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Haunted heart : the life and times of Stephen King, Lisa Rogak

Haunted heart : the life and times of Stephen King
Haunted heart
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the life and times of Stephen King
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Lisa Rogak
  • One of the most prolific and popular authors in the world today, Stephen King has become part of pop culture history. But who is the man behind those tales of horror, grief, and the supernatural? Where do these ideas come from? And what drives him to keep writing at a breakneck pace after a thirty year career? In this unauthorized biography, Lisa Rogak reveals the troubled background and lifelong fears that inspire one of the twentieth century's most influential authors
  • King's origins were inauspicious at best. His impoverished childhood in rural Maine and early marriage hardly spelled out the likelihood of a blossoming literary career. But his unflagging work ethic and a ceaseless flow of ideas put him on the path to success. It came in a flash, and the side effects of sudden stardom and seemingly unlimited wealth soon threatened to destroy his work and, worse, his life. But he survived and has since continued to write at a level of originality few authors could ever hope to match." "Despite his dark and disturbing work, Stephen King has become revered by critics and his countless fans as an all-American voice more akin to Mark Twain than H. P. Lovecraft. Haunted Heart chronicles his story, revealing the character of a man who has created some of the most memorable - and frightening - stories found in literature today
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Haunted heart
An unauthorized portrait of the influential pop-culture author evaluates the life experiences that shaped his literary achievements, from his disadvantaged childhood in rural Maine to his rapid fame as a writer and struggles with substance abuse
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individual biography
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non fiction
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the life and times of Stephen King
the life and times of Stephen King
Lisa Rogak
Haunted heart : the life and times of Stephen King, Lisa Rogak
Haunted heart : the life and times of Stephen King, Lisa Rogak
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Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 291-293
Apt pupil -- Head down -- The gunslinger -- Desperation -- Riding the bullet -- The running man -- Different seasons -- Maximum overdrive -- The long walk -- It grows on you -- The golden years -- Misery -- Sometimes they come back -- The end of the whole mess
24 cm.
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310 p., [8] p. of plates
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  • (Sirsi) i9781906779085
  • (OCoLC)312626849

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