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Black Dahlia & White Rose

A wildly inventive new collection of stories by Joyce Carol Oates that charts the surprising ways in which the world we think we know can unexpectedly reveal its darker contours. 879 more words


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“Any writer who has difficulty in writing probably is not onto his true subject, but wasting time with false, petty goals; as soon as you connect with your true subject you will write.” – Joyce Carol Oates


Joyce Carol Oates: Women Whose Lives Are Food, Men Whose Lives Are Money

There are long evenings
panel discussions on abortions, fashions, meaningful work
there are love scenes where people mouth passions
sprightly, handsome, silly, manic
in close-ups revealed ageless…
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Nonfiction Short Take: Soul at the White Heat - Joyce Carol Oates

JCO on writing and obsession. We’re sitting at the master’s knee here, people…

“This collection of essays, reviews, and lectures…taken as a whole provides an eclectic survey of contemporary American literature….[T]he author is also one of the U.S.’s keenest literary critics, as the works collected here demonstrate in abundance. 107 more words


Because it was this brain...

My favourite writer to listen to is Joyce Carol Oates and it is precisely for her questing brain. Here is Joan Frank discussing Oate’s SOUL AT THE WHITE HEAT at the San Francisco Chronicle: 22 more words


Charles Schmid & The Sugar Conspiracy: Serial Killers

Doing some background research for a workshop on Joyce Carol Oates’s short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” I browsed a digital copy of the March 4, 1966 issue of… 714 more words

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The Doll-Master & Other Tales of Terror

The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror, by Joyce Carol Oates
Read: September 2016
Rating: ★★★★ (4.5 stars)

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Joyce Carol Oates