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In The Courts Of The Crimson Kings

Author : S.M. Stirling
ISBN : 9781429944465
Genre : Fiction
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In the parallel world first introduced in S. M. Stirling's The Sky People, aliens terraformed Mars (and Venus) two hundred million years ago, seeding them with life-forms from Earth. In the Courts of the Crimson Kings is set in that same astonishing world. Humans didn't suspect this until the twentieth century, but when the first probes landed on our sister worlds, and found life—intelligent life, at that—things changed with a vengeance. By the year 2000, America, Russia, and the other great powers of Earth are all contending for influence and power amid the newly-discovered inhabitants of our sister planets. Venus is a primitive world. But on Mars, early hominids evolved civilization earlier than their earthly cousins, driven by the needs of a harsh world growing still harsher as the initial terraforming runs down. Without coal, oil, or uranium, their technology was forced into different paths, and the genetic wizardry of the Crimson Dynasty united a world for more than twenty thousand years. Now, in a new stand-alone adventure set in this world's 2000 AD, Jeremy Wainman is an archaeologist who has achieved a lifelong dream; to travel to Mars and explore the dead cities of the Deep Beyond, searching for the secrets of the Kings Beneath the Mountain and the fallen empire they ruled. Teyud Zha-Zhalt is the Martian mercenary the Terrans hire as guide and captain of the landship Intrepid Traveller. A secret links her to the deadly intrigues of Dvor il-Adazar, the City That Is A Mountain, where the last aging descendant of the Tollamune Emperors clings to the remnants of his power...and secrets that may trace their origin to the enigmatic Ancients, the Lords of Creation who reshaped the Solar System in the time of the dinosaurs. When these three meet, the foundations of reality will be shaken—from the lost city of Rema-Dza to the courts of the Crimson Kings. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Stephen King S The Dark Tower Concordance

Author : Robin Furth
ISBN : 9781451695045
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Dark Tower is now a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books and more than three thousand pages make up this bestselling fantasy epic. The Complete Concordance is an entertaining and incredibly useful guide to Stephen King’s epic Dark Tower series, covering books I-VII and The Wind Through the Keyhole, and is the definitive encyclopedic reference book that provides readers with everything they need to navigate their way through the series. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. Includes: -Characters and Genealogies -Magical Objects and Forces -Mid-World and Our World Places -Portals and Magical Places -Mid-, End-, and Our World Maps -Timeline for the Dark Tower Series -Mid-World Dialects -Mid-World Rhymes, Songs, and Prayers -Political and Cultural References -References to Stephen King’s Own Work

Dissecting Stephen King

Author : Heidi Strengell
ISBN : 0299209741
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In a thoughtful, well-informed study exploring fiction from throughout Stephen King's immense oeuvre, Heidi Strengell shows how this popular writer enriches his unique brand of horror by building on the traditions of his literary heritage. Tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to reveal contemporary phobias, King invokes the abnormal and repressed sexuality of the vampire, the hubris of Frankenstein, the split identity of the werewolf, the domestic melodrama of the ghost tale. Drawing on myths and fairy tales, he creates characters who, like the heroic Roland the Gunslinger and the villainous Randall Flagg, may either reinforce or subvert the reader's childlike faith in society. And in the manner of the naturalist tradition, he reinforces a tension between the free will of the individual and the daunting hand of fate. Ultimately, Strengell shows how King shatters our illusions of safety and control: "King places his decent and basically good characters at the mercy of indifferent forces, survival depending on their moral strength and the responsibility they may take for their fellow men."

Inside The Dark Tower Series

Author : Patrick McAleer
ISBN : 9780786452835
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.

In The Court Of The Crimson King

Author : Alessandro Staiti
ISBN : 9788862314695
Genre : Music
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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING segna una forte discontinuità con la psichedelia e il blues revival, e le varie forme miste, popolari in Inghilterra verso la fine degli anni Sessanta. Supera cliché estetici e filosofici ormai in crisi e inaugura una nuova era del rock non solo per mezzo di strumenti mai utilizzati prima come il mellotron, ma anche con sonorità e stilemi del tutto originali come quelli della chitarra elettrica di Fripp o del sax di McDonald. I King Crimson decidono di non abbeverarsi più al pozzo della musica americana, ma di attingere alla musica colta europea, al jazz e al folk con tutte le sue suggestioni medievali. In questa monografia dedicata a in the court of the crimson king, Staiti ripercorre anno dopo anno, aneddoto dopo aneddoto, le vicende umane e artistiche dei cinque componenti originari della band fino alla nascita dei King Crimson, alla registrazione del disco e al tour americano che provoca lo scioglimento di quella incredibile band dopo soli nove mesi. Tuttavia, soprattutto grazie a Robert Fripp, i King Crimson – pur con diversi cambi di organico e di direzione musicale – hanno continuato fino ai nostri giorni a influenzare la scena internazionale. Nel libro anche un’intervista esclusiva rilasciata da Jakko Jakszyk – secondo chitarrista e cantate degli attuali King Crimson – e il racconto dell’ottava incarnazione della band che ripropone i brani dal primo album mai più suonati in concerto fin dal 1969.

