I Stand Before You Naked by Joyce Carol Oates

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Monologues / 11f / Bare Stage / This extraordinary collection of dramatic monologues by one of America's foremost women of letters rivals Talking With in dramatic intensity, language and sheer weirdness. The evening begins and ends with the title poem, a haunting evocation of woman on the edge of madness and vulnerability. Also included are Little Blood Button; Wife of; Wealthy Lady; The Boy; The Orange; Good Morning, Good Afternoon; Darling, I'm Telling You (Angel Eyes); Nuclear Holocaust; Slow Motion and Pregnant. There is humor here, but mostly the monologues are gripping portraits of the pathetic, the strange, and the horrifying.

About Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.
Published November 1, 2012 by Samuel French, Inc.. 77 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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