Literary Techniques

The narrative technique of Dolores Claiborne is very postmodern. The entire novel is an unbroken monologue in Dolores's voice as if it...

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Dolores Claiborne Ideas for Group Discussions

The novel has two great strengths that make it accessible to a variety of topics and discussion groups. First is its trenchant examination of...

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Dolores Claiborne Social Concerns

While in Dolores Claiborne King does not dabble in direct social criticism and mainstream attacks on male power in society, he...

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Dolores Claiborne Literary Precedents

The plot of Dolores Claiborne itself is rather ordinary; Joe's murder is typical of mainstream fiction regarding marital violence,...

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Dolores Claiborne Related Titles

Despite its realistic rather than supernatural context and plot, Dolores Claiborne does have a supernatural connection to Gerald's...

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Dolores Claiborne Adaptations

In 1995, Taylor Hackford directed a cinematic Dolores Claiborne, which was adapted from the novel by Tony Gilroy. While the movie has...

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Dolores Claiborne Bibliography

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

Beahm, George, ed. The Stephen King Companion. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel, 1989.

Beahm, George, ed. Stephen King from A to Z: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Work. Kansas City, Mo.: Andrews McMeel, 1998.

Blue, Tyson. The Unseen King, Mercer Island, Wash.: Starmont House, 1989.

Magistrale, Tony. Hollywood’s Stephen King. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Magistrale, Tony. Landscape of Fear: Stephen King’s American Gothic. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Press, 1988.

Reino, Joseph....

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