Transcendent Writers in Stephen King's Fiction: A

Transcendent Writers in Stephen King's Fiction: A Post-Jungian Analysis of the Puer Aeternus Transcendent Writers in Stephen King s Fiction combines a post Jungian critical perspective of the puer aeternus Offering new insight into King s work, it provides reconceptualisation of the eternal youth to develop a new theory the concept of the transcendent writerCombining recent Jungian and Post Jungian developmental theories, this analysis of a selection of classic King novels addresses the importance of the stories within King s main narrative, those of King s writer protagonists an aspect often overlooked Using these stories within stories, it demonstrates the way in which King s novels illustrate their young protagonist s trajectories into adulthood and delineates King s portrayal of the psychological development of adolescence and their ambivalent experience of the world This book demonstrates how the act of writing plays a crucial role for King s writer protagonists in their search for a stable identify, guiding us through their journey from disaffected youths to well rounded adultsTranscendent Writers in Stephen King s Fiction will be of interest to Jungian and post Jungian scholars, philosophers and teachers focusing on the theme of psychological development and identity, and to those studying literature with a particular interest in horror



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