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Michael Krasny Interviews JCO about The Sacrifice

Michael Krasny interviews Joyce Carol Oates about her novel The Sacrifice for KQED’s Forum. Identity politics suggests that we can only write about existing inside our own skin; the existentials […]

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“Us” and “them”

Eric K. Anderson reviews JCO’s novel The Sacrifice in Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies, and notes the references back to a much earlier novel. This new novel has a natural predecessor in Oates’s National Book Award-winning novel them (1969). In this earlier novel the struggles of a lower middle class family are seen as running parallel to and becoming entangled with the 1967 […]