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Dark Tower and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Nicolas Michaud Jacob Thomas May

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Open Court
01 January 2019
Film & movie: styles & genres; Television; Literary studies: general; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Fiction-related items; Philosophy; Media Reference; Other Film, TV & Media; Horror Reference; Sci-Fi Reference; Fantasy Reference
The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed . . .

With these words, Stephen King began what his most devout fans consider the most important story of his long and amazingly successful career. Spanning eight novels (4,250 pages), 85 comic books, a multi-part movie series, a TV show, over three decades, and millions of fans, The Dark Tower is comparable to the complete works of Tolkien.

From the Wastelands of Mid-World to the streets of New York City, and many worlds between, King's western-style saga details the immortal battle of Good versus Evil, with the sense of wonder and suspense that only King himself could muster.

For The Dark Tower and Philosophy, the editors have searched the denizens of the Tower and its Worlds and to tell true they have found the very best wordslingers (watch out Cuthbert, for they can spin a tale, do ya kennit?) to come and help us along the paths of the Beam and get down into the questions that have plagued so many readers for years.

What makes Roland tick? Is the Man in Black truly evil? Is Roland? What exactly is the Tower, and why should we defend it? Does Roland have a heart?
Edited by:   Nicolas Michaud, Jacob Thomas May
Imprint:   Open Court
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   117
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9780812699784
ISBN 10:   0812699785
Series:   Dark Tower
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   01 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nicolas Michaud is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida State College Jacksonville. He is the editor of Adventure Time and Philosophy: The Handbook for Heroes and Batman, Superman and Philosophy: Badass or Boyscout? among several other books in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series. He lives in Jacksonville, FL.Jacob Thomas May is the co-editor of Deadpool and Philosophy: My Common Sense Is Tingling. He lives in Jacksonville, FL.

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