(1988) Stephen King's American Gothic A non fiction book by Tony Magistrale
National Book Award winner Stephen King is indisputably one of the most popular and successful writers in the world today. Tony Magistrale compares Stephen King to such writers as Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Mark Twain. Analyzing King's most important writings, Magistrale presents King as a critical sociologist of modern America. Beneath King's fascination with the supernatural lies a voice of the national unconscious, delineating the personal and social anxieties of our time.