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

Tony Magistrale


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Table of Contents

Chronology; Defining King's Horrorscape - An Introduction, Tony Magistrale; The Masks of the Goddess - The Unfolding of the Female Archetype in Stephen King's "Carrie", Greg Weller; Partners in the Danse - Women in Stephen King's Fiction, Mary Pharr; Complex, Archetype and Primal Fear - King's Use of Fairy Tales in "The Shining", Ronald T. Curran; The Three Genres of "The Stand", Edwin F. Casebeer; Some Ways of Reading the Dead Zone", Michael N. Stanton; Fear and Pity - Tragic Horror in King's "Pet Sematary", Leonard Mustazza; The Mythic Journey in "The Body", Arthur W. Biddle; "Everybody Pays... Even for Things They Didn't Do" - Stephen King's Pay-out in the Bachman Novels, James F. Smith; Science, Politics and the Epic Imagination - "The Talisman", Tony Magistrale; A Clockwork Evil - Guilt and Coincidence in "The Monkey", Gene Doty; Playing the Heavy - Weight, Appetite, and Embodiment in Three Novels of Stephen King, Bernadette Bosky; Riddle Game - Stephen King's Metafictive Dialogue, Jeanne Campbell Reesman; Stephen King Reading William Faulkner - Memory, Desire, and Time in the Making of "It", Mary Jane Dickerson; "The Face of Mr. Flip" - Homophobia in the Horror of Stephen King, Douglas Keesey; Reading, Writing and Interpreting - Stephen King's "Misery", Lauri Berkenkamp.

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