By Joyce Carol Oates Originally published as the introduction to Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, Edited by Joyce Carol Oates. In the old days, […]
By Joyce Carol Oates Illustrated by Dave Mottram Cherie loves being the only kitty in the Smith family . . . until the day a new kitten arrives. The New […]
INSIDE THE MIND OF THE MANIAC Abandoned as a baby in a bus station locker, shuttled from one abusive foster home and detention center to another, Bobbie Gotteson grew up […]
By Joyce Carol Oates Originally published in The New Yorker, July 28, 2015 For I will consider my Cat Cherie for she is the very apotheosis of Cat-Beauty which is […]
A novel by Joyce Carol Oates “A painful truth of family life: the most tender emotions can change in an instant. You think your parents love you but is it […]
A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates A dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. “Time […]
I was on suicide watch at the detention center but I would never hang myself with shoelaces!—that’s got to be a joke. I would never hang myself in any way, it’s an ugly death. I’ve been close to strangled and I know.
An unprecedented collection of the best of Joyce Carol Oates’s short stories combined with eleven new stories. No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates, and […]
HE HATED SUSPENSE. He hated not-knowing. He hated not-being-the-One-who-has-written-the-script. He hated the suspense of such impotence and so he would make himself the master of suspense.
There is perhaps no writer more faithful to the mythologies of America than Cain, for he writes of its ideals and hatreds without obscuring them in the difficulties of art.
SON OF THE MORNING is the story of Nathanael Vickery conceived in sin but blessed with evangelical purpose. For him, even as a child of five, God is near; as […]
In the title story of her taut new fiction collection, Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense, Joyce Carol Oates writes: Life was not of the surface like the glossy skin […]
Edited by Caroline Marquette and Tanya Tromble-Giraud Depuis la parution de son premier recueil de nouvelles, By the North Gate (1963), Joyce Carol Oates s’est imposée dans le paysage littéraire […]
It is so vividly human and so obviously based upon reality, that it strikes us as timeless.
When a bullet strikes a powerful political figure, when the burial rites are over and done with, when all that remains of that great promise is his lingering charisma, when […]
A new collection of eleven mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize–winning “Undocumented Alien” In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates […]