Книги, посветени на Кинг и творчеството му

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Книги, посветени на Кинг и творчеството му

Мнение от deadface » пет апр 12, 2013 6:56 am

Двете му биографии, издадени у нас:

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"Историята Стивън Кинг" от Джордж Бийм (Плеяда, 1993 г.)

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"Неспокойно сърце. Животът и времето на Стивън Кинг" от Лиза Рогак (Рива, 2010)

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Книги на английски език:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_about_Stephen_King
http://charnelhouse.tripod.com/writingonking.html


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"Stephen King: The Non-Fiction" by Rocky Wood & Justin Brooks
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Тази година Роки Ууд, един от най-големите изследователи на творчеството на Стивън Кинг, ще зарадва многобройните му фенове с нова книга, която съдържа откъси и информация за над 560 документални текста, написани от Кинг през периода 1959 - 2006 г. В книгата са включени статии, есета, писма (до редактори, издатели и пр.) и ревюта/рецензии на различни автори и книги, които Кинг е писал през изминалите десетилетия за различни вестници и списания. Сред текстовете има и такива, които не са били публикувани до този момент, например есето "My Little Serrated Security Blanket".
Книгата ще бъде дебела над 600стр., ще има луксозна корица и ще бъде издадена в ограничен тираж от "Cemetery Dance", като цената на по-луксозното от двете й издания се очаква да достигне 500 долара!

Ето съдържанието й:

Contents

Argument: A Guide to King's Non-Fiction. Introducing the Reader to the book and King's rich tapestry, including his strong sense of opinion, sense of humour, style and risks he often takes in the Non-Fiction mode.

King's Major Non-Fiction
• Early Columns - Garbage Truck
• Danse Macabre, On Writing
• Baseball - Faithful; Heads Down and the Red Sox Obsession
• Opinion - Horror
• Opinion - The Craft of Writing
• Author's Notes and Introductions to His Own Work
• Later Columns - The Pop of King King's Minor Non-Fiction
• Introducing the Works of Others
• Book Reviews
• Letters to the Editor, Guest Columns
• Opinion - Radio, Music, Film and Television
• Opinion - Venturing into Politics
• Opinion - Let's Argue
• Miscellany

King's Unpublished Non-Fiction
Each of the Chapters is in narrative form and covers the following information:

• The history of and interesting information about each piece
• Summary, including significant quotes
• Critique
• Relevance to other King Works (particularly to his Fiction)
• Advice to Readers wishing to accessing the piece

Bibliography: A full list of all King's Non-Fiction, with detailed citations



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"The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King" by Rocky Wood
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Limited First Edition, May 2003

The most complete Guide to Stephen King´s fiction ever compiled:
EVERY Story
EVERY Character
EVERY Place
EVERY link
EVERY Error
and MUCH, MUCH MORE.

Table of Contents:

BOOK ONE -- THE WORLD OF STEPHEN KING
Introduction - Why a Complete Guide
The Joy of Stephen King
Stephen King - A Timeline
Linking Stephen King´s Realities
Tongue in Cheek - King´s Bloopers
The Unpublished or Lost Works
Non Fiction
Upcoming Works
The Rules

BOOK TWO - THE COMPLETE WORKS OF FICTION
All 270 King Works of Fiction have their own chapter and are listed alphabetically. Each chapter contains the following sections:
Where to Find the Story
Notes
Summary
Main Characters
Main Places
Main Timelines
Other Things
Adaptations
Full Character Listing
Full Place Listing
Full Business Listing
Full Things Listing
Full Timeline
Links
Errors
Variations (where appropriate): Is is well known to serious King fans that he has a penchant for updating his works as he republishes them. Sometimes these Variations are relatively minor (mostly editing) and from time to time they result in major rewrites with even character names changing (eg, "It Grows on You" or the Uncut version of "The Stand") and some are in between. The Guide includes a summary of each of these Versions, including details of the changes from one to the other!

BOOK THREE -- INDEXES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
Character Index: Lists every character ever included in a King story with details about each. Major characters have longer entries. Any characters that are Dead, an Animal, Musicians or Writers are specifically noted. Entries are listed alphabetically. The total number of characters exceeds 26,000!
Place Index: Lists every place (particularly towns and cities) ever included in a King story with short details about each. The total number of entries exceeds 5000.
Business Index: Lists every business ever included in a King story with short details about each. The total number of businesses exceeds 5000.
Major "Things" Index: Lists interesting Things that cannot be summarised as Characters, Places or Businesses.
Books About King: Lists each important Book about King with a short summary of each. As a bonus a list of books about King in French is also provided.
Adaptations: Lists every Film, Television, Audio, Stage and other Adaptations of a King story with short details about each.
Where to find King on the Web: Lists the major sources for King material on the Web including: Information Sites, Fan Sites, Bookshops specialising in King, Sellers of Rare King Material, Official Sites (eg King´s own site, publishers and bookseller).


DETAILS OF THE SECOND EDITION:

The publishers of 'The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King' are proud to announce the release of a Fully Revised, Second Edition of this King reference work.
The Second Edition was justified by the strong sales of the Signed and Limited First Edition, released in May 2003 and King's subsequent publication of three new Works.
Co-author Rocky Wood commented, "We revised 94 Chapters out of the 288 in the Original Guide to ensure the Second Edition was as up to date as possible. Then of course there are three new Chapters - the Revised 'Gunslinger'; 'Harvey's Dream' and 'The Dark Tower V - Wolves of the Calla'." All Indexes and reference Chapters have been updated as of October 2003.
David Rawsthorne, the authors' resident Dark Tower expert wrote the two Dark Tower Chapters. "We were fortunate to be provided with an Advance Reader's Copy to read, analyse and summarise in advance so we could get the Revised Edition on the street only one week after 'Wolves of the Calla' was published. As King fans read this great new instalment in the Dark Tower series they can also use our Guide to check Links, Errors, Characters and so on."
Stephen King wrote to the authors earlier this year thanking them for his copy of the Limited Edition (#1, of course) commenting, "This is a valuable resource".
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Cemetery Dance Edition (US)

Книгата е издадена в САЩ в края на 2005г., дебела е 480 стр. и съдържа подробна информация за стотина непубликувани или издавани само в периодичния печат (вестници, списания) романи, разкази, пиеси и стихотворения от Стивън Кинг. Освен това съдържа цяла глава от непубликувания досега роман "Меч в тъмнината", който Кинг завършва още през 1970г. (по-надолу има откъс от въпросната глава ;) )

STEPHEN KING: UNCOLLECTED, UNPUBLISHED will be the most comprehensive review of the Stephen King works you've never read, including nearly one hundred unpublished and uncollected works of fiction--novels, short stories, screenplays, and poems! Best of all, it will feature the first book publication of two lost works written by King, including an entire chapter from King's unpublished 1970 novel SWORD IN THE DARKNESS that has never been published anywhere in the world!

STEPHEN KING: UNCOLLECTED, UNPUBLISHED will also give in-depth coverage to the nearly one hundred variations and versions of King's published stories--edits, updates, and changes King made between reprintings of his work. Similar in size and scope to our edition of THE STEPHEN KING UNIVERSE, this is a must-have for both collectors and casual readers of Stephen King!

Details about the two works written by Stephen King that are featured in this book!

-- The first and only publication of a very long chapter from King's unpublished 1970 novel SWORD IN THE DARKNESS--one of the lost Stephen King novels that only a handful of people in the world have ever read! This novel will never be published, and this is your only chance to catch a glimpse of a young Stephen King developing his craft. The raw power that would eventually make him the bestselling horror author in the world is definitely evident in this very long excerpt!

-- The first book publication of the obscure King poem "Dino"--previously only published in a small literary magazine and just recently discovered in Stephen King's papers at the University of Maine!

