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A brief guide to Stephen King, Paul Simpson

Label
A brief guide to Stephen King
Title
A brief guide to Stephen King
Statement of responsibility
Paul Simpson
Title variation
Stephen King
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1974, a new talent burst onto the horror scene: Maine schoolteacher Stephen King. Over the next forty years, King's name would become synonymous with horror and dark fantasy through over fifty bestselling books including his magnum opus the Dark Tower series. Simpson traces the writer's development through his difficult childhood and his early writing career to the success of Carrie, Salem's Lot and The Shining in the 1970s and the outpouring of material over the following two decades, some published under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman. He shows how King's writing was affected by the accident that nearly killed him in 1999, and the ways in which his battles with addiction to alcohol and medication are reflected in his stories. He also discusses the dozens of films, tv shows, plays and comic books that have been inspired by King's works
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simpson, Paul
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3561.I483
LC item number
Z8723 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Stephen
  • Horror tales
  • Authors, American
  • King, Stephen
  • Authors, American
  • Horror tales
Label
A brief guide to Stephen King, Paul Simpson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: the life of Stephen King. -- The working poor -- Living the high life -- Rising from rock bottom -- Recovery and renaissance -- Part 2: the novels of Stephen King. -- The basics of horror: Carrie to Firestarter -- A community of horror: Roadwork to IT -- A new beginning? The Eyes of the Dragon to Needful Things -- Up close and personal: Gerald's Game to Desperation/The Regulators -- Wiping the slate clean: Bag of Bones to From a Buick 8 -- A new lease of life: The Colorado Kid to Doctor Sleep -- Part 3: the Dark Tower. -- The quest begins: The gunslinger to Wizard and Glass -- The wheel comes full circle: Wolves of the Calla to The wind through the keyhole -- The Dark Tower in other worlds -- Part 4: short stories and novella collections. -- Anthologizing the past -- A new horizon: twenty-first century tales -- Part 5: original stories in other media. -- Writing for the screen -- A graphic approach -- Pumping out the music -- Part 6: non-fiction. -- Close to the heart -- Appendix: the works of Stephen King in public release order
Control code
ocn852733327
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780762452293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852733327
  • (Sirsi) a1766715
Label
A brief guide to Stephen King, Paul Simpson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-274) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: the life of Stephen King. -- The working poor -- Living the high life -- Rising from rock bottom -- Recovery and renaissance -- Part 2: the novels of Stephen King. -- The basics of horror: Carrie to Firestarter -- A community of horror: Roadwork to IT -- A new beginning? The Eyes of the Dragon to Needful Things -- Up close and personal: Gerald's Game to Desperation/The Regulators -- Wiping the slate clean: Bag of Bones to From a Buick 8 -- A new lease of life: The Colorado Kid to Doctor Sleep -- Part 3: the Dark Tower. -- The quest begins: The gunslinger to Wizard and Glass -- The wheel comes full circle: Wolves of the Calla to The wind through the keyhole -- The Dark Tower in other worlds -- Part 4: short stories and novella collections. -- Anthologizing the past -- A new horizon: twenty-first century tales -- Part 5: original stories in other media. -- Writing for the screen -- A graphic approach -- Pumping out the music -- Part 6: non-fiction. -- Close to the heart -- Appendix: the works of Stephen King in public release order
Control code
ocn852733327
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 290 pages
Isbn
9780762452293
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852733327
  • (Sirsi) a1766715

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