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Title:
New heaven, new earth : the visionary experience in literature
Author:
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Fawcett Crest, [1974]
Physical Description:
286 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The art of relationships: Henry James and Virginia Woolf.--The hostile sun: the poetry of D. H. Lawrence.--Anarchy and order in Beckett's Triology.--The nightmare of naturalism: Harriette Arnow's The dollmaker.--The death throes of romanticism: the poetry of Sylvia Plath.--The visionary art of Flannery O'Connor.--The teleology of the unconscious: the art of Norman Mailer.--Out of stone, into flesh: the imagination of James Dickey.--Kafka's paradise.
Local Note:
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ISBN:
9780814907436
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1938 in Lockport, New York. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Syracuse University and a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin.

She is the author of numerous novels and collections of short stories. Her works include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Bellefleur, You Must Remember This, Because It Is Bitter, Because It Is My Heart, Solstice, Marya : A Life, and Give Me Your Heart. She has received numerous awards including the National Book Award for Them, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature. She was a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction with her title Lovely, Dark, Deep. She also wrote a series of suspense novels under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. In 2015, her novel The Accursed became listed as a bestseller on the iBooks chart.

She worked as a professor of English at the University of Windsor, before becoming the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She and her late husband Raymond J. Smith operated a small press and published a literary magazine, The Ontario Review.

(Bowker Author Biography) Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most eminent and prolific literary figures and social critics of our times. She has won the National Book Award and several O. Henry and Pushcart prizes. Among her other awards are an NEA grant, a Guggenheim fellowship, the PEN/Malamud Lifetime Achievement Award, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature.

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