Inside the Dark Tower Series: Art, Evil and Intertextuality in the Stephen King Novels

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McFarland, 10 янв. 2014 г. - Всего страниц: 200
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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Preface
1
Introduction
5
1 The Ending Is Only the Beginning
27
2 Illustrating Imagination
71
3 The Face of Evil
107
4 Repetition Integration Immersion and Intertextuality
137
Conclusion
173
Works Cited
183
Index
189
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Patrick McAleer co-chairs the Stephen King Area of the Popular Culture Association. He has published many articles on King and teaches English at Inver Hills Community College in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

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