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The Assignation (Stories) by Joyce Carol Oates REVIEW

TITLE & AUTHOR: The Assignation (Stories) by Joyce Carol Oates
EDITION: Paperback
RELEASE DATE: 1 August 1996
PAGES: 208

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"The more anxiety, the more you feel that you are headed in the right direction." -Joyce Carol Oates

We tend to think of stress as bad. However, recent research suggests this is an extreme oversimplification.

One study followed 30,000 adults for 8 years and found high levels of stress increased the risk of death by 48% but only among people who believed stress is bad for your health. 167 more words

Two weeks isn't quickly?!

“The story [‘The Woman in the Window’] evolved over a period of time, perhaps two weeks. It is usually the case that a character’s past self fills in, as one develops him; it’s like a dream in which initially things seem thin and sketchy but, as you stare at them, they begin to solidify, to take on weight, depth and substance. 19 more words

Twenty-first Century

Quote #10

“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


Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates REVIEW

TITLE & AUTHOR: Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates
PUBLISHER: Fourth Estate
EDITION: Paperback
RELEASE DATE: 21 January 2014
PAGES: 482 pages



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