Inside the Dark Tower Series: Art, Evil and Intertextuality in the Stephen King Novels
by Patrick McAleer
McFarland Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786439775
Date: 16 January 2009 List Price $35.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Stephen King is no stranger to the realm of literary criticism, but his most fantastic, far-reaching work has aroused little academic scrutiny. This study of King's epic Dark Tower series encompasses the career of one of the world's best-selling authors and frames him as more than a "horror writer." Four categories of analysis--genre, art, evil, and intertextuality--provide a focused look at the center of King's fictional universe. This book reaches beyond popular culture treatments of the series and examines it against King's horror work, audience expectations, and the larger literary landscape.