Salem S Lot

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780385528221
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Stephen King’s second novel, the classic vampire bestseller ’SALEM’S LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from King’s archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring King’s fictional darkness and evil to vivid life. When Stephen King’s classic thriller’SALEM’S LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, ’SALEM’S LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel. While the original edition of ’SALEM’S LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, ’SALEM’S LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from King’s archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalem’s Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalem’s Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before. No library will be complete without this ideal collector’s item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great ’SALEM’S LOT.

Salems Lot

Author: Stephen King
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ISBN: 9781439570562
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In a classic tale of horror by Stephen King, a man returns to his hometown of Jerusalem's Lot, Maine, only to find it infested with vampires. Reprint.

Vampire Legends In Contemporary American Culture

Author: William Patrick Day
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813129501
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"William Patrick Day looks at how writers and filmmakers as diverse as Anne Rice and Andy Warhol present the vampire as an archetype of human identity and how many postmodern vampire stories reflect our fear of and attraction to addiction and violence. He argues that the prevailing tendency of authors in the first half of the twentieth century to use vampire characters to caution against succumbing to sexual impulse has since changed; today, in the vampire's struggle between embracing and denying its nature, we see reflected our own uncertain balance between moral restraint and liberation."--BOOK JACKET.

The Gothic World Of Stephen King

Author: Gary Hoppenstand
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879724115
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Stephen King’s popularity lies in his ability to reinterpret the standard Gothic tale in new and exciting ways. Through his eyes, the conventional becomes unconventional and wonderful. King thus creates his own Gothic world and then interprets it for us. This book analyzes King’s interpretations and his mastery of popular literature. The essays discuss adolescent revolt, the artist as survivor, the vampire in popular literature, and much more.

Dissecting Stephen King

Author: Heidi Strengell
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780299209742
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"Heidi Strengell shows that by tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, Stephen King invokes the abnormal and repressed sexuality of the vampire, the hubris of Frankenstein, the split identity of the werewolf, the domestic melodrama of the ghost tale. Drawing on myths and fairy tales, he creates characters who, like the heroic Roland the Gunslinger and the villainous Randall Flagg, may either reinforce or subvert the reader's childlike faith in society. And in a manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate."--Jacket.

Gothic Fiction Liminality And Popular Culture Stephen King S Grotesque Social Commentary In Salem S Lot

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This thesis examines Stephen King's best-selling novel 'Salem's Lot, as an example of popular horror fiction, questions and comments on its contemporary society. The approach is interdisciplinary and is based on Victor Turner's theory of structure, antistructure, and liminality as described in his study The Ritual Process. Turner's concept of the ritual form is to preliterate society what popular Gothic fiction is to literate society in that both perform the same function as social criticism by isolating and exaggerating parts of "normal" society for the purpose of exposing its weaknesses and promoting openness and change. Linking Turner's theory to literature are Mircea Eliade's analysis of ritual in The Myth of the Eternal Return and Tzvetan Todorov's structuralist study The Fantastic, both of which show the contrast between processual and static structural conceptions of the literary form. The liminal phase of the ritual process is similar to the state of the vampire as it appears in early vampire fiction including Polidori's Vampyre, LeFanu's "Carmilla," and Stoker's Dracula. In King's novel, the events unfold according to classic Gothic form, demonstrating a ritual process that attempts to balance the forces of structure and antistructure. The vampire takeover of 'Salem's Lot resembles the evolution of political and economic systems in western society, in particular, the capitalist system of individual production and gain. The American dilemma of personal versus community success is, in King's novel, the town's downfall. Mikhail Bakhtin's notions of carnival and "official culture" in Rabelais and His World are applicable to King's work to demonstrate how society evolves much like the ritual process, where that which is considered "high" becomes "low" and vice versa. (Abstract shortened by UMI.).

Time Capsule

Author: J. P. Harris
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595213367
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Old movies don't fade away, they show up constantly on video or cable. Particularly horror, science fiction and fantasy films have a long shelf life. Now you can find out about the films you may have missed, discover obscure low budget or foreign films, or just become reacquainted with some old favorites. Rediscover or meet for the first time PAPERHOUSE, PIN, BLADES, RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES, SCARECROWS, CHINESE GHOST STORY and the first feature films of Peter Jackson and Jan Svankmajer. TIME CAPSULE is a collection of 300 reviews of horror, science fiction and fantasy films and TV shows from 1987-1991. This is not a typical book of reviews that encompasses every single genre film, but a snapshot of films and TV shows released in a period when there was a huge output of genre product. Written by a former contributor to CINEFANTASTIQUE, TIME CAPSULE will lead you down memory lane to visit some glorious (and terrible) films and TV shows.

The Stephen King Companion

Author: Stephen King
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ISBN: 9780836279788
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Contains articles, interviews, profiles, synopses, and sidebars on King's life and works.

Stephen King S America

Author: Jonathan P. Davis
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726485
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Stephen King's America aims to heighten awareness of the numerous American issues that resonate throughout King's fiction, issues that bear universal application to the evolution of the human condition.

Stephen King

Author: Douglas E. Winter
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