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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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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
http://www.bevvincent.com/2012/11/annou ... r-companio
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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.

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.)

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.

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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"Drawn Into Darkness" by Kevin Quigley
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Most Stephen King fans remember him playing Jordy Verrill, the "lunkhead" who becomes a giant plant monster from outer space in the movie version of Creepshow. But King's association with comic books goes way beyond that.
DRAWN INTO DARKNESS delves into the hidden world of King's comics career, from the creepy early adaptation of "The Lawnmower Man" to his part in creating the Eisner Award Winning Best New Series, AMERICAN VAMPIRE. We look at the ongoing success of adaptations like THE DARK TOWER and THE STAND, and examine why the similar adaptation of THE TALISMAN failed.
See how King tried to kill Kitty Pryde from the X-Men, whether he prefers Betty or Veronica, and why he continues to be obsessed with Batman: all here in DRAWN INTO DARKNESS!


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"Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World's Most Popular Author" by Justin Brooks
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Дебелата над 560 стр. библиография съдържа 958 статии с подробна информация за всичко, което Кинг е написал през периода 1959 - 2005 г.

Weighing in at over 560 pages, Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World's Most Popular Author is by far the most comprehensive Stephen King Bibliography ever produced, with 958 separate entries, each with a short description and full source data, from publication information right down to page numbers!

Author Justin Brooks spent five years compiling this outstanding reference work, with the assistance of many of the leading King researchers, collectors and 'super-collectors'. Covering all King's published and known unpublished works from 1959 to the end of 2005, this volume reveals dozens of works and appearances previously unknown to King researchers. Every known English language appearance of the nearly one thousand pieces of fiction and non-fiction (along with screenplays, plays, poems and even recipes and puzzles) are listed.

Working from original sources Brooks has identified and corrected numerous errors in the previous reporting of material--incorrect titles, dates, pagination and even publication information.
If you've ever wanted to build your King collection to ensure you have every piece it is possible to collect, in all their forms, this is the reference work you must have.
Introduced by noted King researcher Rocky Wood, author of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished, the book also carries a comprehensive Index of titles and alternative titles.

Among new revelations in the book are:
• Two previously unknown King pieces from his high school days--sports reporting in the Lisbon Enterprise (and these are not the articles King describes in On Writing)
• The "Why I Love The Beatles Essay" that won King an award
• King's 1966 "Batman and Robin" script
• A 1967 column supporting the US troops in Vietnam
• A letter 14-year-old King wrote to Forrest J. Ackerman, published in a 1987 auction catalog
• Previously unknown articles and letters to the editor from The Maine Campus, including a review of the Spring 1969 issue of Ubris
• A large number of previously unknown letters to the editor
• Obscure appearances of pieces such as "Brooklyn August"
• Introductions to the work of other authors; and book reviews published in unusual venues
• Reprints of both fiction and non-fiction in obscure newspapers and magazines, including in the UK, Canada and Australia
• Original titles of published works
• Comprehensive details of King's non-fiction in the Bangor Daily News and other Maine newspapers, much of it controversial
• Dates and publications of "lost" pieces such as the reprint of a King's "Garbage Truck" in a downstate newspaper; and such unusual venues as Chernobog

Full Bibliographic citations, a short summary, and relevant notes are given for:

• 103 published book length works; and 19 unpublished novels
• 191 pieces of published short fiction and 24 unpublished short stories
• An amazing 560 pieces of short non-fiction and 9 unpublished pieces of short non-fiction
• 12 poems
• 1 puzzle and 3 recipes
• 36 screenplays and 4 plays

In total there are 958 individual entries covering almost 2100 separate appearances!


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"Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World's Most Popular Author" by Justin Brooks (2013 Revised Edition)
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The newly revised 2013 edition of Stephen King: A Primary Bibliography of the World's Most Popular Author is by far the most comprehensive Stephen King Bibliography ever produced, with 1450 separate entries, each with a short description and full source data, from publication information right down to page numbers!

Author Justin Brooks spent twelve years compiling this outstanding reference work, with the assistance of many of the leading King researchers, collectors and 'super-collectors'. Covering all King's published and known unpublished works from 1959 to the beginning of 2013 it reveals for the first time dozens of works and appearances previously unknown to King researchers.
Every known English language appearance of the nearly one thousand pieces of fiction and non-fiction (along with screenplays, plays, poems and even recipes and puzzles) are listed, many of which were also previously unknown in the King community.
Working from original sources Brooks has identified and corrected numerous errors in the previous reporting of material--incorrect titles, dates, pagination and even publication information.
If you've ever wanted to build your King collection to ensure you have every piece it is possible to collect, in all their forms, this is the reference work you must have.
Introduced by noted King researcher Rocky Wood, author of Stephen King: Uncollected, Unpublished.