In addition, the authors have discovered and taken detailed notes about a work previously unknown by the King community -- "Molly," which was King's original screenplay submitted for The X-Files. It is a completely different story from what was later produced for the series as "Chinga" and the authors give in-depth coverage to the differences!

Here are some other examples of what you'll find in STEPHEN KING: UNCOLLECTED, UNPUBLISHED:

* Over one hundred entries detailing all of King's uncollected and unpublished works, many of which have never been available for public discussion
* In-depth descriptions and discussions of several unpublished King novels such as Blaze and incomplete novels such as George D X McArdle
* Detailed overviews of dozens of King screenplays that were never produced, including his own adaptations of Cujo, Children of the Corn, The Dead Zone, Desperation, Dolan's Cadillac, Night Shift, The Stand, and his adaptations of other classic novels such as Something Wicked This Way Comes
* Essays covering two dozen of King's lost and hidden works that are not available anywhere in the world, such as "An Evening at God's" and the infamous "Squad D"
* Details of eight new and previously unheard of King stories discovered in the Stephen King papers at the University of Maine
* Details of two King stories published in his high school newspaper and other stories King wrote as a child and teenager
* A complete Stephen King bibliography covering nearly four hundred works of fiction and non-fiction
* Instructions on finding the original appearances of King's lost works that appeared in obscure publications, and suggestions on how you can add these rare works to your collection


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Australian Edition

Sword in the Darkness is the title of an unpublished novel by American author Stephen King.
This is the longest of King's unpublished works, running in at around 485 pages (150,000 words), and was finished on the 30th of April 1970, but subsequently rejected by 12 publishers. It is about a race riot in a large American city. Although the novel is supposed to be about the riot, it is about life in high school, with the riot taking place only in the last 80 pages of the book.
Arnie's life is torn apart when his pregnant sister commits suicide and his mother dies of a brain tumour. He eventually seeks a relationship with the saucy Kit Longtin after being rejected by Janet Cross. Marcus Slade, a black activist lawyer, arrives in town, and after an incident at Harding High School where he is speaking, the riot erupts and the town burns.
Fuelled by gangs like the Dock Street Socializers, the Markham Avenue Chieftains, and the Turner Street Trades, the riot shows the evil side of human nature.
King has stated that he now considers the novel unpublishable and that he intends for it never to be released to the public.
In 2006 a lenghty excerpt, "Chapter 71" — a stand-alone back-story of one character, teacher Edie Rowsmith, set in the seminal King town of Gates Falls, Maine — was released in the book Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished by Rocky Wood

A short excerpt from Chapter 71 of Sword in the Darkness by Stephen King, which appears for the first time ever in Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished:

“I started the Monday following. I wrote my name on the blackboard in fine round letters – Miss Rowsmith. I wore a dark blue suit and a white shirtwaist. I had put a comb in my hair.

“The rustic country school. The red Currier & Ives building peeking serenely through the elms. Gingham girls and happy little boys rolling hoops. Yes, yes, oh yes. Only this one was a yellow-gray, pitted and flaked with salt from the ocean. And there was an outhouse tacked on the back of the building and it smelled of shit. Yes, that is the correct word. Shit. Not excrement. Much too juicy for such an academic word. Shit. It hung on the air until you hardly knew it was there. I used to sprinkle lime by the pound, but there was no drainage to speak of and the smell was always there. And the gingham girls and the bright-eyed boys turned out to be great hulking brutes and vapid sows, most of them. There was Alvah Campbell, who ran bootleg down to New Hampshire on weekends, and there was Tom Guinn, who was supporting his mother on short lobsters. There was a boy named Joey Hall who was retarded – if you gave him a penny he would catch hopping things from under the shed stoop and eat them. Six-five if he was an inch. He used to pee himself, too. And cry about it. He might have been fifteen or he might’ve been thirty. It was impossible to tell. There were six girls in the whole eight grades. One was Julia Knowles. She was in first grade. Two of them were twin sisters from Gates Center, cute and almost dear. They always dressed alike and held hands. One of them was a slut named Karen Genack. Fast? She was a streak. I caught her in the shed one recess with Alvah. She wasn’t wearing any underwear. She was leaning up against the birch stovelengths and she had his money in one of her hands. She had him in the other.”



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"Stephen King: A Literary Companion" by Rocky Wood
http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php? ... 864-5850-9
www.amazon.com

Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2011

About the Book
This companion provides a two-part introduction to best-selling author Stephen King, whose enormous popularity over the years has gained him an audience well beyond readers of horror fiction, the genre with which is most often associated. Part I considers the reception of King’s work, the film adaptations that they gave rise to, the fictional worlds in which some of his novels are set, and the more useful approaches to King’s varied corpus. Part II consists of entries for each series, novel, story, screenplay and even poem, including works never published or produced, as well as characters and settings.

About the Author
Rocky Wood is the author of two Bram Stoker Award-nominated books on Stephen King and is regarded as a world leading Stephen King expert. He is president of the Horror Writers Association and a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association. He lives in South Yarra, Victoria.

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"The Stephen King Story" by George Beahm ("Историята Стивън Кинг" от Джордж Бийм)
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This is a literary profile of the American author, Stephen King, whose books and film adaptations have attracted a world-wide audience of millions. It presents a biographical look at his life and work, a chronological narrative that recounts the story of how King became a best-selling author. His progress is charted from the early years in Durham, when he developed his Maine milieu; the college years, when he found his fictional voice; the formative years which saw the publication of "Carrie" and "Salem's Lot"; to the years of success as best-seller followed best-seller. George Beahm was the editor of "The Stephen King Companion".

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"Stephen King: America's Best-Loved Boogeyman" by George Beahm
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From Carrie to Wizard and Glass, Beahm thoro ughly examines King''s life as a celebrity and a publishing p henomenon that has published more than 40 books to date.

Beahm's (The Stephen King Story; The Stephen King Companion) fawning biography of Stephen King doesn't offer any thrills or chills?or objectivity, either?but it is an undeniable tribute to the bestselling horror writer. Beahm's narrative traces King's life from his fatherless childhood in blue-collar Durham, Maine, selling dittoed editions of his stories, to the $2500 he earned in 1974 for Carrie, his first novel, to the $2 million he just received on signing for Bag of Bones. While Beahm's devotional attitude sheds few new insights ("This was not just any writer... but the biggest writer in the country"), and while he did not apparently interview King himself, his book tempts fans with the occasional trivial morsel: inspiration for The Shining came while the author vacationed with his wife in a creepy hotel; the death of the family cat led to Pet Semetary. Although Beahm's valentine won't take the bite out of King's critics (King has described his own work as "the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and large fries"), it does succeed in shedding light on King's generosity, the library and youth projects he has financed within his hometown of Bangor.

This unauthorized biography is aimed at devotees of King and those interested in collecting his works (first editions command notoriously high prices). Beahm provides the most up-to-date history of the best-selling horror writer; existing biographies include the authorized biography by Douglas E. Winter (Stephen King: The Art of Darkness, 1986) and Beahm's previous biography (The Stephen King Story, Andrews & McMeel, 1992). An appendix gives additional information, such as other books by Beahm about King, fan publications, web sites, information on collecting, and frequently asked questions (e.g., where one can write to King). This chatty, inexpensive volume is recommended for public libraries with avid King fans or academic libraries with comprehensive sf collections.

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"Stephen King from A to Z: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Work" by George Beahm
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Stephen King from A to Z: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Work is a fan's dream come true. The only book to chronicle what Pepperdine University's Dr. Michael Coilings terms "The Stephen King Phenomenon", this encyclopedic king-sized reference covers every nook and cranny of the prolific author's career -- as a writer, screenwriter, actor, and popular cult figure. Drawing on nearly 25 years of work, Stephen King from A to Z will be the final word on things King, portraying the writer who has sold a quarter-billion copies of his books worldwide, in more than 32 languages, since 1974.

