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The Dark Descent: Essays Defining Stephen King's Horrorscape [Hardcover]

Tony Magistrale


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Joseph A. Citro

Chronology

Defining King's Horrorscape: An Introduction by Tony Magistrale

The Masks of the Goddess: The Unfolding of the Female Archetype in Stephen King's CARRIE by Greg Weller

Partners in the DANSE: Women in Stephen King's Fiction by Mary Pharr

Complex, Archetype, and Primal Fear: King's Use of Fairy Tales in THE SHINING by Ronald T. Curran

The Three Genres of THE STAND by Edwin F. Casebeer

Some Ways of Reading THE DEAD ZONE by Michael N. Stanton

Fear and Pity: Tragic Horror in King's PET SEMATARY by Leonard Mustazza

The Mythic Journey in "The Body" by Arthur W. Biddle

"Everybody Pays . . . Even for Things They Didn't Do": Stephen King's Pay-out in the Bachman Novels by James F. Smith

Science, Politics, and the Epic Imagination: THE TALISMAN by Tony Magistrale

A Clockwork Evil: Guilt and Coincidence in "The Monkey" by Gene Doty

Playing the Heavy: Weight, Appetite, and Embodiment in Three Novels by Stephen King by Bernadette Bosky

Riddle Game: Stephen King's Metafictive Dialogue by Jeanne Campbell Reesman

Stephen King Reading William Faulkner: Memory, Desire, and Time in the Making of IT by Mary Jane Dickerson

"The Face of Mr. Flip": Homophobia in the Horror of Stephen King by Douglas Keesey

Reading, Writing and Interpreting: Stephen King's MISERY by Lauri Berkenkamp

A Stephen King Bibliography

Index

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