Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates has produced an abundance of novels, poetry, and nonfiction throughout her lengthy career. Some of her best-known books include them, What I Lived For, We Were The Mulvaneys, and Blonde. She also publishes under the pseudonyms Lauren Smith and Rosamond Kelly. 

The written word, obviously, is very inward, and when we’re reading, we’re thinking. It’s a sort of spiritual, meditative activity. When we’re looking at visual objects, I think our eyes are obviously directed outward, so there’s not as much reflective time. And it’s the reflectiveness and the spiritual inwardness about reading that appeals to me.

 

— Joyce Carol Oates


ARTICLES FEATURING JOYCE CAROL

Sowing Wild Oates

Nathan Smith on the prolific Joyce Carol Oates's new essay collection, "Soul at the White Heat."...


Tiger Lady: On Joan Williams

Faulkner tried the personae of mentor, father figure, and literary conduit in an effort to have a love affair that trumped the other roles....

Tiger Lady: On Joan Williams


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