Stephen King And American Politics

Author: Michael J. Blouin
Editor: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 1786836475
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From The Long Walk to The Outsider, Stephen King’s output reflects the major political concerns of the previous fifty years. This book is the first sustained study of the complex ways in which King’s texts speak to their unique political moments. By exploring this aspect of the author’s popular works, readers might better understand the numerous crises that Americans currently face – the book surveys King’s corpus to address a wide range of issues, including the spread of neoliberalism, the Bush-Cheney doctrine, and the chaos of the populist present. Although the fiction outwardly declares itself to be anti-political (thus reflecting a widespread shift away from democracy in the aftermath of the 1960s), political energies persist just beneath the surface. Given the possibility of a political resurgence that haunts so many of his page-turners, Stephen King produces horror and hope in equal measure.
Stephen King and American Politics
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Michael J. Blouin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-01 - Publisher: University of Wales Press

From The Long Walk to The Outsider, Stephen King’s output reflects the major political concerns of the previous fifty years. This book is the first sustained study of the complex ways in which King’s texts speak to their unique political moments. By exploring this aspect of the author’s popular works,
Stephen King and American History
Language: en
Pages: 170
Authors: Tony Magistrale, Michael J. Blouin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-16 - Publisher: Routledge

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Violence in the Films of Stephen King
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Michael J. Blouin, Tony Magistrale
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-29 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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.
Literary Interventions in the Campaign Biography
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Michael J. Blouin
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-29 - Publisher: Routledge

Literary Interventions in the Campaign Biography considers campaign biographies written by major authors including Nathaniel Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, Lew Wallace, Jacob Riis, and Rose Wilder Lane. Whereas a number of cultural historians have previously considered campaign biographies to be marginal or isolated from the fictional output of these figures,
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen King
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12 - Publisher: PLEAWA

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