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Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?
Stephen King in the New Yorker; how does he stack up?

Stephen King has a short story in this week's New Yorker, "A Death," set in the Dakota territory in the 1880s.  There was a time when a writer who topped bestseller lists with terrifying stories of homicidal writers, sadistic fans and haunted pet cemeteries would not have fit inside a magazine that graces its covers with a monocled dandy. But that time has passed -- it passed 21 years ago, in fact, when King's short fiction first landed in the New Yorker. Since then, he's published seven pieces of short fiction in the New Yorker, along with a couple of nonfiction essays. Millions of people buy King's books, so getting into the New Yorker is not...

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