'The Stand': La Mano de Dios en la América Profunda ('The Stand': Acts of God in Deepest America)

Ibercampus (Oct. 28, 2010)

8 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2015

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Spanish abstract: Comentamos la novela de Stephen King 'The Stand' situándola en la tradición de la ficción post-apocalíptica y 'epidémica', y contextualizándola en la cultura popular estadounidense, como síntoma del providencialismo y del animismo ingenuos de cierta mentalidad religiosa característica de la América profunda.

English abstract: This paper provides an analysis of Stephen King's novel 'The Stand', situating this work in the tradition of post-apocalyptic and 'epidemic' fiction, and contextualizing it within U.S. popular culture, as a symptom of the naïve providentialism and animism of a certain religious mentality characteristic of deepest America.

Keywords: Providentialism, Post-apocalyptic fiction, Stephen King, American fiction, American literature, Epidemics

Suggested Citation

Garcia Landa, Jose Angel, 'The Stand': La Mano de Dios en la América Profunda ('The Stand': Acts of God in Deepest America) (2010). Ibercampus (Oct. 28, 2010), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2565175

Jose Angel Garcia Landa (Contact Author)

Universidad de Zaragoza ( email )

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Zaragoza, 50005
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.garcialanda.net

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