Detailed and exhaustively researched, Stephen King from A to Z contains hundreds of authoritative entries that reveal a wealth of material unavailable from any other single volume. In addition, author George Beahrn has gathered little-known secrets about Stephen King, as well as quotes by and about the writer, factoids, selected photographs, and two dozen essays on topics such as rural Maine, literary awards, and King's movies.

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"The Stephen King Companion" by George Beahm
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A reference book on Stephen King which provides an insight into the writer himself, a chronology, an overview of his writing career, articles on his life and a look at his house, a famous mansion. The book discusses his fans, his publishers and his critics together with commentary by noted writers and interviews with King himself. The editor also provides information on books in print, the books that have not been published, the background to each story and a resource guide that explains what is available and how to order.

Written for the casually curious as well as the dedicated fan, the Companion should have a lot of appeal to both. A potpourri, it includes original and reprinted pieces relating to King, many from uncommon sources, including a lengthy 1983 Playboy magazine interview which holds up well. Part 1 deals with the public King--life, publications, family (including his author/wife, Tabitha). Part 2 is for fans--a look at a King newsletter, the Stephen King convention, specialty book and cassette publishers, and more. Part 3 discusses every book by King, with synopses, critical remarks, TV tie-ins, etc., often with comment from King himself. Appendixes list books in print by or about King, films, TV, and audio cassettes based on King tales, and detailed notes on collecting King.

Има доста издания, но за нас представлява най-голям интерес ревизираното от 1997:

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"Stephen King Country" by George Beahm
(The Illustrated Guide to the Sites and Sights That Inspired the Modern Master of Horror)
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What lurks inside the head of Stephen King? Discover the real-life sites and sights behind his horror classics, including the Stanley Hotel of Estes Park, Colorado (site of The Shining's eerie Overlook Hotel), King's home town of Durham, Maine (the inspiration for Salem's Lot), and more. This pictorial souvenir features more than 30 previously unseen black-and-white photographs and authoritative text by the foremost King aficionado.

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"The Illustrated Stephen King Companion" by Ben Vincent
http://www.bevvincent.com/sk-companion
barnesandnoble.com
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Нова публицистична книга, посветена на Кинг. Автор на книгата е Бен Винсънт, един от тримата най-големи познавачи на творчеството на Краля.
An interactive approach to King’s greatest works, The Stephen King Illustrated Companion features a wealth of unseen memorabilia from the author’s desk and insightful text that reads between the lines to uncover King's own compelling biography. Supplemented with rare and previously unpublished ephemera from King’s archives, such as hand-edited manuscript drafts, revealing letters between King and his editor, and personal mementos from his career, this unique companion volume tangibly illuminates the writer's works and life in a way never done before.

With thousands of horrific pages published since the first lines of Carrie, Stephen King's gripping perennial fiction has earned him the rightful appelation "The Master of Modern Horror." The Stephen King Illustrated Companion takes a critical look at King's most iconic works and reads between the lines to uncover the personal influences and demons as reflected in each monster, epidemic, and depraved character. Unseen family photographs and 16 pieces of previously unpublished ephemera--such as handwritten manuscript notes, typed early drafts, lengthy journal entries, and doodles for King's college newspaper--complete this tangible tour. Packed with fascinating biographical details, literary interpretations, and personal memorabilia, The Stephen King Illustrated Companion is a must-have addition to any true fan's library.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Mr. Horror USA
Chapter 1: The Early Years
Chapter 2: Room 217—The Shining
Chapter 3: The Walkin’ Dude—The Stand
Chapter 4: Welcome to Castle Rock—The Dead Zone
Chapter 5: Sometimes Dead Is Better—Pet Sematary
Chapter 6: Pennywise Lives—It
Chapter 7: Number One Fan—Misery
Chapter 8: The Night Journey—The Green Mile
Chapter 9: Things That Go Bump—Bag of Bones
Chapter 10: The Accident
Chapter 11: More Worlds Than These—The Dark Tower series
Chapter 12: The Thing with the Endless Piebald Side—Lisey’s Story
Conclusion

Освен купища любопитна информация, книгата съдържа редки и непубликувани текстове на Кинг, както и откъси от черновите на някои от най-известните му романи. Ето част от по-интересните неща:
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- First pages from manuscript of The Gunslinger, The Stand, Pet Sematary & Dead Zone

- A familiar scene of Needful Things

- A completely different scene from Insomnia

- The 43rd Dream (before it gets reprinted, only ONE copy is known to exist)

- A 3 line cartoon by Stephen King

- Excerpts from unpublished stories!

- Reproduction of several pages of the first part of I Was a Teenage Grave Robber, King's first story publication.

- Final galley page from The Stand containing the Author's Note, with King's handwritten changes and additions.

- Manuscript pages for the scene where Larry Underwood and Rita escape from New York via the Lincoln Tunnel. King has identified this as his favorite scene in the book.
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A look inside The Shining. The title page, dated May 13, 1975, still bears King's original title, The Shine, along with a handwritten note to Bill Thompson. Three pages from the original manuscript show how King changed his mind about Danny's encounter with the fire hose outside room 217 in Chapter 19. The first draft of "Inside 217" --the famous bathtub scene--containing King's hand-written revisions and annotations. In this draft, Danny's mother is named...(you'll have to check out the book to find the answer to that question!)
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"Twenty-First Century King" by Bev Vincent
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Since the turn of the century, Bev Vincent, author of The Stephen King Illustrated Companion and The Road to the Dark Tower, has been reviewing the works of Stephen King. These reviews have been published in a variety of venues, including Onyx Reviews, The Essential Stephen King, FEARnet, the Conroe Courier, and Cemetery Dance magazine.
Twenty-First Century King collects these reviews for the first time, starting with Riding the Bullet, King's first published work after his near-fatal accident in 1999. The twenty-one reviews (amounting to nearly 21,000 words) cover works of non-fiction, collections, collaborations, pseudonymous works and novels, including five books from the Dark Tower series.

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"Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King" by Hans-Ake Lilja
http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/lilja01
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introduction by Bev Vincent
illustrated by Glenn Chadbourne

Featuring special appearances by Stephen King, Peter Straub, Ridley Pearson, Mick Garris, Marsha DeFilippo, Michael Whelan, Stewart O'Nan, Glenn Chadbourne, Robin Furth, Steven Weber, Mark Stutzman, Frank Darabont, Jae Lee, Tyson Blue, and many others!

