April Pitts argues that “serial killer Q_P_’s assimilation of the dominant culture’s bigoted attitudes towards racial minority groups leads him to believe that his social inclusion depends on their subjugation.
Eric K. Anderson reviews The Man Without a Shadow in the latest volume of Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies.
Kerry Sutherland charts the connections between Joyce Carol Oates’s story “My Warszawa: 1980” and Henry James’s The Awkward Age.
These feelings of empathy with those who are so similar to the author herself but who experienced a different fate reinforce Oates’s message throughout her writing that our existence is so often determined by mere chance.
It is a very self-conscious thing to speak of one’s “credo.” I think that most writers and artists love their work, which of course we don’t consider “work”—exactly. As artists love […]