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Joyce Carol Oates - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Joyce Carol Oates

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
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Joyce Carol Oates
(1938 - )

 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born: 1938
Lockport, New York, United States
 
 
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Joyce Carol Oates - LIFE STORIES
 
 
6/16/1938     Oates, Reap & Sow
On this day in 1938 Joyce Carol Oates was born. She began making picture stories with pretend writing at age three -- "complicated narratives," she says, many done on the backs of her father's sheets of sandpaper. Today she has over a hundred books published, and she continues to turn out two and sometimes four books a year, in almost all genres.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Garden of Earthly Delights
fiction
 
Blonde
fiction
 
Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang
fiction
 
The Assignation: Stories
fiction
 
The Best American Essays of the Century
by Joyce Carol Oates (Editor), Robert Atwan (Editor)
essays
 
The Tattooed Girl
fiction
 
We Were the Mulvaneys
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Invisible Writer: A Biography of Joyce Carol Oates
by Greg Johnson
biography
 
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Academy of Achievement
Features a biography and interview which sheds insight on the author's life and influences (Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Henry David Thoreau, Emily Dickinson, and William Shakespeare). Supplemented with audio and video clips. A useful resource for students and teachers.

"I come from people who did not go to college. They didn't even finish high school. People who one might call ordinary Americans who are very hardworking. Who were not self conscious and were not thinking about themselves very much. I observed their lives. Some of their lives were quite difficult."
Celestial Timepiece
Offers a short biography, a bibliography which includes citations from the dust jackets of the author's works, an e-mail discussion group, and large collection of links.

"The dramatic trajectory of Oates's career, especially her amazing rise from an economically straitened childhood to her current position as one of the world's most eminent authors, suggests a feminist, literary version of the mythic pursuit and achievement of the American dream. Yet for all her success and fame, Oates's daily routine of teaching and writing has changed very little, and her commitment to literature as a transcendent human activity remains steadfast."
Interview with Don Swaim
"Joyce Carol Oates, author of We Were the Mulvaneys, Faithless: Tales of Transgression, and Them, talks to Don Swaim about the love of bitterness, writing about neighborhoods, finding your true voice, the importance of being quiet, and her novel, Because It Is Bitter, And Because It Is My Heart in this 1990 interview." (41 minutes)
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