Stephen King's "The Shining" to be released in Iran
Publish Date : Wednesday 6 April 2011 - 10:39
"The Shining", a 1977 horror novel by American author Stephen King has been translated into Persian and will be released in Iran. The book has been adapted into a film of the same name which was directed by Stanley Kubrick.
The novel has been rendered into Persian by Gholam-Hussein Erabi and will be published by Pelikan.
The Shining is a 1977 horror novel. The title was inspired by the John Lennon song "Instant Karma!" which contained the line "We all shine on…".
It was King's third published novel, and first hardback bestseller, and the success of the book firmly established King as a preeminent author in the horror genre.
A film based upon the book, The Shining directed by Stanley Kubrick, was released in 1980. The book was later adapted into a television mini-series in 1997.
The book is dedicated to King's son, Joseph: "This is for Joe Hill King, who shines on."
The work is about a writer with a wife and young son who accepts the job of an off-season caretaker at an isolated hotel. The son, who possesses psychic abilities, is able to see things in the future and past, such as the ghosts in the hotel. Soon after moving in, and after a paralyzing winter storm that leaves the family snowed in, the father becomes influenced by the supernatural presence in the haunted hotel; he descends into madness and attempts to murder his wife and son.
Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, which have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.