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AMERICAN LITERARY EXPERIENCE
15 FEBRUARY 1999
Stephen King is the author of more than thirty worldwide bestseller. Much of his
work has made its way to movie and television screens around the world. Stephen
King lives in Bangor, Maine, with his wife, the novelist Tabitha King. He refuses to
go into the cellar of his home, having come to believe that a velociraptor is waiting
for him under the stairs by the fusebox with its eyes gleaming and its nasty little
claws outstretched. The reason he writes horror, ďIíve always written horror...because
itís a kind of psychological protection. Itís like drawing a magic circle around myself
and my family. My mother always used to say,íIf you think the worst, it canít come
trueí I know thatís only a superstition, but Iíve always believed that if you think the
very worst, then, no mattered things get (and in my heart Iíve always been convince
that they can get pretty bad), theyíll never get as bad as that. If you write a novel
where the bogeyman gets somebody elseís children, maybe theyíll never get your
His full name is Stephen Edwing King ,he is marry with Tabitha Spruce, whom he
met at the University of Maine at Orono.He has three childrens, Owen Phillip, Joseph
Hillstrom and Naomi Rachel. When he was three, King\'s merchant seaman father
went to get a pack of cigarettes and was never seen again. Sometime in 1959/60 King
discovered a box of science-fiction and horror books at an aunt\'s house,and he start to
write short stories. Between 1971 and 1973 King taught English at Hampden
Academy, living in a trailer and writing for magazines as an extra source of income.In
1973 he became a full-time writer, publishing Carrie. After several moves, he reached
Bangor, Maine in 1980. In the words that grace so many of his books... "He lives with
his wife and their three children in Bangor, in Maine, his home state and the place
where he feels he really belongsí.
His books often focus on evil and the result that fear imposes on people. It deals
with several children who have a bit of a trouble with a long-living entity who goes
on a killing spree every 27 years... They try desperately to kill it and think they
succeeded as children... as they are older they find out that the thing has returned...
and they must defeat it once again. They come back to Derry to destroy the evil (it).
This time they manage to make absolutely sure that they kill IT.Finally they kill the
IT.Well each of them leave Derry, and totally forgets anything that happened. IT was
a kind of spider at the end of the story.
IT is related with Stephen Kingís life, he had a lot of problems while on his child
hood. He always wanted to forget the past and in story he made his characters to
forget what happened.he canít forget the past and he wants to show himself that he
can forget the bad thing if he really want to forget. On the beginning of the story he
show the children like a bunch of losers, other kids donít like them ,they always mass
around them. Also a lot of kid mass around him when he was a little alone kid,he
wanted to make friends but no one did like him.he tell the hard thing for the
characters weary well because he had the same experiences. In the story he tell us
about his childhood under different names.
Stephen King believes medic, and he has a lot of fears.All most his all books he
use magic ,he thinks that magic is exist.Once he said thatĎKids, fiction is the truth
inside the lie, and the truth of this fiction is simple enough: the magic existsí.In the
story characters beat the IT with magik,he believes magic so it isnít hard to imagine
that kind of unbelievable things.At the end of the story IT shows her self like an
insect ,Stephen King fraids of spider and think that you are fraid of spider what do
you use for fraytined things ofcaurse giant spider.He tell the gint spider perfectly
because a spider is the most friytening thing for
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