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Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938 in Lockport, New York) is an American writer of novels, stories, plays, poetry, and non-fiction, known for being one of the most prolific of authors of literary merit.

She teaches in the Creative Writing department at Princeton University.

Oates has also written several books, mostly mystery novels, under the pen names Rosamond Smith and Lauren Kelly.


Contents

Novels

  • With Shuddering Fall (1964)
  • A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967)
  • Expensive People (1968)
  • them (1969)
  • Wonderland (1971)
  • Do with Me What You Will (1973)
  • The Assassins: A Book of Hours (1975)
  • The Childwold (1976)
  • Son of the Morning (1978)
  • Cybele (1979)
  • Unholy Loves (1979)
  • Bellefleur (1980)
  • Angel of Light (1981)
  • A Bloodsmoor Romance (1982)
  • Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984)
  • Solstice (1984)
  • Marya: A Life (1986)
  • You Must Remember This (1987)
  • American Appetites (1989)
  • Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart (1990)
  • Black Water (1992, also adapted for a late-90s stage play performed in Philadelphia)
  • Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (1993; the basis for the 1996 film Foxfire)
  • What I Lived For (1994)
  • Zombie (1995)
  • We Were the Mulvaneys (1996)
  • Man Crazy (1997)
  • My Heart Laid Bare (1998)
  • Broke Heart Blues (1999)
  • Blonde (2000)
  • Middle-Age: A Romance (2001)
  • Big Mouth and Ugly Girl (2002)
  • I'll Take You There (2002)
  • Freaky Green Eyes (2003)
  • The Tattooed Girl (2003)
  • The Falls (2004)

Essays and criticism

  • Contraries: Essays
  • The Edge of Impossibility
  • New Heaven, New Earth
  • On Boxing
  • Woman Writer
  • Where I've Been and Where I'm Going
  • The Faith of a Writer
  • Uncensored : Views and (Re)views

"Where I've Been..." is a collection of much of her non-fiction prose and writings.
"Uncensored" is a continued collection of her non-fiction writing, from 2000-2004.

Short story collections

  • By the North Gate (1963)
  • Upon the Sweeping Flood And Other Stories (1966)
  • The Wheel of Love And Other Stories (1970)
  • Marriages and Infidelities (1972)
  • The Goddess and Other Women (1974)
  • The Hungry Ghosts: Seven Allusive Comedies (1974)
  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? : Stories of Young America (1974)
  • The Poisoned Kiss And Other Stories from the Portuguese (1975)
  • The Seduction & Other Stories (1975)
  • Crossing the Border (1976)
  • Night-Side (1977)
  • All the Good People I've Left Behind (1979)
  • A Sentimental Education: Stories (1980)
  • Last Days: Stories (1984)
  • Wild Saturday (1984)
  • Raven's Wing: Stories (1986)
  • The Assignation: Stories (1989)
  • Oates In Exile (1990)
  • Heat And Other Stories (1991)
  • Where Is Here? (1992)
  • Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (1993)
  • Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque (1994)
  • Demon and other tales (1996)
  • Will You Always Love Me? And Other Stories (1996)
  • The Collector of Hearts: New Tales of the Grotesque (1998)
  • Faithless: Tales of Transgression (2001)
  • I Am No One You Know: Stories (2004)

Short stories

Many feel Oates' most famous work is her short story entitled Where Are you Going, Where Have You Been?, which was the basis for a movie, Smooth Talk, starring Laura Dern. It tells the tale of a young woman whose desire to "grow up" has her falling under the spell of a man whose intentions are decidedly unclear. It has been reprinted in numerous collections and is mysteriously dedicated to singer Bob Dylan.

The following is a partial list of her more than 700 short stories:

  • The Secret Mirror (1975)
  • Fatal Woman (1977)
  • Further Confessions (1977)
  • The Murder (1977)
  • Night-Side (1977)
  • Bellefleur (excerpt) (1980)
  • The Bingo Master (1980)
  • The Doll (1980)
  • The Virgin in the Rose-Bower (1984)
  • Desire (1987)
  • Haunted (1987)
  • The Others (1987)
  • The White Cat (1987)
  • Blue-Bearded Lover (1988)
  • Secret Observations on the Goat Girl (1988)
  • White Trash (1988)
  • Did You Ever Slip on Red Blood? (1989)
  • Family (1989)
  • Pregnant (1989)
  • Ladies and Gentlemen (1990)
  • Why Don't You Come Live With Me It's Time [from Tikkun] (1990)
  • The Guilty Party (1991)
  • Accursed Inhabitants of the House of Bly (1992)
  • Don't You Trust Me? (1992)
  • Will You Always Love me? (1996)
  • Life After High School (1996)

See also

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References

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