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Joyce Carol Oates sees intolerance in Cruz's 'shining city on a hill'

Leave it to a leftist academic to interpret a positive thing in the most negative way possible. And note the smug attribution to Cruz’s “speech writer” as if he had no hand in putting his message into words. 252 more words

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Last Shall Pen First

“The first sentence can’t be written until the final sentence is written.”

— Joyce Carol Oates

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Most excellent CC fans,

I’m writing to you this evening to share something I’ve worked on for nearly two years (!). Almost twenty-four months of labor to push this baby into the world. 456 more words


facing the sea: 66/365

I’ve mentioned that I prefer to write in front of a window,
even better if that window
faces the sea.

Joyce Carol Oates wrote,

There is surely some subtle connection between the vistas we face and the writing we accomplish, as a dream takes its mood and imagery from our waking life.

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Oates Takes on Brawley and Rev. Al

Joyce Carol Oates impresses not just with her prolificacy but also with the generally high quality of her output. That’s not to say the nib of her pen always yields gold, like her recent and magnificent… 645 more words