Dolores Claiborne

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150114118X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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“An unforgettable, unflinching glimpse into a mind driven to murder” (San Francisco Chronicle)—the #1 national bestseller from Stephen King about a housekeeper with a long-hidden secret from her past…one that tests her own will to survive. Dolores Claiborne is suspected of killing Vera Donovan, her wealthy employer, and when the police question her, she tells the story of her life, harkening back to her disintegrating marriage and the suspicious death of her violent husband thirty years earlier. Dolores also tells of Vera’s physical and mental decline and how she became emotionally demanding in recent years. Given a voice as compelling as any in contemporary fiction, the strange intimacy between Dolores and Vera—and the link that binds them—unfolds in Dolores’s account. It shows, finally, how fierce love can be, and how dreadful its consequences. And how the soul, harrowed by the hardest life, can achieve a kind of grace. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a “tour de force, Dolores Claiborne is “a literary triumph. The finest of King novels…a plot of enormous energy…Read this book” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

Apocalyptic Dread

American Film at the Turn of the Millennium

Author: Kirsten Moana Thompson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079148033X

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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The power and presence of dread in recent American cinema.

Reel Knockouts

Violent Women in Film

Author: Martha McCaughey,Neal King

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292778376

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

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When Thelma and Louise outfought the men who had tormented them, women across America discovered what male fans of action movies have long known—the empowering rush of movie violence. Yet the duo's escapades also provoked censure across a wide range of viewers, from conservatives who felt threatened by the up-ending of women's traditional roles to feminists who saw the pair's use of male-style violence as yet another instance of women's co-option by the patriarchy. In the first book-length study of violent women in movies, Reel Knockouts makes feminist sense of violent women in films from Hollywood to Hong Kong, from top-grossing to direct-to-video, and from cop-action movies to X-rated skin flicks. Contributors from a variety of disciplines analyze violent women's respective places in the history of cinema, in the lives of viewers, and in the feminist response to male violence against women. The essays in part one, "Genre Films," turn to film cycles in which violent women have routinely appeared. The essays in part two, "New Bonds and New Communities," analyze movies singly or in pairs to determine how women's movie brutality fosters solidarity amongst the characters or their audiences. All of the contributions look at films not simply in terms of whether they properly represent women or feminist principles, but also as texts with social contexts and possible uses in the re-construction of masculinity and femininity.

Stephen King, American Master

A Creepy Corpus of Facts About Stephen King & His Work

Author: Stephen Spignesi

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 168261607X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 770

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Fascinating facts, trivia, and little-known details about the Master of the Macabre’s life and work, plus interviews, essays, and insights for King fans, from the casual to the fanatical! Did you know…? · In his early teens, Stephen King sold typed copies of his short stories at school. · King originally thought his novel Pet Sematarywas too frightening to publish. · King’s legendary Dark Towerseries took him more than 30 years to write. · Thinnerwas the novel that revealed his “Richard Bachman” pseudonym to the world. · King wrote The Eyes of the Dragonfor his daughter Naomi. · He has never liked Stanley Kubrick’s film version of his novel The Shining. · It took him four years to write what some consider his magnum opus, IT. · The 2017 film version of IThas grossed more than $700 million worldwide. · In addition to novels, King has written essays, plays, screenplays, and even poetry.

Teaching Stephen King

Horror, the Supernatural, and New Approaches to Literature

Author: A. Burger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137483911

Category: Education

Page: 211

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Teaching Stephen King critically examines the works of Stephen King and several ways King can be incorporated into the high school and college classroom. The section on Variations on Horror Tropes includes chapters on the vampire, the werewolf, the undead monster, and the ghost. The section on Real Life Horror includes chapters on King's school shooting novella Rage, sexual violence, and coming of age narratives. Finally, the section on Playing with Publishing includes chapters on serial publishing and The Green Mile, e-books, and graphic novels.

Stephen King

The #1 New York Times Bestsellers! : Dolores Claiborne/Insomnia

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: New Amer Library

ISBN: 9780451931467

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Titles include "Dolores Claiborne" and "Insomnia".

Weird Lullabies

Mothers and Daughters in Contemporary Film

Author: Betty Jay

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118397

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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This book focuses on the mother-daughter relationship as it features in a number of films from the 1990s onwards. Bringing the insights of psychoanalysis and feminism to bear on a diverse and compelling range of representations of the mother-daughter dynamic, the author addresses a range of questions relating to the social, historical and cultural conditions which go to inform the female experience. These include, in relation to "Dolores Claiborne," "Heavenly Creatures" and "The Others," an exploration of different forms of familial violence and resistance to it and in "One True Thing," "Stepmom" and "Pieces of April," questions about the construction of the ideal mother and her loss. From "The" "Piano"'s engagement with French feminism and "Losing Chase"'s reworking of the life and work of Virginia Woolf to the depiction of cross-racial relationships during apartheid in "Friends," the films that go to make up this study all share a central concern with both the literal and symbolic forms that the mother-daughter relationship encompasses.

Stephen King: A Biography

A Biography

Author: Albert Rolls

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313345732

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Now known worldwide for his horror creations in best-selling books and popular film adaptations, Stephen King spent years in obscurity trying to find his voice and his audience. For much of his career he chose to remain in the small-town Maine of his youth, far from glittering publishing and film centers, yet few American writers can now equal his hold on audiences worldwide. This biography traces King's evolution from would-be pulp magazine writer to master of his craft, whose work both epitomizes and transcends the horror genre.

Great Authors of Mystery, Horror & Thrillers

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1622750950

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

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Mysteries, horror stories, and thrillers keep readers' hearts pounding and their bodies firmly planted on the edge of their seats. The authors who have provided some of the greatest literary adrenaline rushes in history are profiled in this book. These individuals challenge readers to solve crimes, delve into the supernatural, and face their deepest fears—all in the name of entertainment and edification. By examining the lives of many of the writers behind these popular works—including Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie, John Grisham, Stephanie Meyer, and Bram Stoker—readers will also learn about the evolution of these genres, as well as the impetus behind the creation of many best-selling titles therein.