King’s Critics

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“It just goes to show you: it’s not just luck you need to have a successful literary career. It’s luck, piled on luck, piled on luck again, and around the corner, you need another sprinkling of it” says Michelle Dean, after investigating Stephen King’s rise in response partly to Dwight Allen’sSnob Notes” on the author. Colin Dickey and Sarah Langan have both previously weighed on on Allen’s essay and King’s particular strengths.

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One Response to “King’s Critics”

  1. Emily M. Keeler
    at 5:56 pm on August 4, 2012

    Addendum: Though I hadn’t seen it by the time I wrote this post, Alan Jacobs also has a pointed defense of Stephen King (in response to Allen’s snobbery) over at The Atlantic.

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