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- DescriptionOne of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre to tap into our deepest cultural fears: that the government we have installed through the democratic process is t only corrupt but actively pursuing our destruction, that our techlogies have progressed to the point at which the individual has w become expendable, and that our fundamental social institutions - school, marriage, workplace, and the church - have, beneath their veneers of respectability, evolved into perverse manifestations of narcissism, greed, and violence.
- Author BiographyTony Magistrale is professor of English at the University Of Vermont. His many books include Hollywood's Stephen King, Poe's Children, and A Dark Night's Dreaming.
- Author(s)Tony Magistrale
- PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Date of Publication31/12/1988
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationBowling Green
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintBowling Green University Popular Press,US
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight204 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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