About the Book:
For over a decade now, Lilja has been one of the leading voices on the Internet when it comes to covering and reporting on Stephen King's books and movies. His website, Lilja's Library, is the die-hard fan's source for information about new King projects and breaking news, but Lilja has also featured his own in-depth reviews and interviews with the most important people in King's world, including Stephen King himself.
Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is a brand new massive collection of over 150 of those reviews, over 40 of those interviews, and other special features of interest to King readers everywhere. If you've never been to the website, you're in for a real treat as you catch-up with over 500 pages of articles and features that are sure to please any kind of Stephen King fan, from the general reader to the die-hard collector. And for Lilja's constant readers, there's original material in this special volume that has never appeared anywhere on his website before, and every article and review has been updated and revised for this release.
You have to see the table of contents to understand just how much great material is in this massive book, but just a few of the interviews include: Stephen King (twice!), Frank Darabont, Marsha DeFilippo, Mick Garris, Peter Straub, and many other people who have been involved in King's prolific career. The reviews include detailed commentary on well-known works by and about Stephen King, along with details about the rare works you might not have heard of, including the original scripts for Hearts in Atlantis, Stud City, and dozens of others; the original pilot for The Dead Zone that never aired on TV; Walking The Mile: The Making Of (a book that has never been released); the Pet Sematary and Secret Window, Secret Garden UK dramatizations; the dozens of Dollar Babies, and more!
There are also dozens of brand new features written exclusively for this volume, including interviews with Lilja himself and Glenn Chadbourne; reviews of short films such as "Here There Be Tygers," "Boogeyman," "Walking Ghost," "The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways," "Night Surf," "Stephen King's Gotham Café," "Sorry, Right Number," "Night of the Living Dead," and others; reviews of the script for "The Mist" and scripts that are currently in development (including Black House and From a Buick 8); reviews of books such as Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography, Stephen King: The Non-Fiction, and others; and much, much more!
If you're new to the world of Lilja's Library or already a constant reader, this special volume is a must-have for your collection! An exclusive Cemetery Dance Publications release, there are no other editions planned anywhere in the world for this incredible book.
Praise and Reviews for Lilja's Library, the book:

"...a must have for the Constant Reader."
— Fangoria #236 (Book of the Month)
"Hans-Ake Lilja, the most dedicated Stephen King fan I know, takes the reader on a joyous, wide-ranging journey through King’s world and influence. Part scholarly in its approach, but in greater part a fan's love letter to King, it is an absolute must for the Stephen King completist."
— Frank Darabont, screenwriter and director of The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, and The Mist
"Lilja's Library: The World of Stephen King is like beautifully prepared and presented red meat to any admirer of Stephen King. Mr. Lilja has tracked down his many quarries and used them to create this massive treatment of King's work and his world. His book is pure testimony to the love Stephen King is capable of arousing in his readers."
— Peter Straub, co-author of The Talisman and Black House
"While readers probably wouldn't want to devour the contents in one sitting, Lilja's Library is a testament to Lilja's hard work, and a fascinating glimpse into the worlds of Stephen King. While no substitute for the Web site itself, the content is a fine representation of the online library's offering and a fine addition to any fan's King bookshelf."
— April Gutierrez, Green Man Review
"The bottom line: If you have more than a casual interest in King, this book is a worthy addition to your bookshelf, especially if you don't want to scroll through pages of back-lit text online (and I don't): I welcome the opportunity to sit down and browse this book, reading an interview here, a review there, and adding to my small body of knowledge about the big man in Bangor... Lilja's website is the #1 King fan website in the world, and after reading this book, you'll know why."
— George Beahm, Charnel House guest reviewer

Table of Contents:
Spoiler
Show
Introduction by Bev Vincent
An original interview with Lilja

Interviews
Section 1—Two Interviews With Stephen King

Section 2—Other Interviews
Tyson Blue
James Cole
Jay Holben
James Gonis
Stephen Spignesi
Peter Straub
Michael Piller
Ridley Pearson
Mick Garris
Michael Collings
Kristen Dalton
George Guidall
Richard Dooling
Ed Begley, Jr.
Marsha DeFilippo
Michael Whelan
Stewart O'Nan
Glenn Chadbourne
Robin Furth
Mikael Håfström
Mick Garris
Brandon Kihl
Steven Weber
Mark Stutzman
Mikael Håfström
Frank Darabont
Joe Quesada
Ralph Macchio
Robin Furth
Richard Isanove
Peter David
Philippa Pride
Jae Lee
Gregory Nicotero
Frank Darabont
Frank Darabont
Marsha DeFilippo
Glenn Chadbourne

Book Reviews
Section 1—Books by King
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
Dreamcatcher
Secret Window, Secret Garden (audio)
Pet Sematary (audio)
LT's Theory of Pets (audio)
Black House
Everything's Eventual
Everything's Eventual (audio)
Riding the Bullet (audio)
The Wavedancer Benefi t (audio)
From a Buick 8
From a Buick 8 (audio)
The Man in the Black Suit (audio)
'Salem's Lot (audio)
The Devil's Wine
Building Bridges (audio)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (popup)
Faithful
McSweeney's Enchanted Chamber of Astonishing Stories
'Salem's Lot—Limited Edition
Carrie (audio)
The Things They Left Behind
The Shining (audio)
The Colorado Kid
'Salem's Lot: Illustrated Edition
The Colorado Kid (audio)
Bag of Bones (audio)
Cell
Stationary Bike (audio)
Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished
Lisey's Story
The Secretary of Dreams, Volume 1
Graduation Afternoon
Blaze
The Gingerbread Girl
Ayana
Mute
Duma Key

Section 2: The Dark Tower
The Gunslinger—Revised Edition
The Dark Tower—Concordance, Volume 1
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla
The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla (audio)
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah
The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah (audio)
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower (audio)
The Road to The Dark Tower
The Dark Tower—Concordance, Volume 2
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
The Gunslinger Born #1
The Gunslinger Born #2
The Gunslinger Born #3
The Gunslinger Born #4
The Gunslinger Born #5
The Gunslinger Born #6
The Gunslinger Born #7
The Gunslinger's Guidebook
The Gunslinger Born (omnibus)
The Long Road Home #1
The Long Road Home #2
The Long Road Home #3
The Long Road Home #4
The Long Road Home #5
Dark Tower: End-World Almanac

Section 3: Books About King
The Essential Stephen King
Stephen King Universe
Revisiting Stephen King
Horror Plum'd
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (2nd Edition)
The Complete Guide to the Works of Stephen King (3rd Edition)
The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book
The Stephen King Collector's Guide

Section 4: The Movies
Walking The Mile—The Making Of "The Green Mile"
Creepshow: The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Guide
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red
Dreamcatcher—The Shooting Script
Hollywood's Stephen King
The Journals of Eleanor Druse

Section 5: Other Reviews
Walpuski's Typewriter
The Night Country
Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Assassination Vacation
Blue November Storms
Masters of Horror 1-6
Masters of Horror 7-10
Masters of Horror 11-13
Heart-Shaped Box
Development Hell

Movie Reviews
Section 1: Television
Rose Red
Carrie (remake)
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital—The Pilot
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital—Death's Kingdom
'Salem's Lot (remake)
Riding the Bullet
Desperation
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 1 & 2
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 3 & 4
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 5 & 6
Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Episodes 7 & 8

Section 2: The Dead Zone
The Dead Zone—Pilot
The Dead Zone—The 1st Half of Season 1
The Dead Zone—The 2nd Half of Season 1
The Dead Zone (DVD)
The Dead Zone—The 1st Half of Season 2
The Dead Zone—The 2nd Half of Season 2
The Dead Zone—Season 1 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 2½
The Dead Zone—The Original Pilot
The Dead Zone—Season 3
The Dead Zone—Season 3 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 4
A Very Dead Zone Christmas
The Dead Zone—Season 5 Premier
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episode 2
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 3—5
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episode 6
The Dead Zone—Season 4 (DVD)
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 7 - 9
The Dead Zone—Season 5, Episodes 10 - 11
The Dead Zone—Season 6

Section 3: The Movies/DVDs
Rose Red (DVD)
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (DVD)
Riding the Bullet (DVD)
Quicksilver Highway (DVD)
Children of the Corn / Creepshow 2 (DVD)
Desperation (DVD)
1408
1408 (DVD)
The Mist
The Mist (DVD)

Section 4: The "Dollar Babies"
The Last Rung on the Ladder
Paranoid
The Lawnmower Man
Strawberry Spring
Rainy Season
Autopsy Room Four
The Man in the Black Suit
The Road Virus Heads North
La Femme dans la Chamber
All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
Umney's Last Case
Home Delivery
Popsy
I Know What You Need
El Sueño de Harvey
Suffer the Little Children

Section 5: The Scripts
Insane Clown Poppy
Hearts in Atlantis
Stud City

Section 6: Other Oddities
Territories (audio)
The Gunslinger (influenced by) (audio)
The Gunslinger / The Drawing of the Three (audio)
Christine—Collector Car
SCarrie: The Musical (audio)

Part 6: New Reviews
Here There Be Tygers
I Am The Doorway
The Gunslinger
Luckey Quarter
Boogeyman
Walking Ghost
The Secret Transit Codes of America's Highways
Night Surf
Stephen King's Gotham Café
Sorry, Right Number
Srajenie
Llamadas
Suppr.
Night of the Living Dead
The Mist (The Script)
Black House (The Script)
From a Buick 8 (The Script)
Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World's Most Popular Author
Stephen King: The Non-Fiction

Part 7: Afterword
Lilja's Final Word
Hans-Ake Lilja е един от най-големите познавачи на творчеството на Кинг.

