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The Resource Joyce Carol Oates : a study of the short fiction, Greg Johnson

Joyce Carol Oates : a study of the short fiction, Greg Johnson

Label
Joyce Carol Oates : a study of the short fiction
Title
Joyce Carol Oates
Title remainder
a study of the short fiction
Statement of responsibility
Greg Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Joyce Carol Oates is often called America's most prolific living writer, but it is perhaps her versatility that is most astounding. Just as she is a revered novelist, playwright, poet, and critic, the short stories gathered in her 21 published collections - from By the North Gate (1963) to Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque (1994) - vary in theme and style, although all evoke the bedrock natural and social reality that has consistently informed her fiction. In this comprehensive survey of Oates's stories, Greg Johnson selects eight of her collections that he considers most representative of her work and among her most successful books. He analyzes stories in which Oates experiments with form, genre, allusion, and Gothicism and presents postmodern allegories of American life. Separate chapters are devoted to Oates's early Eden County stories in By the North Gate and Upon the Sweeping Flood (1966), her stories focused on female experience in The Wheel of Love (1970) and The Goddess and Other Women (1974), her experimentation with fictional form and genre in Marriages and Infidelities (1972) and Night-Side (1977), and her recent work in Raven's Wing (1986) and Heat (1991), dealing with the psychology and culture of contemporary life. The volume's second part presents a 1981 interview with Oates (conducted by Sanford Pinsker), as well as a copious selection of Oates's writing about her stories and the form generally - a discussion of her early stories; separate appraisals of "Funland," "Heat," "The Swimmers," and "Why Don't You Come Live with Me It's Time"; her response to the question "Is there a female voice?"; and her comments on the translation of short story into film. Part 3 consists of four critical essays - by scholars Marilyn C. Wesley, Daniel L. Zins, Robert McPhillips, and Gretchen Schulz - commissioned specifically for this volume, as well as previously published essays by William Abrahams, Elaine Showalter, and Elizabeth Pochoda. Johnson's exploration of the stories he considers key to an understanding of Oates's mastery of the genre is essential reading for students of Oates's work and of the contemporary American short story
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1953-
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Johnson, Greg
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
Z69 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's studies in short fiction
Series volume
no. 57
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  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Women and literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Short story
Label
Joyce Carol Oates : a study of the short fiction, Greg Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The Short story"
  • "The Nature of short fiction; or, The Nature of my short fiction"
  • From "Fiction, dreams, revelations"
  • From "Stories that define me: The making of a writer"
  • The State of contemporary short fiction
  • Defining the short story
  • interview, 1981
  • On the poisoned kiss
  • From "Richard Wishnetsky: Joyce Oates supplies a missing view"
  • Short story into film
  • pt. 1. The Short fiction
  • Oates on oates: "Funland"
  • "Heat"
  • "The Swimmers"
  • "Why don't you come live with me it's time"
  • reflections on the early stories
  • pt. 3. The Critics
  • William Abrahams
  • Elaine Showalter
  • Elizabeth Pochoda
  • marilyn C. Wesley
  • Oates, the short story, and the madness of art
  • Daniel L. Zins
  • Robert McPhillips
  • Gretchen Elizabeth Schultz
  • A Barbarous Eden
  • Early feminism
  • The Power of allusion, the uses of Gothic: experiments in form and genre
  • Postmodernist allegory
  • pt. 2. The Writer
  • "Is there a female voice? Joyce Carol Oates replies"
Control code
ocm29256136
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780805708578
Lccn
93041219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29256136
Label
Joyce Carol Oates : a study of the short fiction, Greg Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "The Short story"
  • "The Nature of short fiction; or, The Nature of my short fiction"
  • From "Fiction, dreams, revelations"
  • From "Stories that define me: The making of a writer"
  • The State of contemporary short fiction
  • Defining the short story
  • interview, 1981
  • On the poisoned kiss
  • From "Richard Wishnetsky: Joyce Oates supplies a missing view"
  • Short story into film
  • pt. 1. The Short fiction
  • Oates on oates: "Funland"
  • "Heat"
  • "The Swimmers"
  • "Why don't you come live with me it's time"
  • reflections on the early stories
  • pt. 3. The Critics
  • William Abrahams
  • Elaine Showalter
  • Elizabeth Pochoda
  • marilyn C. Wesley
  • Oates, the short story, and the madness of art
  • Daniel L. Zins
  • Robert McPhillips
  • Gretchen Elizabeth Schultz
  • A Barbarous Eden
  • Early feminism
  • The Power of allusion, the uses of Gothic: experiments in form and genre
  • Postmodernist allegory
  • pt. 2. The Writer
  • "Is there a female voice? Joyce Carol Oates replies"
Control code
ocm29256136
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 235 pages
Isbn
9780805708578
Lccn
93041219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29256136

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