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Stephen King: Quality of Service

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Published August 30th 2011
ISBN : 9781156618301
Paperback
26 pages
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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Stephen King, Tabitha King, Philtrum Press, Richard Bachman,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Stephen King, Tabitha King, Philtrum Press, Richard Bachman, Stephen King in Popular Culture, Dollar Baby, Overlook Hotel, Joe Hill, Captain Trips, Burton Hatlen, Derry, Castle Rock, List of Fictional Books in the Works of Stephen King, Rock Bottom Remainders, Jerusalems Lot, the Ripley, Owen King, Naomi King, Ini. Excerpt: Burton Norval Hatlen (April 9, 1936 - January 21, 2008 ) was an American literary scholar and professor at the University of Maine . Hatlen worked closely with Carroll F. Terrell, an Ezra Pound scholar and co-founder of the National Poetry Foundation , to build the Foundation into an internationally known institution. Hatlen was seen as a mentor by several of his former students, most notably author Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha King . In a postscript included in his 2006 novel , Liseys Story , King said of Hatlen, Burt was the greatest English teacher I ever had. Early and personal life Burton Hatlen was born on April 9, 1936, in Santa Barbara, California . His father Julius immigrated in 1907 from Norway. He married Lily Torvend, a second generation Norwegian-American- they sometimes spoke Norwegian at home. Julius worked as a farm worker, but eventually ran his own apricot orchard . The couple, who were Lutherans , had three sons of which Burton was the youngest. Hatlen received a full scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley , where he earned his bachelors degree . He later earned two separate masters degrees from both Harvard University and Columbia University . Following his masters, Hatlen taught at colleges in both Tennessee and Ohio . Hatlen finally earned his doctorate from the University of California, Davis in 1973. His doctoral dissertation was on the 17th century English poet , John Milton . Hatlen and his first wife, B...