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"Shape Under the Sheet: The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia" by Stephen J. Spignesi
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This monstrous volume, admits author/compiler Spignesi, "is for the King reader who literally wants to know everything they possibly can about the World of King." That aptly sums up Spignesi's book, grandiose aims, careless grammar, and all. Besides indexing King's published and unpublished works (a job that takes up about half the book's length), Spignesi provides brief primary and secondary bibliographies, a publishing history and table of contents for the King newsletter Castle Rock , and detailed discussions of recordings and film adaptations. There are interviews with King's secretary, brother, critics, admirers, collectors, and others, stories and (very bad) poems by many of these same individuals, and even bibliographies of the works of these peripheral players. Finally, there are more than a dozen pieces that Spignesi himself finds unclassifiable, including an embarrassing dissection of "The Three Levels of Stephen King Fandom." In short, this is a volume whose coverage and organization makes it of marginal reference value, but it is also of enormous potential interest to King's readers. Libraries that already own such basic volumes as The Stephen King Companion (LJ 11/15/84) will need to decide whether this new work's cur rency and level of detail justify its stiff price. The publisher notes that this is a collector's edition, with only 3000 copies being printed, thus the cost.

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"The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to the Works of America's Master of Horror" by Stephen J. Spignesi
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Now fans, researchers, and collectors can have easy access to all things King with this definitive sourcebook. This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia, now in paperback, features an exhaustive 18,000-entry concordance covering the people, places, and things mentioned in King's novels and stories, as well as helpful reference guides, sidebars, and never-before-available information. 50 photographs. 20 line drawings.

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"The Essential Stephen King" by Stephen J. Spignesi
(A Ranking of the Greatest Novels, Short Stories, Movies, and Other Creations of the World's Most Popular Writer)
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In this newly available paperback edition, Spignesi selects and ranks the top 101 works out of the more than 550 created by King during his prolific career. Each chosen work is synopsized and reviewed by the writer that Entertainment Weekly has called "the world's leading expert on Stephen King." Fiction and nonfiction, well-known and obscure, scary and scarier--discussions of King's best short stories, novellas, screenplays, novels, essays, forewords, articles, introductions, and more are all here! From his best-selling novels (The Dead Zone, The Shining, Carrie, The Green Mile, Pet Sematary, It, Riding the Bullet, The Plant, The Dark Tower series, Insomnia), to short stories and novellas ("Survivor Type," "The Last Rung on the Ladder," "Gramma," "Shawshank Redemption"), thought-provoking nonfiction (Danse Macabre, On Writing, "Remembering John," "My Little Serrated Security Blanket," "Leaf-Peepers"), ...even an amazing column from King's college newspaper ("The Subject This Week is Cops")!

Spignesi, credited with over 20 books in the past decade, views Stephen King as "our greatest living author." With his staggering 18,000-item Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia, he was labeled "the world's leading expert on Stephen King" by Entertainment Weekly, and he again beelines for his favorite destination. This time he itemizes 553 works by King and selects his 101 favorites from among King's novels, short stories and nonfiction (with one poem). His top 10 picks are all novels, including It, The Stand and Bag of Bones. Each selection is shoehorned into a template that includes, for example, rank (and justification for such), publication date, King's comment about the work, Spignesi's brief personal reaction ("what I really liked about the book"), film adaptations and a short excerpt from each work. The author's colloquial style is peppered with such sentences as "Yikes!" and "Great fun." Personal anecdotes, parenthetical digressions and Spignesi's worshipful approach signify mammoth first-draft fanzine more than serious critical study. Short pieces by Spignesi's friends and colleagues, including an interview with a King collector, add to this effect.

Wiater and his coauthors, all writers deeply involved in sf and horror writing or criticism, here aim to show that King's stories are interconnected by theme or character and that the "Dark Tower series is the core of the Stephen King universe." In their investigation of linked themes, the authors limit themselves to King's published titles, including his early work only if a specific title has been published in a collection. Appendixes include a chronology of Stephen King's life and works, a bibliography of King's writings, a list of recommended web sites, recommended reading, and an index. Taking a different tack on King's corpus, admitted King fan Spignesi (The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia, The Lost Work of Stephen King, and two Stephen King quiz books) specifies King's 101 best works and also lists all 553 works with publication status at the end of the volume. (His index was unavailable for review.) Like Wiater, Spignesi discusses story lines and main characters, also including little-known tidbits and a comment from King regarding each title. Both books include information about film adaptations with Spignesi listing the movie's cast and Wiater presenting movie reviews. Wiater also indicates when a story has been released in other formats. Both titles will appeal to serious King fans, but Wiater's will be an especially useful addition to academic resources on contemporary authors. Recommended for those libraries with a need for in-depth information on King and his work.

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"The Lost Work of Stephen King" by Stephen J. Spignesi
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From the author of "The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia" comes this unique guide to unpublished manuscripts, story fragments, alternate versions and oddities of the master of macabre, Stephen King.

The book provides information on over 70 pieces of King writing that have never been available to a wide audience, making it an essential purchase for any King aficionado. After a brief introduction, the book begins with a chapter on Stephen King's earliest known story (Jhonathan and the Witchs written when King was just nine-years-old). The format of the chapter is the basis for each subsequent chapter, and includes information on the story's availability, a lengthy summary and analysis of the work by Spignesi, and a listing of its publication dates. Chapter length varies depending on how much is known about the writing (some of the works listed in the book have never been made publicly available) and how important the piece is to King's development as a writer. The book proceeds in chronological order and ends with a section detailing novels and stories King has talked about writing over the years but have never surfaced.


Книгата, публикувана за пръв път през 1998, ще бъде преиздадена от "The Overlook Connection", а заедно с нея ще излезе и продължението й - "The Lost Work of Stephen King II", - което ще включва изцяло нова информация.

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"The Stephen King Universe" by Stanley Wiater & Christopher Golden
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This book might be one of the single most important books about Stephen King ever written. . . "The Stephen King Universe" is the very first examination of all of King's fiction and the way in which its plots and characters, conflicts, and themes, intertwine. This definitive reference work examines his novels and short stories, as well as the motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays that King has written. The authors spent three years discovering and tying together the threads that exist in King's fiction. Their insightful results will entertain and surprise readers new and old. Once you have read "The Stephen King Universe, "you will never read Stephen King the same way again.

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"The Complete Stephen King Universe: A Guide to the Worlds of Stephen King"
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Доколкото разбрах между двете издания няма разлика, само заглавието и корицата са различни

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"Stephen King Spills the Beans"
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Сборникът е дълъг 240 стр. и съдържа интервюта с автора от периода 1973-2007, които обхващат най-разнообразни теми - като се започне с причините Кинг да стане писател и методите, които използва, за да плаши читателите си, и се стигне до мнението му за творчеството на различни писатели, художници, музиканти и филмови режисьори.

