í The Wheel of Love and Other Stories ☆ Joyce Carol Oates, The Wheel of Love and Other Stories, Joyce Carol Oates, The Wheel of Love and Other Stories A collection of short stories í The Wheel of Love and Other Stories ☆ Joyce Carol Oates - The Wheel of Love and Other Stories, The Wheel of Love and Other Stories A collection of short stories
í The Wheel of Love and Other Stories ☆ Joyce Carol Oates - The Wheel of Love and Other Stories, The Wheel of Love and Other Stories A collection of short stories
I have an entire shelf of Joyce Carol Oates books to read Apparently it is easier for me to buy them used than to read them The Wheel of Love is a book of twenty short stories I love short stories All the stories were previously published in magazines in the late 1960s Atlantic Monthly, The Hudson Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Esquire, Mademoiselle, The Yale Review, The Southern Review, Harper s Bazaar, Partisan Review, The Northwest Review, Cosmopolitan, Shenandoah, and Triquarterly The bo [...]
I didn t finish this It s fantastic, electrified scintillating honesty Harsh Q beam stories Unmailed, Unwritten Letters details a woman unapologetically having an affair in a such simultaneously heroic and damning manner, it draws big red circles around all human interactions It is too much, this thick book of brutal truths I am afraid I ll find myself in here under her literary microscope and discover how wretched I truly am, and that might make me a coward, but, man, I don t need that.
These early short stories are intimate, probing, thoughtful, edgy, and sometimes disturbing The unifying theme of this collection seems to be pathology in relationships between men and women, and the complex frictions between family and romantic relationships For example, how dysfunction and abuse in relationships with parents poisons romantic relationships extramarital relationships predation of young women by older men Many of the stories experiment mildly with structure form, often effectivel [...]
Joyce Carol Oates doesn t get the credit she deserves for being the wildly daring, innovative writer she is especially in these early stories, some of her best Yes, we all know the famous one, and it is indeed great, but How I Contemplated the World is truly life changing and there are many others here that remake the world with every read.
So many suicides I adore JCO.
I just couldn t get into this It s so outdated it s work to read it.
I admit that by the end of this large collection of stories, I was praying to myself, please don t go crazy, please don t go crazy Madness, obsessive thoughts, anxiety, drug use, familial death, and physical disfigurements all feature heavily in these dark pieces, all originally published by 1970 These are stories of their time, too racial integration, counterculture in conflict with suburbia, trapped housewives, the decline of Detroit Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been is by far the most [...]
I loved The Wheel of Love and Other Stories This is one of JCO s strongest collections of stories and the best I ve read in ages Every story shines In most story collection you ll find one or two duds that just aren t up to the standard as the others This wasn t the case with The Wheel of Love and Other Stories Every stone was excellent JCO uses a variety of structures such as letters and different tenses and viewpoints The collection is worth reading for the story, Where Are You Going, Where Ha [...]
For Oates, and for many other women in the post Vietnam milieu, the word love, in all its sexual, familial, and platonic factions, meant only patriarchy, and violence, cyclical and unrelenting Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been, is still the author s greatest achievement, despite her deft modernist leanings in the collection s other stories, for the total horror of its simplicity Arnold Friend, sexual predator, murderer, is Oates greatest villain, and he is just a word, its meaning lost.Ma [...]
One of her earliest books, and it contains what are arguably her two greatest stories In the Region of Ice, and How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Corrections and Began My Life Over Again The terrific but played out Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been is here, too She s written so much crap, but this book is hard proof that she can be or once was a brilliant writer.
read this a couple stories at a time, in between other books liked it, but not when i read too many stories at once super sad but beautifully written looking for a reason to read a lot of that type of writing apart from using it to become a better writer 3.5 5 as a collection.
I know, I know Oates is awesome Read your Oates I just couldn t get into these They all seemed like experiments in styles created by other people I ll have to revisit these another time.
Doesn t get any better in American fiction