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Stephen King ❮BOOKS❯ ✭ Stephen King Author Harold Bloom – Thomashillier.co.uk Prolific author, Stephen King published his first short story, I Was a Teenage Grave Robber, in Comics Review in Though often disparaged by literary critics, his work has influenced an entire generat Prolific author, Stephen King published his first short story, I Was a Teenage Grave Robber, in Comics Review inThough often disparaged by literary critics, his work has influenced an entire generation of horror and science fiction writers, and he was awarded theNational Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters King fans will clamor for this completely updated study guide on their hero Featuring the latest and most important critical interpretations of the horror master s work, Stephen King, Updated Edition is an ideal vehicle to jump start research and further reading.


10 thoughts on “Stephen King

  1. Alex Alex says:

    This is a collection of academic essays about the works of Stephen King This is a subject that interests me, so I was hoping forthan what I got The essays were either smugly academic, insufficiently rigorous, or unenlightening Quite frequently, they were dreadfully dull Some of the clever and eloquent insults in the Editor s Note and Foreword were the high point of the entire exercise.The unenlightening were things that I already derived from his work, without the need for additional o This is a collection of academic essays about the works of Stephen King This is a subject that interests me, so I was hoping forthan what I got The essays were either smugly academic, insufficiently rigorous, or unenlightening Quite frequently, they were dreadfully dull Some of the clever and eloquent insults in the Editor s Note and Foreword were the high point of the entire exercise.The unenlightening were things that I already derived from his work, without the need for additional outside reading The smugly academic were frequently dismissive and proud of their vocabulary that is useful only in the world of academia I have a pretty substantial vocabulary, but often encountered a word that seemed to carry a specific definition in the world of literary critique I had hoped for tougher rigor from this collection of academic essays The one that really got my dander up, was the Misery essay This one includes a monstrous logical fallacy that posits that since King has issues with extreme fans like ones that break into your house that he hates all his fans It s clear that the author of the essay holds both King and his readers in disdain, and is only too willing to accept poor logical leaps to write a negative screed.I cannot recommend this to anyone other than academics who want to feel smugly superior by reading proper literature while looking down on popular fiction


  2. jacky jacky says:

    My book club was reading The Shining, so i got really into thinking critically about King for about a month I was excited to read some critism after being away for several years But, these essays were dry and in very small print i also wished fordetail, both textual evidence and discussion of theories Might still return to this sometime.


  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    it was boring


  4. Pam Pam says:

    But ignore Bloom s introduction If he thinks King is such a terrible writer, why do this book Need to make a payment on the sailboat I gave it a 4, because the essays are interesting, and they ll help when you argue with people about King s themes and the quality of his writing.


  5. Chelsea Chelsea says:

    Boring and not what I had hoped


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