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Beautiful Days: Stories

A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize–winning “Undocumented Alien”

In the diverse stories of… 227 more words

Joyce Carol Oates

Double The Books: June 2017 [Fantasy]

The June edition of Double the Books is out!

This is the first month that I have written for Double the Books Magazine and I am loving it.   92 more words

With Shuddering Fall

With the publication of BY THE NORTH GATE, Joyce Carol Oates established herself firmly on the literary scene. In WITH SHUDDERING FALL, her first novel, she justifies her acclaim even more dramatically. 891 more words

Joyce Carol Oates

An Argument Against Sadism (Hear Me Out)

I know what you’re thinking. Nobody needs you to argue against sadism. It’s sadism. Everyone already knows it’s bad.

In the context of writing, though, I don’t think that’s totally true. 1,247 more words


A Book of American Martyrs by Joyce Carol Oates - Book Review

As is typical of many of Oates novels, this is a difficult one.  It’s difficult to read, difficult to think about, and stays with you for quite a while afterward.  208 more words


Thought For the Day: Reading Allows You To More Fully Experience the Other

“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 do not know that I fully agree with Ms. 177 more words

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'Burning Oak, November' by Joyce Carol Oates

‘Burning Oak, November’

by Joyce Carol Oates

“Yesterday, the sky in mute
horizontal swaths, air
almost too thick to breathe.
We found the stump of an old oak, man-…” 46 more words