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The Dead Zone

King, Stephen

Editore: The Viking Press, 1979
ISBN 10: 0670260770 / ISBN 13: 9780670260775
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Titolo: The Dead Zone

Casa editrice: The Viking Press

Data di pubblicazione: 1979

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: New


Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction - Joseph Galaskiewicz and Stanley WassermanAdvances in the Social and Behavioral Sciences from Social Network AnalysisPART ONE: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND DIFFUSIONNetwork Studies of Social Influence - Peter V Marsden and Noah E FriedkinEpidemiology and Social Networks - Martina MorrisModeling Structured DiffusionStatistical Models for Social Support Networks - Michael E Walker, Stanley Wasserman and Barry WellmanSocial Cognition in Context - Philippa PattisonSome Applications of Social Network AnalysisPART TWO: ANTHROPOLOGY AND COMMUNICATIONAnthropological Contributions to the Study of Social Networks - Jeffrey C JohnsonA ReviewPrimate Social Networks - Donald Stone Sade and Malcolm M DowNetwork Analysis and Computer-Mediated Communication Systems - Ronald E RicePART THREE: POLITICS AND ORGANIZATIONSIntraorganizational Networks - David Krackhardt and Daniel J BrassThe Micro SideNetworks of Interorganizational Relations - Mark S Mizruchi and Joseph GalaskiewiczMarketing and Social Networks - Phipps Arabie and Yoram WindNetworks of Elite Structure and Decision Making - David Knoke. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0670260770

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Riassunto: A supernatural thriller that plunges the reader into the fate awaiting all mankind -- The Dead Zone.

Recensione: In the St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers, Gary Westfahl predicts that "King has already earned himself a place in the history of literature.... At the very least, he will enjoy the status of a latter-day Anthony Trollope, an author respected for his popularity and social commentary.... More likely, he will be enshrined as the Charles Dickens of the late 20th century, the writer who perfectly reflected, encapsulated, and expressed the characteristic concerns of his era."

If any of King's novels exemplifies his skill at portraying the concerns of his generation, it's The Dead Zone (1979). Although it contains a horrific subplot about a serial killer, it isn't strictly a horror novel. It's the story of an unassuming high school teacher, an Everyman, who suffers a gap in time--like a Rip Van Winkle who blacks out during the years 1970-75--and thus becomes acutely conscious of the way that American society is rapidly changing. He wakes up as well with a gap in his brain, the "dead zone" of the title. The zone gives him crippling headaches, but also grants him second sight, a talent he doesn't want and is reluctant to use. The crux of the novel concerns whether he will use that talent to alter the course of history.

The Dead Zone is a tight, well-crafted book. When asked in 1983 which of his novels so far was "the best," Stephen King answered, "The one that I think works the best is Dead Zone. It's the one that [has] the most story." --Fiona Webster

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