The Quest For The Dark Tower

Author : Alissa Burger
ISBN : 9781476642802
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A sprawling epic that encompasses many worlds, parallel and alternate timelines, and the echoes between these disconnects, Stephen King's Dark Tower series spans the entirety of King's career, from The Gunslinger (limited edition 1982; revised in 2003) to The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012). The series has two distinctive characteristics: its genre hybridity and its interconnection with the larger canon of King's work. The Dark Tower series engages with a number of distinct and at times dissonant genre traditions, including those of Arthurian legend, fairy tales, the fantasy epic, the Western, and horror. The Dark Tower series is also significant in its cross-references to King's other works, ranging from overt connections like characters or places to more subtle allusions, like the sigil of the Dark Tower's Crimson King appearing in the graffiti of other realities. This book examines these connections and genre influences to consider how King negotiates and transforms these elements, why they matter, and the impact they have on one another and on King's work as a whole.

Stephen King S The Dark Tower The Complete Concordance

Author : Robin Furth
ISBN : 9781444764703
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Inspired more than thirty years ago by works as diverse as J R R Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and the 'spaghetti westerns' of that time, the Dark Tower series is the backbone of Stephen King's legendary career. Eight books make up this bestselling fantasy series. THE DARK TOWER: THE COMPLETE CONCORDANCE is the definitive encyclopaedic reference book that will make navigating through the series an even more enjoyable reading experience for readers. With hundreds of characters, Mid-World geography, High Speech lexicon, and extensive cross-references, this comprehensive handbook is essential for any Dark Tower fan. This updated volume is an invaluable guide to all of Mid-World and one of Stephen King's most significant literary achievements.

The Complete Stephen King Universe

Author : Stanley Wiater
ISBN : 1429931450
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The myriad worlds and universes King has created are, in reality, one world, one universe. Here is the guide to that universe. The Complete Stephen King Universe is the only definitive reference work that examines all of Stephen King's novels, short stories, motion pictures, miniseries, and teleplays, and deciphers the threads that exist in all of his work. This ultimate resource includes in-depth story analyses, character breakdowns, little-known facts, and startling revelations on how the plots, themes, characters, and conflicts intertwine. After discovering The Complete Stephen King Universe, you will never read Stephen King the same way again.

Stephen King

Author : Tony Magistrale
ISBN : 9780313352287
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This analysis of the work of Stephen King explores the distinctly American fears and foibles that King has celebrated, condemned, and generally examined in the course of his wildly successful career. * Presents separate chapters on major works of Stephen King, including The Shining, The Stand, It, Dolores Claiborne, and The Dark Tower * Includes a chronology of Stephen King's life and 40-year career * Offers a concluding interview with Stephen King

The Road To The Dark Tower

Author : Bev Vincent
ISBN : 9781101210086
Genre : Literary Criticism
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AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE DARK TOWER SERIES—INCLUDING BOOK-BY-BOOK ANALYSIS AND INSIGHT INTO STEPHEN KING'S CREATIVE PROCESS. In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career-the Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of 30 years, was inspired by Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came," as well as J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone. With the full cooperation of Stephen King himself, The Road to the Dark Tower examines the epic journey of the author to complete a story that threatened to overwhelm him. In this indispensable companion, Bev Vincent presents a book-by-book analysis of each volume in the series, tracing the Dark Tower's connections to King's other novels including The Stand, Insomnia, and Hearts in Atlantis, and offering insights from the author about the creative process involved in crafting his lifelong work-a work that has consumed not only Stephen King, but his legion of devoted readers. This is essential reading for any Dark Tower-or Stephen King-fan.