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Нова книга, изследваща творчеството на Кинг, този път от научна гледна точка.

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"The Science of Stephen King: From Carrie to Cell, The Terrifying Truth Behind the Horror Master s Fiction"
by Lois H. Gresh and Robert Weinberg

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Human characters, not science, are the heart of King's fiction, but Gresh and Weinberg (The Science of James Bond) use these tales as a jumping-off point in their latest pop-sci tie-in. In Carrie, Firestarter and The Dead Zone, mayhem arises from the use of psychic abilities, so the authors explore not only the history of such powers in fiction, but also human consciousness and modern neuroscience. The killer vehicles of King's story Trucks are compared to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, rounded out with a short discussion of artificial intelligence. Dreamcatcher and The Tommyknockers lead to a look at the possibility of intelligent life elsewhere, from flying-saucer paranoia to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Discussion of The Stand includes a look at fictional and real plagues, while the parallel worlds and alternate histories at the heart of The Dark Tower bring up theoretical physics from relativity to wormholes. The truths revealed are hardly terrifying, but the book is an excellent introduction to both popular science and science fiction themes.

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"What a treasure house is this book! Robots, space aliens, Einstein, black holes, time travel—these themes, and much more, from Stephen King's amazing books are opened up like toychests by Robert Weinberg and Lois Gresh. It's tremendous fun, entirely educational, and a great tribute to King."
—Peter Straub

"The Science of Stephen King appeals to both the scientist and the long-time reader of Stephen King in me. Weinberg and Gresh use concepts from King's fiction as launching pads for in-depth explorations of concepts as diverse as ESP, pyrokinesis, time travel, artificial intelligence, quantum chemistry, alternate realities, string theory, and the possibility that we'll be visited by aliens or that we'll face a global pandemic. Their broad knowledge of the history of science fiction also allows them to trace each of these concepts to their fictional origins in seminal stories and novels from the days of the pulps...and beyond. In a style reminiscent of science populists like Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov, they present challenging concepts--such as the possibility that the world we live in consists of nearly a dozen dimensions instead of just three—in clear, easy-to-grasp language. They don't stretch beyond the limits of credibility—if something is scientifically unlikely or patently impossible, they show why rather than hand-wave an explanation. If you've ever read Stephen King's works and asked yourself what's real and what could be real, you might be surprised by the answers Weinberg and Gresh provide. As they so cleverly explain, much of what Stephen King writes about in his novels is closer to reality than you might think."
—Bev Vincent, Ph. D., author of The Road to the Dark Tower

"Robert Weinberg and Lois Gresh's The Science of Stephen King is not only a superb overview of King's use in his stories of scientific concepts like ESP, aliens, time travel, artificial intelligence, parallel universes, and teleportation, it is also an excellent primer on everything from quantum physics and genetic engineering to nanotechnology and the scientific roots of obsession. Plus, it's written in a clear, entertaining, and understandable manner. And considering all the scary talk lately about pandemic flu, their chapter on THE STAND is timely as hell."
—Stephen Spignesi author of The Complete Stephen King Encyclopedia, The Lost Work of Stephen King, The Essential Stephen King

"Bob Weinberg and Lois Gresh have done it again—made sense out of seeming chaos. A fun, fun read. Even if you don't like science, it's a great way to revisit all those beloved Stephen King novels of yore."
—F. Paul Wilson

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"Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King" by Lisa Rogak ("Неспокойно сърце. Животът и времето на Стивън Кинг" от Лиза Рогак)
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One of the most prolific and popular authors in the world today, Stephen King has become part of pop culture history. His best-selling novels such as Carrie, It, Christine, and many others have captured the imaginations of millions of readers. But who is the man behind those tales of horror, grief, and the supernatural? Where do these ideas come from? And what drives him to keep writing at a breakneck pace after a thirty year career?
In this unauthorized biography, Lisa Rogak reveals the troubled background and lifelong fears that inspire one of the twentieth century's most influential authors. Despite his dark and disturbing work, Stephen King has become revered by critics and his countless fans as an all-American voice more akin to Mark Twain than H. P. Lovecraft. Haunted Heart chronicles his story, revealing the character of a man who has created some of the most memorable---and frightening---stories found in literature today.

Though critical studies of his vast oeuvre abound, King—the bestselling author of the 20th century—has not been the subject of a book-length biography until this strictly serviceable study. Rogak (The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code) doesn't probe her subject or his work too deeply. Rather, she strings together the best-known facts of his life with workmanlike efficiency: his family's early abandonment by his father; the author's triumph over an impoverished childhood; his perseverance and prolificacy as a writer; his determination, despite his comfort with genre fiction, to be regarded as more than a horror writer; his struggles with alcohol and drugs; his generosity toward other writers; the accident that nearly killed him in 1999. Rogak structures her text primarily around the chronology of King's scores of books and their film adaptations. Though she interviewed some of King's friends and colleagues, much of the book is derived from secondary sources. Her text is repetitive and cliché-ridden, but the facts she marshals will serve King fans not familiar with his life.

"Haunted Heart is a thoroughly respectful overview of King's life, and a great starter biography for new fans."--The Boston Globe

"The biographer is smart in sticking with the man himself. She looks at what scares King enough that he's been able to keep readers entertained for thirty years.... Rogak does an admirable job pulling together materials from disparate sources into a readable whole."--Bangor Daily News

“Rogak… has pieced together King’s sometimes erratic life scrupulously into a clean, swift read.”--Times Online

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"The Wit and Wisdom of Stephen King" by Andrew J. Rausch
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Stephen King is one of the finest and most successful novelists in the history of American literature. Here, for the first time, is a one-of-a-kind collection of quotations by King on subjects as varied as writing, Hollywood, God and religion, his work, popular culture, critics, success, money, the supernatural, censorship, and Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of The Shining. These bon mots were culled from hundreds of print and television interviews, as well as essays and assorted works of nonfiction. Edited by Andrew J. Rausch, The Wit and Wisdom of Stephen King contains an entertaining selection of observations both comic and profound.

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"Stephen King (Who Wrote That?)" by Michael Gray Baughan
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Stephen King began writing and submitting stories for publication as a young teenager. It wasn't until 1973 when he was 26 years old, however, that his first novel, "Carrie", was accepted by a publisher. By the 1980s, his books were published at a rate of at least one per year. How did King, once a struggling writer, become one of the best-selling authors of all time? "Stephen King" explores his path from a childhood of poverty to success as a screenwriter, film producer, director, and author of classics of the horror genre like "The Shining" and "Cujo".

In 1973, Stephen King was 26 years old and had been writing stories for years, when his first novel, Carrie, was published. By the 1980's, King's books were being published at a rate of about one a year. His path led from childhood poverty to success as a screenwriter, film producer, director, and author of classics of the horror genre, such as The Shining, and Cujo. Included full-color photographs, chronology, notes, works by author, bibliography, further reading, and index. 10 chapters, 136 pages.

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"Stephen King: A Biography" by Albert Rolls
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Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.

This title examines the life and career of one of the world's best known writers. Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centres, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces his evolution from would-be "Pulp" magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.It also includes: primary source bibliography of Stephen King's novels, fiction collections, and nonfiction, including his work under the pseudonym Richard Bachman; exhaustive A-to-Z bibliography of books and articles about King and his work, including online resources and a list of Web sites devoted to King; and, photographs of King at different stages of his career.

