Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates
Selected Early Stories

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Joyce Carol Oates's selected early stories. Oates has chosen twenty-seven of her early stories, many of them O. Henry Award and/or Best American Short Story selections, for this volume, the only collection of her early stories available.
 

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Joyce Carol Oates is one of our most important and well known writers-and one of America's foremost writers of the short story form. She publishes at least one new book every year: a story collection, Dear Husband, is appearing in March '09, and a novella, A Fair Maiden, in May '09. She is also a regular contributor of reviews and criticism for the New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is presently editing a volume of Shirley Jackson's fiction for the Library of America. She also reads and lectures widely throughout the U. S., at universities and bookstores.
 
Published April 1, 1993 by Ontario Review Press. 522 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In her 17th collection of short fiction, Oates ( With Shuddering Fall ) retrieves stories from her first six, as well as two stories not previously published in book form. And while the volume include

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The literary and the lurid go hand in hand in several of the more major pieces, including Oates's well-known New York Review of Books essay on the creative urges of serial killers (""I Had No Other Thrill or Happiness""), and a piece on fairy tales and their female reinterpreters, featuring Anne ...

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``Forgive Me'' and ``Letter, Lover'' stretch the epistolary mode: in the one, a woman inscribes the same letter to two former lovers, unable to keep them apart in her mind, in the other, obscenely sinister missives open the door to a new relationship.

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In her 17th collection of short fiction, Oates ( With Shuddering Fall ) retrieves stories from her first six, as well as two stories not previously published in book form.

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Throughout this essay I offer that Oates's narrative is a product of Cold War America and, as such, depends upon a hermeneutics that typified America at mid century when atomic warfare was just a button-push away.

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