The Poisoned Kiss and Other Stories from the Portuguese—Joyce Carol Oates's numinous and unusual short story collection from 1975—has been considered an anomaly among her books, and something of a mystery.
Joyce Carol Oates Goes Home Again in Smithsonion.com. Writers, particularly novelists, are linked to place. It’s impossible to think of Charles Dickens and not to think of Dickens’ London; impossible to think of James Joyce and not to think of Joyce’s Dublin …. Over the years of what seems to me both a long and a swiftly passing lifetime, “home” […]