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"Dark Dreams: The Story of Stephen King" by Nancy Whitelaw
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Stephen King is no stranger to Americans. Even if one has never read his books or seen the movies based on them, there is no ignoring his formidable thumbprint on literature in general and the horror genre in particular. But how did the youngest son of a struggling single mother become a household name? Part of the World Writers series, this well-documented look at King's life introduces the man who has become a legend for reinventing and legitimizing horror. Whitelaw has put together a seamless synthesis of interviews, biographies, and King's own writing, pared down for younger readers and illustrated with plenty of full-color photographs. She has a knack for sharing unusual details (relying often on King's candid words on critics, politics, pop culture, and his own writing) and for showing how important historical events did their part in shaping King's work. A time line, a list of major works and awards, a list of sources, a bibliography, and a list of Web sites conclude.

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"Stephen King on the Small Screen" by Mark Browning
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In this follow up to "Stephen King on the Big Screen" (2009) Mark Browning turns his critical eye upon the much-neglected subject of the best-selling author's work in television, examining what it is about King's fiction that makes it particularly suitable for the small screen. The book is the first written by a film specialist to consider King's television work in its own right, and rejects previous attempts to make the films and books fit rigid thematic categories. Browning examines what makes a written or visual text successful at evoking fear on a case-by-case basis, in a highly readable and engaging way.

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"Stephen King on the Big Screen" by Mark Browning
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From 1976 to the present day, there have been over 45 films adapted from the spine-tingling works of Stephen King. Bringing detailed analysis of adaptations and literature together, Browning examines these films in their own right and suggests why they succeeded in scaring viewers, as well as why they often fail. The book rejects previous attempts to make the films and books fit rigid categories, but examines what makes a written or visual text successful at evoking fear and draws conclusions from examples. "Stephen King on the Big Screen" will appeal to readers and scholars with an interest in the wide range of directors discussed, including David Cronenberg, George A. Romero and Stanley Kubrick, and gothic horror genres on screen and in literature.

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"Stephen King: The Art of Darkness" by Douglas E. Winter
(The Life and Fiction of the Master of the Macabre)
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A critical look at the work of Stephen King. This is an authoritative and in-depth study of the life and work of horror writer Stephen King, with hints of horrors yet to come. The author is a critic of fantasy, horror and science fiction and has written three other books on supernatural fiction and film.

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"Stephen King" by James Robert Parish (biography)
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Tony Magistrale

Landscape of Fear: Stephen King’s American Gothic, by Tony Magistrale (1988)
The Moral Voyages of Stephen King (1989)
The Shining Reader (1990)
A Casebook on The Stand (1992)
The Dark Descent: Essays Defining Stephen King’s Horrorscape (1992)
Stephen King: The Second Decade, from Danse Macabre to The Dark Half (1992)
Discovering Stephen King’s The Shining(1998)
Hollywood's Stephen King (2003)
Stephen King: America’s Storyteller (2009)


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"Landscape of Fear: Stephen King's American Gothic" by Tony Magistrale
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One of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre to tap into our deepest cultural fears: "that the government we have installed through the democratic process is not only corrupt but actively pursuing our destruction, that our technologies have progressed to the point at which the individual has now become expendable, and that our fundamental social institutions-school, marriage, workplace, and the church-have, beneath their veneers of respectability, evolved into perverse manifestations of narcissism, greed, and violence."
Tracing King's moralist vision to the likes of Twain, Hawthorne, and Melville, Landscape of Fear establishes the place of this popular writer within the grand tradition of American literature. Like his literary forbears, King gives us characters that have the capacity to make ethical choices in an imperfect, often evil world. Yet he inscribes that conflict within unmistakably modern settings. From the industrial nightmare of "Graveyard Shift" to the breakdown of the domestic sphere in The Shining, from the techno-horrors of The Stand to the religious fanaticism and adolescent cruelty depicted in Carrie, Magistrale charts the contours of King's fictional landscape in its first decade.

"In this close, careful, and serious reading of King's fiction, Magistrale shows how and why King must be accepted as more than just another successful popular purveyor of horror."—Frederick S. Frank, Guide to the Gothic

"The best book so far on Stephen King's work as serious social fiction is Tony Magistrale's well-written study, Landscape of Fear. . . . Aggressively digging beneath the surface of King's novels, Magistrale explores major themes, patterns, and motifs in order to identify King's sociopolitical concerns, the subtexts beneath the monsters."—Michael A. Morrison, Horror Literature: A Reader's Guide

"A great read, insightful and intelligent. . . . Tony has helped me improve my reputation from ink-stained wretch popular novelist to ink-stained wretch popular novelist with occasional flashes of muddy insight."—Stephen King


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"Hollywood's Stephen King" by Tony Magistrale
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For the past three decades, Hollywood has faithfully adapted much of Stephen King's fiction into film. Of the many major films that have been made, not one has lost money. Part of this may be explained in terms of King's own popularity in American culture; he has been, after all, a best-selling writer since the late 1970s. But more interesting is what this cinematic fascination reveals about postmodern American culture. In the first overview of Hollywood's major cinematic interpretations of Stephen King, Tony Magistrale examines the various thematic, narrative, and character interconnections that highlight the relationships among his films. Opening with a revealing interview with Stephen King, the book takes us through chapters that explore such popular films as Stand By Me, Misery, The Shining, The Green Mile, and The Shawshank Redemption among others.

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"The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus" by Bev Vincent
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How does one determine what the greatest work of an author’s career is? The answer to this query, posed in the final pages of this book, can be found throughout Vincent’s in-depth analysis of King’s seven-volume Dark Tower epic (The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, etc.). Making sense of a story that switches back and forth through time, across multiple universes, and involves the safety of a tower that represents the fate of all existence is no easy task. Kudos to Vincent for even trying. But readers beware—the work is analyzed in its entirety, so expect spoilers galore. Vincent—whose column on Stephen King, "News from the Dead Zone," appears in Cemetery Dance magazine—tracks the evolution of both King’s three-decade avocation (the very first line was written in 1970) and the development of the saga’s characters and plot. Most importantly, Vincent shows how the few members of gunslinger Roland’s fellowship, recruited to help him protect the Tower, slowly evolve from reluctant participation to resolve about their leader’s quest. Former cocaine addict Eddie, for example, puts his sarcasm and skepticism aside and learns to embrace the dream of his surrogate father. As Vincent writes, "If Roland were to die on their journey, Eddie would continue with the others, for having dreamt of the Tower and the field of roses, the compulsion to reach the Tower claims him, too." Vincent also devotes a full chapter to discussing some of King’s other works that are related to the Dark Tower series, such as Hearts in Atlantis and Insomnia. In light of King’s own admission that the Dark Tower epic is the nexus of all his books—"The Dark Tower finishes everything that I really wanted to say"—Vincent asserts, "What else, then, is a magnum opus if not something that both ties together and summarizes a person’s life’s work?" With this thorough analysis of King’s epic, Vincent proves himself a master of the Dark Tower world.

Besides recapping the epic itself, Vincent points out the most germane aspects of other King novels and stories that touch upon it, sketches its leading characters, notes influences on it, and discusses its creation and the layered, self-consciously reflexive concept (King himself is a character in it) that animates it. Appended are chronologies of the saga's writing and publishing and of events in its main setting, Mid-World, and in "Keystone Earth" (i.e., our reality from the 1950s on, but including the saga's characters' doings when, at various times, they enter it), a too-small Mid-World glossary, and the Robert Browning poem that initially inspired King. The large and perdurable King fandom should embrace Vincent's effort and spur him to correct misstatements about the Odyssey and Dante's Commedia, in particular, in the chapter on influences and explain the saga's many pop-cultural references (e.g., the Crimson King) in future editions.
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"The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: 8 Secondary Characters from The Dark Tower Series" by Bev Vincent
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Meet eight secondary characters from The Dark Tower series who didn't make it into Bev Vincent's acclaimed The Road to the Dark Tower, the world's most in-depth look into Stephen King's epic series! (This is a supplemental update to Bev's book and does not contain the complete text of The Road to the Dark Tower.)