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"The Dark Tower Companion" by Bev Vincent (Deluxe Signed Limited Edition)
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THE CEMETERY DANCE SPECIAL EDITION INCLUDES UPDATES AND MATERIALS NOT AVAILABLE IN ANY OTHER EDITION!

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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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 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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"Revisiting Stephen King: A Critical Companion" by Sharon Russell
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Having endured an initially frigid critcal reception, personal struggles with addiction, and a mid-life accident that nearly killed him, Stephen King continues to reign as perhaps the most popular and prolific writer in America. This new edition of the critical companion to his works includes an expanded biographical chapter, featuring King's return to writing after his accident and his groundbreaking experiments in e-publishing. A full chapter is devoted to each of his eight most recently published works of fiction, offering thorough critical treatments of

• Desperation (1996)
• The Green Mile (1997)
• The Regulators (1996)
• Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass (1997)
• Bag of Bones (1998)
• The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
• Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
• Dreamcatcher (2001)

Discussions of character development, thematic concerns, and issues of style and symbolism follow concise plot synopses. An alternate critical perspective is offered for each work. King achievements and placement in the horror genre are reconsidered, especially in light of his more recent forays into suspense fiction, science fiction, fantasy, and other areas of writing. The volume includes a selective list of further suggested readings includes biographical sources, general criticism, and reviews.


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"The Stephen King Illustrated Companion" by Bev Vincent
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The text has been updated (Dark Tower chapter to include Wind Through the Keyhole), there's a new chapter (13 - covering Under the Dome, 11/22/63 and Doctor Sleep) and a revised conclusion mentioning Joyland and Mister Mercedes. Available Nov 5.

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.


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"A Good Story and Good Words: The Many Worlds of Stephen King" by Kevin Quigley

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This 750 page manuscript dives deep into the works of Stephen King and will be an incredible addition to any collection.

For fifty years, Stephen King has thrilled audiences with his novels, stories, and nonfiction. He has traveled to some odd places, both in his fiction and in the sometimes stranger world of publishing. A Good Story and Good Words jaunts into these many worlds, including:

* a guide to King's writing in the years before Carrie
* a history of how King's novels became bestsellers
* in-depth analyses of every book King has ever written
* how technology has impacted and interpreted King's work, from video games like The Mist to eBook exclusives like "Mile 81" and "Ur"
* a guided tour of King's comics, from Creepshow to The Dark Tower and American Vampire
* information on unpublished, uncollected, and hard-to-find Stephen King short stories and poems
* essays on King at the movies, King on audio, and a whole lot more!

Packed with information, A Good Story and Good Words is a fresh, fun, and exciting journey through the many weird and wondrous worlds of Stephen King!


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The Shorter Works of Stephen King (with David Engebretson) (1985)
Stephen King as Richard Bachman (1985)
The Many Facets of Stephen King (1985)
The Films of Stephen King (1986)
The Annotated Guide To Stephen King (1986)
The Work of Stephen King (1987)
The Stephen King Phenomenon (1987)
Scaring Us to Death: The Impact of Stephen King On Popular Culture (1997)
Horror Plum’d (2003)
Stephen King Is Richard Bachman (2008)
Toward Other Worlds (2010)
Perspectives: Views, Reviews, Interviews (2011)


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"Stephen King Is Richard Bachman" by Michael R. Collings
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This edition includes Stephen King / Richard Bachman covers from around the world featured within this unique volume. Stephen King is Richard Bachman by Michael R. Collings. This is the whole story of how Stephen Kings Richard Bachman came to life, and when King finally had to give up the ghost and come forth with the truth that he was writing under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. This of course came about when the fifth novel, THINNER, was released and a reader discovered Kings pseudonym. Now Michael Collings takes us from the beginnings of this unusual fiction side-show of Stephen King s body of work, to what we thought would be the last Bachman release, THE REGULATORS. Updated and completely revised with new information and Richard Bachman releases since it s original publication almost twenty-five years ago. Chapters Featured: A History for Richard Bachman. Genre, Theme, and Image in Richard Bachman. RAGE. THE LONG WALK. ROADWORK. THE RUNNING MAN. THINNER. REGULATORS... and DESPERATION. Pipe-Dreams and Possibilities. Original cover art commissioned by Erik Wilson. Profusely illustrated with covers of Bachman books from around the world.


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"The Unseen King" by Tyson Blue
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Blue’s The Unseen King was the first book-length work to tackle the subject of books and stories of which his mainstream audience was unaware. Uniquely, Blue discusses both King’s uncollected works and his limited editions in one book. Juvenilia such as "The Star Invaders" and "People Places and Things" and later publications such as "Crouch End" and "The Doctor’s Case" are given chapters alongside The Dark Tower books and the Land of Enchantment publication of Cycle of the Werewolf. A sort of catchall for all work not published in the mass-market (or at all), Blue’s book also explores screenplays, nonfiction articles, and poetry – and includes the first book publication of “Brooklyn August,” which would later appear in Nightmares and Dreamscapes.


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