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It’s Not Joyce Carol Oates Who Splashes Blood on Us. It’s America.

“Miss Oates Loves to Splash Blood On Us” sniffed the headline of Geoffrey Wolfe’s New York Times review of Joyce Carol Oates’ 1971 novel Wonderland. It’s hard to imagine so curt yet quailing a dismissal atop a… 1,272 more words


How to banish those dark winter evenings!

One of our readers has told us about the books she has read from Bream Library. It might give you some ideas about what to read these winter days.  135 more words


REVIEW: "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates

I set a goal to read one book a month this year and January’s book is FINISHED a few days ahead of schedule! I chose a book from 1997 that was a New York Times Best Seller and an Oprah’s Book Club selection for one reason: family. 828 more words


What Is Joyce Carol Oates Hinting at Here?

A Fair Maiden By Joyce Carol Oates

Katya Spivak, sixteen, comes from the wrong side of the tracks, Vineland, NJ, where she feels unloved and badly used, by a father who deserted her, a mother who neglects her, brothers and sisters who have little to do with her, and a sometimes boyfriend who abuses her. 336 more words


Short stories are rad: a listicle

Short story collections are a weird creature—plenty of writers write them, plenty of publishers buy them, but how many people actually read them? Enough, obviously, that they keep on being produced, but outside of MFA professors and particularly pretentious lit students, I don’t really know anyone who buys them. 3,718 more words

Angela Carter