare of "Graveyard Shift" to the breakdown of the domestic sphere in The Shining, from the techno-horrors of The Stand to the religious fanaticism and adolescent cruelty depicted in Carrie, Magistrale charts the contours of King's fictional landscape in its first decade.