An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from the inventive imagination of Joyce Carol Oates. “Time travel” — and its hazards—are […]
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 […]
With the publication of BY THE NORTH GATE, Joyce Carol Oates established herself firmly on the literary scene. In WITH SHUDDERING FALL, her first novel, she justifies her acclaim even […]
By Joyce Carol Oates A shortened version of “Mr. Rooster” was published in The New York Times Magazine; the full version is published in Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies. […]
By Joyce Carol Oates Originally published in The Idaho Reveiw; reprinted in DIS MEM BER and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense. Ladies and gentlemen WELCOME to our friendly skies! […]
For at the center of what happened on that Sunday many years ago is blackness.
In these twenty-seven tales of the forbidden, Joyce Carol Oates explores the waking nightmares of life with eyes wide open, facing what the bravest of us fear the most. With eerie brilliance, this master of the short story reminds us just how seductive—and terrifying—they can be.
Such a devastating loss! I am trying to imagine our intellectual/ literary life without Bob Silvers, and it is a grim prospect. Bob had been my dear, kind, patient, thoughtful, […]