In The Court Of The Crimson King

Author : Roberto Lopes dos Santos Junior
ISBN : 9786586626018
Genre : Music
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"In The Court of The Crimson King", disco de estreia do conjunto inglês King Crimson, além de ter sido um dos principais trabalhos que marcaram o fim da psicodelia sessentista, também foi a pedra fundamental de consolidação do rock progressivo, importância que se mantém intacta 50 anos após seu lançamento. Este livro contará o caminho de produção do "In the Court of The Crimson King", a partir da criação e evolução do King Crimson, na época um jovem, intenso e agressivo quinteto que arriscou a ousada junção entre rock, jazz, erudito e blues, e de seus experimentos ao vivo e em estúdio em 1969. Também será discutidas as origens, consolidação e características do rock progressivo, e será apresentada uma breve contextualização do rock estadunidense e inglês na segunda metade dos anos 1960, quando a proposta inovadora do Crimson obteve considerável atenção da imprensa e do público." CARACTERÍSTICAS TÉCNICAS Formato: 14x21cm Título: In The Court of The Crimson King e o nascimento do rock progressivo 1968-1969 Autor: Roberto Lopes dos Santos Junior Páginas: 128 ISBN: 978-65-86626-01-8 1. Rock Progressivo – História e crítica. 2. Música e história

The Doors

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Stephen King S The Dark Tower A Concordance Volume Two

Author : Robin Furth
ISBN : 9781444756944
Genre : Fiction
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The second volume of THE CONCORDANCE is the definitive guide to the many worlds, argots, characters and cross-references within the Dark Tower series and among the rest of Stephen King's works. Covering portals and magical places, providing maps to Mid-, End- and Our World, and a timeline for the series, this is a fascinating and essential reference guide.

Stephen King S Contemporary Classics

Author : Philip L. Simpson
ISBN : 9781442244917
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, Under the Dome, Joyland, and Dr. Sleep.

A Study Guide For Stephen King S The Dark Tower Vi Song Of Susannah

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410343666
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Strange Brew

Author : Victor Kennedy
ISBN : 9781443850773
Genre : Social Science
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“Strange Brew” is the title of a 1967 hit song from Cream’s album Disraeli Gears, which featured the most psychedelic cover art ever. The song is what postmodern scholars, influenced by Fredric Jameson, would call a pastiche: its lyrics combine images of love, witchcraft, and getting stoned with a note-for-note rendition of Albert King’s traditional blues song “Oh Pretty Woman.” The song’s title is a metaphor suggesting that words and music can mix to become a kind of magic potion. Strange Brew: Metaphors of Magic and Science in Rock Music traces the evolution of psychedelic music from its roots in rock and roll and the blues to its influence on popular music today, shows how metaphor is used to create the effects of songs and their lyrics, and explores how words and music came together as both a cause and effect of the cultural revolution of the nineteen-sixties.

The Dark Tower Boxed Set

Author : Stephen King
ISBN : 9781501175633
Genre : Fiction
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For the first time ever as a complete ebook series, all of Stephen King’s eight Dark Tower novels—one of the most acclaimed and popular series of all time. Special bonus: The ebook boxed set now includes The Complete Concordance, a user’s guide to the Dark Tower world. Set in a world of ominous landscape and macabre menace, The Dark Tower series features one of Stephen King’s most powerful creations—The Gunslinger—a haunting figure who embodies the qualities of the lone hero through the ages, from ancient myth to frontier Western legend. As Roland crosses a desert of damnation in a treacherous world that is a twisted image of our own, he moves ever closer to the Dark Tower of his dreams—and nightmares. This stunning, must-have collection includes: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger; The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three; The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands; The Dark Tower IV: Wizard and Glass; The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole; The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla; The Dark Tower VI: Song of Susannah; and The Dark Tower VII: The Dark Tower. The perfect keepsake for Stephen King fans, The Dark Tower 8-Book Boxed Set is the most extraordinary and imaginative cycle of tales in the English language from “the reigning King of American popular literature” (Los Angeles Daily News).

In The Court Of The Crimson King

Author : King Crimson
ISBN : OCLC:460219400
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Rock On Record

Author : Albin J. Zak
ISBN : 9781438487540
Genre : Music
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Rock on Record shows students how to listen to and enjoy the rich repertory of rock records made between the 1950s-1980s.

Stephen King S The Dark Tower A Concordance Volume One

Author : Robin Furth
ISBN : 9781444756937
Genre : Fiction
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From hundreds of characters to Mid-World geography to the High Speech lexicon, no self-respecting Dark Tower fan will want to be without this comprehensive handbook to the series. As Stephen King himself explains in the introduction, he commissioned the concordance for his own private use while writing the final three books. When he found Robin Furth's work to be 'entertaining and invaluable' he immediately recommended the manuscript for publication.

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