Thursday, November 20 2014
A line in one of the stories here neatly summarizes Oates’ works: “In private, a nervous collapse is an illness. In public, it can be a career.”
Sunday, April 28 2013
Joyce Carol Oates's most recent sprawling novel concerns blood-sucking sodomites, shape-shifters, and ghosts. You'll also find a colorful cast of real-world characters: Teddy Roosevelt, Jack London, Sam Clemens, and more...
Wednesday, January 30 2013
The monsters in Daddy Love are people, not fantastical creatures from the deep or outer space. They are human. They prey on little boys.
Sunday, January 10 2010
That Oates continues writing, year after year, is testament to her talent and our great luck to have this talent among us.
Monday, September 29 2008
A strange hybrid of cultural parody and psychological realism, in which Oates’s broadly drawn characters gradually take on realistic emotional complexity.
Friday, March 4 2011
ST. LOUIS — Joyce Carol Oates is saying out loud what you suspected her inner voice might be whispering to her: "I don't really like tours
Tuesday, March 17 2009
Since Joyce Carol Oates' first novel, "With Shuddering Fall," came out in 1964, she has averaged two books a year. Many of them are novels, though