By Joyce Carol Oates 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 […]
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.