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Joyce Carol Oates, "The Hunter"

“Liam Gavin I was named, yet there was a being deep inside Liam Gavin who could not be named. This being had never been baptized in any church. 77 more words

Literature

REVIEW: THE ASSASSINS - A BOOK OF HOURS BY JOYCE CAROL OATES

The Assassins: A Book of Hours by Joyce Carol Oates

Fawcett Crest Books (paperback) 1975

544 pages

http://www.usfca.edu/jco  

BLURB FROM THE COVER

He was the bright star of a famous family, and a respected political leader – but suddenly he was dead, shot down by an assassin. 411 more words

Fiction

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

by Jocelyn K. Glei

When George Plimpton asked Ernest Hemingway what the best training for an aspiring writer would be in a 1954 interview, Hem replied, “Let’s say that he should go out and hang himself because he finds that writing well is impossibly difficult. 1,902 more words

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Joyce Carol Oates Writing Tips

1. Don’t try to anticipate an “ideal reader” – there may be one, but he/she is reading someone else.

2. Don’t try to anticipate an “ideal reader” – except for yourself perhaps, sometime in the future. 91 more words

Books

The Gravedigger's Daughter

Caution: spoiler alert!

There are some authors I really like, but I’m not one of those fans who can read book after book by that author and not take a break to read anything else. 332 more words

Books

Looped on Lousy Poetry

Ever tried reading William Blake’s hokier mythological epics, complete with Urizen and Los and the gang? It’s only by sheer force of will that I’m pushing myself through this section of his selected works, which sounds somehow like a bad round of Dungeons & Dragons, or maybe a magick-obsessed ’70s rock band that never made it. 188 more words

Dead Man

Reading as a means to slip into another's skin...

Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.

-Joyce Carol Oates

I love this quote by the talented and prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates. 179 more words

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