The ghost : the gothic melodrama in Stephen King's fiction
King's fictional art consists of generic hybrids. In combining elements of the Gothic tale with other genres - such as realism, literary naturalism, myths, fairy tales, romanticism, and other elements of the fantastic - King enriches his fiction at the same time as he challenges the traditional limits associated with these genres. As I see it, the Gothic provides the background; myths and fairy tales make good stories; and literary naturalism lends the world-view implicit in King's fictional universe. This essay is designed to discuss Gothic genre traits in Stephen King's fiction.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Lapland.
Publication date: 2005-12-01
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