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Dead girl and heron: Joyce Carol Oates

Content warning: child abuse (reference), sexual assault (reference)

Before reading her work, I’d assumed Joyce Carol Oates was one of those writers who churned out weepy family sagas. 1,182 more words

First draft complete, now for a title

Finally, the first draft of my book is finished. I won’t rehash the effort it took to get this far, but the work now weighs in at just over 79,000 words – mostly not very good words. 376 more words



The Falls is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates, originally published in 2004 by the Ecco Press, and winner of the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger. 206 more words


On O'Connor's Politics and a "Compassionate Liberalism"

As one does on a Saturday afternoon, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed. In between tweets about the misdeeds and particular awfulness of the Trump White House and the goings-on across many different professional sports leagues, I came across this tweet by the author (and famed Twitter user) Joyce Carol Oates: 1,489 more words


High Crime Area: Tales of Darkness and Dread

Joyce Carol Oates is an unparalleled investigator of human flaws. In these eight stories, she deftly tests the bonds between damaged individuals—a brother and sister, a teacher and student, two strangers on a subway—in the fearless prose for which she’s become so celebrated. 364 more words


Wild Saturday and Other Stories

To their uncomprehending parents they were just ‘crazy kids’ shoplifting, staying out all night, hanging around with weird friends. But for Connie, Alex, Tessa and the others nothing was more urgent than finding out what life held in store uniquely for them. 430 more words


We Were the Mulvaneys

I enjoy reading Joyce Carol Oates. JCO is very prolific, both in titles and in pages which sometimes makes it difficult to pick out a JCO novel to read. 540 more words