From Bev Vincent's introduction:
"My contract with NAL (New American Library) for The Road to the Dark Tower stipulated that I would deliver to them a 70,000-word manuscript. Ron Martirano, my editor, said I could probably go as high as 80,000, but my publisher wanted to keep the book from appearing too thick and daunting on the shelf.
Early on, I had an idea I was going to have a hard time keeping it under 100,000 words. What I ultimately submitted ran slightly over 130,000 words, including footnotes and appendices. I fully expected to be told I'd have to cut some — or a lot — of material, a process I did not relish.
Fortunately, my editor is as big a fan of the Dark Tower series as I am and he made no mention of the fact that I'd delivered nearly double what my contract specified, concentrating instead on the content.
However, I had already removed some material before I submitted the manuscript. The Dramatis Personae chapter was by far the longest in the book and my first draft featured not only the principle characters but subsidiary characters who either made repeat appearances throughout the series or who I considered pivotal for other reasons.
Rather than reduce the space devoted to the major characters, I decided, after much soul-searching and regret, to delete some of the lesser players. Now, thanks to Cemetery Dance, I have the opportunity to reintroduce readers to eight characters worthy of scrutiny.
Here, then, are the good, the bad, and the ugly."

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"The Dark Tower Companion" by Bev Vincent
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The Dark Tower Companion is the ultimate compendium to King’s evolving magnum opus, presenting the mythology, history, and geography of this epic fantasy that has captivated generations of readers. Featuring interviews with Stephen King, Ron Howard, Dark Tower expert Robin Furth and others, Bev Vincent reveals The Dark Tower’s influential literary origins, examines its connections to the vast majority of King’s other novels, explores the expanded universe, catalogs the major characters, locations and concepts, and includes a travel guide to the story’s real-world locations, giving fans who have followed Roland’s journey—or those who are discovering it for the first time—a fascinating overview of the series and an inside look at the creative process of one of the world’s most popular authors.


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"Inside the Dark Tower Series: Art, Evil and Intertextuality in the Stephen King Novels" by Patrick McAleer
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Stephen King is no stranger to the realm of literary criticism, but his most fantastic, far-reaching work has aroused little academic scrutiny. This study of King's epic Dark Tower series encompasses the career of one of the world's best-selling authors and frames him as more than a "horror writer." Four categories of analysis--genre, art, evil, and intertextuality--provide a focused look at the center of King's fictional universe. This book reaches beyond popular culture treatments of the series and examines it against King's horror work, audience expectations, and the larger literary landscape.


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"Stephen King's the Dark Tower, A Concordance, Volume I" by Robin Furth
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Published in anticipation of The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla, A Concordance, Volume I is the definitive guide to the first four books in Stephen King's bestselling epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower. With the hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, and the High Speech lexicon, this comprehensive handbook is one no Dark Tower fan will want to be without. It is the perfect way in for readers new to the series, or the perfect way back in for longtime fans who read the first four books years ago.
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"Stephen King's the Dark Tower, A Concordance, Volume II" by Robin Furth
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A Concordance, Volume II is the definitive guide to the many worlds, argots, characters, and cross-references -- within the Dark Tower series and among the rest of King's work -- that appear in Books V through VII: Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah, and The Dark Tower.
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"Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance" by Robin Furth
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Изданието обединява първи и втори том в една книга.
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The Dark Tower is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Begun more than thirty years ago, seven books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling, epic fantasy series. Previously published in two separate volumes, The Complete Concordance is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan.

* Characters and Genealogies
* Magical Objects and Forces
* Mid-World and Our World Places
* Portals and Magical Places
* Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps
* Timeline for the Dark Tower Series
* Mid-World Dialects
* Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers
* Political and Cultural References
* References to Stephen King's Other Work
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"Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance" by Robin Furth
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Специално издание с твърди корици, дебело цели 864 стр. (изданието с меки корици е 640 стр.)
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Compiled by Robin Furth in her role as Stephen King's personal Dark Tower research assistant, this volume is the complete and definitive guide to Stephen King's bestselling epic fantasy series, The Dark Tower. The Complete Concordance is the definitive, encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. It is the perfect way in for readers new to the series, or the perfect way back in for longtime fans who read all of the books (and associated works) as they were published.

This complete edition includes:
• Foreword by Stephen King
• Characters and Genealogies
• Mid-World and Our World Places
• High Speech, Low Speech, and Mid-World Argot
• Political and Cultural References
• The History of Roland's Ka-tet
• Portals and Magical Places
• Mid-World Miscellany
• The Dark Tower and the Quest
• Magical Objects and Forces
• Mid-World and Our World Places
• Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps
• Timeline for the Dark Tower Series
• Mid-World Dialects
• Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers
• Political and Cultural References
• References to Stephen King's Other Work

From Stephen King's Foreword:
"Her Concordance was never meant to be published; it was created solely as a writer's tool. But, even with most of my mind preoccupied by the writing of my tale, I was aware of how good it was, how interesting and readable it was. I also became aware, as time passed and the actual publication of the final three volumes grew closer, of how valuable it might be to the Constant Reader... In any case, it was Robin Furth who inventoried the goods I had on sale, and replaced all the dim overhead lights so I could see everything clearly and find my way from Housewares to Appliances without getting lost...or from Gilead to Calla Bryn Sturgis, if you prefer. That in no way makes her responsible for my errors—of which I'm sure there are many—but it is important that she receive credit for all the good work she has done on my behalf. I found this overview of In-World, Mid-World, and End-World both entertaining and invaluable. So, I am convinced, will you."

From Robin Furth's Introduction:
"For over two years I have lived in Roland's world—occasionally surfacing in ours—and during that time I've collected much of the myth, history, and folklore of Mid-World. Just as, when you wake up from a dream, you try to capture what you saw during your night travels, the book that follows is my attempt to capture my journey with Roland. My goal, when I started, was to make a doorway between worlds. I hope that I have, at least, made a small window."
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"Stephen King's The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance, Revised and Updated" by Robin Furth
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Fully revised and updated to reflect the 2012 release of the new Dark Tower novel, The Wind Through the Keyhole, The Complete Concordance is an entertaining and incredibly useful guide to Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series.
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Begun more than thirty years ago, The Dark Tower is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Seven books and more than 3,000 pages make up this bestselling, epic fantasy series. Previously published in two separate volumes, The Complete Concordance is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan.

This updated volume is an invaluable guide to all of Mid-World and one of Stephen King’s most significant literary achievements.

The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. This revised and updated concordance, incorporating the 2012 Dark Tower novel The Wind Through the Keyhole, is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan.

Includes:

Characters and Genealogies
Magical Objects and Forces
Mid-World and Our World Places
Portals and Magical Places
Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps
Timeline for the Dark Tower Series
Mid-World Dialects
Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers
Political and Cultural References
References to Stephen King’s Own Work
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"Wetware" by Kevin Quigley
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Stephen King has long been at the forefront of experimental publishing. As the world grows more digital each day, King has consistently remained on the edge of breakthrough trends and technology, finding new ways to publish and interpret his stories. King's digital journey has been strange and fascinating. Wetware is your guide.
From the prehistory of King’s involvement with digital media such as The Dark Half video game and F13 to his online release of the lost work, The Cannibals, Wetware covers it all — in a concise and engaging pocket history. Explore the controversy surrounding King's online serial publication, The Plant. Relive the groundbreaking excitement of King's landmark e-book publication, Riding the Bullet.
If you ever engaged in interactive fiction with The Mist, were intrigued by the Kindle-only release of UR, or terrified by the motion comic N., Wetware is essential reading.

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