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"I Know You!": The Implications of Knowing in Joyce Carol Oates's Marya: A Life

Josephene T.M. Kealey addresses the idea of “knowing” in her essay on Joyce Carol Oates’s Marya: A Life, published in Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies… 87 more words

Joyce Carol Oates

Fleetwood Mac Friday #9: “Family Man”

Today I’m going to write about what is unequivocally the worst Fleetwood Mac song, “Family Man.” The song’s unparalleled terrible songwriting quality defies explanation, and that’s why it fascinates me. 322 more words


Jack of Spades: A Tale of Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates - book review

Oates is an award winning writer for a reason. Whatever it is that she decides to write about is wonderful. Oftentimes it’s not “pleasant” or “fun” to read, but it usually is pretty riveting and very good. 189 more words


Poem by Michael Koenig

And Now I’d Like to Introduce the Band

The guitar player, bass player and drummer
Are in love with the singer
Who has a boyfriend out of town. 555 more words


'The blissful cloud of summer-indolence'

The other day, when I should have been working, I picked up a paperback that had been lying around the house—Stieg Larsson’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” Normally, I don’t give much credence to book blurbs, but I have to say the words “utterly engrossing,” “mesmerizing,” “addictive” and “compelling” held true for this page-turner. 813 more words


'How I Contemplated The World From The Detroit House Of Correction And Began My Life Over Again' by Joyce Carol Oates

How I Contemplated The World From The Detroit House Of Correction And Began My Life Over Again by Joyce Carol Oates, 1969

The magic trick: 308 more words


Town and Country

“About that money. We changed our vehicle the other day. And our new vehicle depends on you. How is that for starters?”   /  “Here I am.” He crossed his legs and arms. 679 more words