The Gothic World of Stephen King by Bernard J. Gallagher, Carol A. Senf, Garyn G. Roberts, James E. Hicks, James Egan, Leonard G. Heldreth, Linda C. Badley, Mary Ferguson Pharr, Natalie Schroeder, Samuel Schuman, Tom Newhouse, Tony Magistrale, Vernon Hyles
The Gothic World of Stephen King by Bernard J. Gallagher, Carol A. Senf, Garyn G. Roberts, James E. Hicks, James Egan, Leonard G. Heldreth, Linda C. Badley, Mary Ferguson Pharr, Natalie Schroeder, Samuel Schuman, Tom Newhouse, Tony Magistrale, Vernon Hyles

The Gothic World of Stephen King

Landscape of Nightmares
by Bernard J. Gallagher, Carol A. Senf, Garyn G. Roberts, James E. Hicks, James Egan, Leonard G. Heldreth, Linda C. Badley, Mary Ferguson Pharr, Natalie Schroeder, Samuel Schuman, Tom Newhouse, Tony Magistrale, Vernon Hyles

Curated by Ray B. Browne, Gary Hoppenstand
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Stephen King’s popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King’s interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.

Contents:

Introduction: The Horror of It All: Stephen King and the Landscape of the American Nightmare (Gary Hoppenstand)

Blood, Eroticism, and the Vampire in Twentieth-Century Popular Literature (Carol A. Senf)

Of Mad Dogs and Firestarters—The Incomparable Stephen King (Garyn G. Roberts)

Reading Between the Lines: Stephen King and Allegory (Bernard J. Gallagher)

A Blind Date with Disaster: Adolescent Revolt in the Fiction of Stephen King (Tom Newhouse)

Freaks: The Grotesque as Metaphor in the Works of Stephen King (Vernon Hyles)

Viewing “The Body”: King's Portrait of the Artist as Survivor (Leonard G. Heldreth)

Stephen King's Creation of Horror in ’Salem's Lot: A Prolegomenon Towards a New Hermeneutic of the Gothic Novel (James E. Hicks)

Love and Death in the American Car: Stephen King's Auto-Erotic Horror (Linda C. Badley)

The Dark Tower: Stephen King's Gothic Western (James Egan)

Taking Stephen King Seriously: Reflections on a Decade of Best-Sellers (Samuel Schuman)

A Dream of New Life: Stephen King's Pet Sematary as a Variant of Frankenstein (Mary Ferguson Pharr)

Stephen King's Pet Sematary: Hawthorne's Woods Revisited (Tony Magistrate)

“Oz the Gweat and Tewwible” and “The Other Side”: The Theme of Death in Pet Sematary and Jitterbug Perfume (Natalie Schroeder)
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