An edition of Danse Macabre (1981)

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An edition of Danse Macabre (1981)

Stephen King's Danse Macabre

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Stephen King's stunning success as a novelist just may be unrivaled in publishing history. Other writers in their early twenties have been acclaimed, but few have reached sales figures of over 25 million books a decade later, and none save King has staked such a solid claim as undisputed master of a very special literary genre--the horror story. Carrie, The Shining, The Dead Zone, Firestarter have led to a worldwide curiosity about Stephen King and his intuitive affinity for the spine-chilling tale.

Danse Macabere is his analysis of horror--as "a moving, rhythmic search...for...the place where we live at our most primitive level." But it is much more. For the first time, Stephen King establishes a dialogue with the thousands of fans who've wondered about his strange control over a basically uncontrollable emotion. How can he do it? What were the internal and external influences on his writing? What channeled a natural writing talent into this distillation of fear?

King answers these and other questions in a style as readable and as compelling as used in any of his novels. This book is a unique one; a colloquium, autobiography, and critical evaluation of films. TV programs, and books which shaped his career and perhaps altered the tastes of readers the world over.

Danse Macabre is a conversation with Stephen King, a personal, one-on-one exchange of ideas on good, bad, great, and awful excursions into horror. For example, Tourist Trap, a virtually unknown small movie, is King's personal film favorite, although appraisals of Rosemary's Baby, The Amityville Horror, and dozens of others are perceptively and amusingly offered. In like vein, King comments, often saltily, on his fellow writers and, more devastatingly, on horror as shown on television.

Yet the writing goes deeper to examine the role that horror plays in our everyday lives (and in his, as well), and how experiencing horror through books, movies, and television is man's natural method of channeling the secret fears and anxieties in all of us. In his words, "we make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones; with the endless inventiveness of humankind, we grasp the very elements which are so divisive and destructive and try to turn them into tools...to dismantle themselves."

Here, then, is a unique combination of fantasy and autobiography, of classic horror writing honed to a deeply personal, unforgettable edge. Here is Stephen King's Danse Macabre.

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1986 03, Berkley Books
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1985, Futura
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1984?, Berkley Books
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1983-12, Berkeley Books
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Danse Macabre
December 1, 1983, Berkley
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Stephen King's Danse Macabre
1981, Everest House, Berkeley Books
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New York, USA

Edition Notes

Filmography: p. 385-388.
Bibliography: p. 389-391.
Includes index.

Other Titles
Danse macabre.
Copyright Date
1981

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
700/.4164
Library of Congress
P96.H65 K5 1981

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Format
Hardcover
Pagination
400 p. :
Number of pages
400

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4423438M
Internet Archive
stephenkingsdans00king_0
ISBN 10
0896960765
ISBN 13
9780896960763
LCCN
79028056
OCLC/WorldCat
781437286
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0896960765
Google
2Q1pAAAAIAAJ
Library Thing
5910
Wikidata
Q115620752
Goodreads
39863867

Work Description

This is a non-fiction study of the horror genre including books, movies, television, etc.
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For me, the terror--the real terror, as opposed to whatever demons and boogeys which might have been living in my own mind--began on an afternoon in October of 1957.
added by Lisa. "first sentence"

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