The Resource The bazaar of bad dreams : stories, Stephen King

The bazaar of bad dreams : stories, Stephen King

Label
The bazaar of bad dreams : stories
Title
The bazaar of bad dreams
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Stephen King
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A master storyteller at his best--the O. Henry Prize winner Stephen King delivers a generous collection of stories, several of them brand-new, featuring revelatory autobiographical comments on when, why, and how he came to write (or rewrite) each story. Since his first collection, Nightshift, published thirty-five years ago, Stephen King has dazzled readers with his genius as a writer of short fiction. In this new collection he assembles, for the first time, recent stories that have never been published in a book. He introduces each with a passage about its origins or his motivations for writing it. There are thrilling connections between stories; themes of morality, the afterlife, guilt, what we would do differently if we could see into the future or correct the mistakes of the past. "Afterlife" is about a man who died of colon cancer and keeps reliving the same life, repeating his mistakes over and over again. Several stories feature characters at the end of life, revisiting their crimes and misdemeanors. Other stories address what happens when someone discovers that he has supernatural powers--the columnist who kills people by writing their obituaries in "Obits;" the old judge in "The Dune" who, as a boy, canoed to a deserted island and saw names written in the sand, the names of people who then died in freak accidents. In "Morality," King looks at how a marriage and two lives fall apart after the wife and husband enter into what seems, at first, a devil's pact they can win. Magnificent, eerie, utterly compelling, these stories comprise one of King's finest gifts to his constant reader--"I made them especially for you," says King. "Feel free to examine them, but please be careful. The best of them have teeth.""--
  • "From a master of the short story, a collection that includes stories never before in print, never published in America, never collected and brand new- with the magnificent bones of interstitial autobiographical comments on when, why and how Stephen King came to write each story"--
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Summary
"From a master of the short story, a collection that includes stories never before in print, never published in America, never collected and brand new- with the magnificent bones of interstitial autobiographical comments on when, why and how Stephen King came to write each story"--Provided by publisher
Tone
Writing style
Award
Shirley Jackson Awards, Single-Author Collection, 2015.
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10449881
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Stephen
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Guilt
  • Future life
  • FICTION / Suspense
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
The bazaar of bad dreams : stories, Stephen King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterlife
  • Ur
  • Herman Wouk is still alive
  • Under the weather
  • Blockade Billy
  • Mister Yummy
  • Tommy
  • The little green god of agony
  • That bus is another world
  • Obits
  • Mile 81
  • Drunken fireworks
  • Summer thunder
  • Premium harmony
  • Batman and Robin have an altercation
  • The dune
  • Bad little kid
  • A death
  • The bone church
  • Morality
Control code
ocn911135109
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 495 pages
Isbn
9781501111679
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911135109
Label
The bazaar of bad dreams : stories, Stephen King
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Afterlife
  • Ur
  • Herman Wouk is still alive
  • Under the weather
  • Blockade Billy
  • Mister Yummy
  • Tommy
  • The little green god of agony
  • That bus is another world
  • Obits
  • Mile 81
  • Drunken fireworks
  • Summer thunder
  • Premium harmony
  • Batman and Robin have an altercation
  • The dune
  • Bad little kid
  • A death
  • The bone church
  • Morality
Control code
ocn911135109
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 495 pages
Isbn
9781501111679
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015022286
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)911135109

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