Stephen King's Gothic

Sears, John (2011) Stephen King's Gothic. UNSPECIFIED. ISBN 9780708324028

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Abstract

Stephen King is the world's best-selling horror writer. His work is ubiquitous on bookstore, supermarket, and personal library shelves and has been faithfully adapted into some of the most iconic horror films of the twentieth century. This study explores his writing through the lenses of contemporary literary and cultural theory. Through analyses of some of his best-known work, including "Carrie" and "Misery," the authors argue that King offers ways of encountering and understanding some of our deepest fears about life and death, the past and the future, technological change, other people, monsters, ghosts, and the supernatural.This is the first extended critical-theoretical engagement with King's writing, and will be of interest to students, academics, and fans of horror fiction.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: Citation: Sears, J. Stephen King's Gothic. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2010.
Divisions: Legacy Research Institutes > English Research Institute > English Research Institute (ERI) Research
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 16:03
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 01:20
URI: http://e-space.mmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/192376

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