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Hollywood's Stephen King
Tony Magistrale
0312293216
November 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Ever since Stephen King's first book, Carrie, became a bestseller, Hollywood has scrambled to cash in on the appeal of the most popular novelist in recent history. More than 17 films have been adapted from King novels or stories, including such commercial and critical hits as The Shining, Misery and The Shawshank Redemption. In this perceptive and enthusiastic book, Magistrale, an expert on the American gothic genre, examines these films in the context of their sources, demonstrating how they elaborate on and, in some cases, distort King's meaning. Magistrale investigates such topics as the fear of menstruation in Carrie, infatuation with technology in Christine and male hubris in Pet Sematary. He also explores some of the conflicts King has had with the high-profile auteurs who adapt his books. Brian De Palma...


Hollywood's Stephen King
Tony Magistrale
0312293208
November 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Ever since Stephen King's first book, Carrie, became a bestseller, Hollywood has scrambled to cash in on the appeal of the most popular novelist in recent history. More than 17 films have been adapted from King novels or stories, including such commercial and critical hits as The Shining, Misery and The Shawshank Redemption. In this perceptive and enthusiastic book, Magistrale, an expert on the American gothic genre, examines these films in the context of their sources, demonstrating how they elaborate on and, in some cases, distort King's meaning. Magistrale investigates such topics as the fear of menstruation in Carrie, infatuation with technology in Christine and male hubris in Pet Sematary. He also explores some of the conflicts King has had with the high-profile auteurs who adapt his books. Brian De Palma...


Landscape of Fear: Stephen King's American Gothic
Tony S. Magistrale
0879724056
January 2005
Paperback
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Review
"A great read, insightful and intelligent. . . . Tony has helped me improve my reputation from ink-stained wretch popular novelist to ink-stained wretch popular novelist with occasional flashes of muddy insight."—Stephen King

"In this close, careful, and serious reading of King's fiction, Magistrale shows how and why King must be accepted as more than just another successful popular purveyor of horror."—Frederick S. Frank, Guide to the Gothic

"The best book so far on Stephen King's work as serious social fiction is Tony Magistrale's well-written study, Landscape of Fear. . . . Aggressively digging beneath the surface of King's novels, Magistrale explores major themes, patterns, and motifs in order to identify King's sociopolitical concerns, the subtexts beneath the...


The Dark Descent
Tony S. Magistrale
0313272972
Mar 1992
Hardcover
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Review
“With three respected studies of Stephen King already published, Tony Magistrale has become the strongest voice among those who argue the respectability of King's fiction. In this volume he has selected the best essays from the vast body of recent King scholarship to support his contention that King is not only one of America's most popular writers, but he is also one of its best. The essays argue collectively that King's works are deeply influenced by the mainstream traditions of 19th- and 20th-century American and European fiction and are a commentary illustrative of the major political and social tensions shaping contemporary American life. They argue further, with limited success, that King's works rely on a rich literary tradition that includes such respected genres as the gothic and classical Greek tragedy....


Stephen King - the Second Decade: Danse Macabre to the Dark Half
Tony S. Magistrale
0805739572
March 1992
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
YA-- Magistrale has written this critique with clarity, simplicity, and obvious admiration for his subject. A book that could easily be read from cover to cover, it may also serve as a reference for students interested in King's more recent works.Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Twayne's United States Authors Series presents concise critical introductions to great writers and their works. Devoted to critical interpretation and discussion of an author's work, each study takes account of major literary trends and important scholarly contributions and provides new critical insights with an original point of view. An Authors Series volume addresses readers ranging from advanced high school students to university professors. The book...


Abject Terrors: Surveying the Modern Horror Film
Tony Magistrale
0820470562
December 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Abject Terrors is an expansive study of the most significant films from the prolific horror genre—from its origins in the 1920s and 1930s, to its contemporary representations. This survey brings together close analyses of individual motion pictures, demonstrating the interconnections among these filmic texts and their contribution to defining quintessential aspects of the modern and postmodern horror film.

About the Author
Tony Magistrale is Professor of English at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of two other books published by Peter Lang: Writing Across Culture: An Introduction to Study Abroad and the Writing Process (1995) and Poe’s Children: Connections Between Tales of Terror...


Dark Night's Dreaming: Contemporary American Horror Fiction
Tony Magistrale (Editor)
1570030707
February 1996
Hardcover
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Book Review
Like a number of other writers, Tony Magistrale and Michael A. Morrison are inclined to use the word gothic more or less interchangeably with horror. In their well-written introduction to this anthology of critical essays they point out differences between the gothic works of the period they're covering (1970 to about 1995) and the 18th-century gothics: the physical trappings of tunnels, staircases, enclosed spaces, if present at all, are only symbols for the psychological environment of people who fear social and/or personal disintegration; the female victim is now often the hero as well, and calls on her own resources to vanquish the monster; and the image of the monster is more human than it used to be, more of a dark reflection of ourselves.

A Dark Night's Dreaming collects eight essays by well-known...



Student Companion to Edgar Allan Poe
Tony Magistrale
0313309922
April 2001
Hardcover
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Review
“...serves its audience well....Recommended to undergraduate libraries and general readers.”–SFRA Review
“A less expensive reference and one that will be useful if Poe is studied in depth in your high school. It can also supplement a public library reference collection if another work about Poe is needed.”–Blanche Woolls & David Loertscher (GaleGroup.com)

Book Description
The contributions of Edgar Allan Poe have withstood the test of time; his best poems and fiction are more popular and carry greater significance now than they did during his own era. This highly readable introduction to the life, times, and major works of Poe offers fresh interpretations of timeless masterpieces like "The Raven" and "The Purloined Letter." Students, general...


Writing across Culture: An Introduction to Study Abroad and the Writing Process
Kenneth Wagner
0820419230
August 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This book is about culture shock and the writing process. For a student, the relationship between writing and the challenge of living in a foreign culture may not be obvious. The purpose of Writing Across Culture is to aid the student in documenting and analyzing the connection. If culture can be broadly defined as the unwritten rules of every-day life, one effective method for learning these rules is to write about them as they are discovered. In this way, it is possible to see writing as a tool for cultural inquiry and comprehension, and, hence, an antidote for culture shock. Writing Across Culture encourages its readers to become writers engaged in a dialogue-between the individual and the new society-about everyday cultural differences.

The publisher, Peter Lang...

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