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Oates, Joyce Carol

Uncensored Views and (RE)Views

€ 15.95

"Uncensored: Views en (Re)views" is Joyce Carol Oates's most candid gathering of prose pieces since (Woman) Writer: Occasions en Opportunities. Her ninth book of nonfiction, it brings together thirty-eight diverse and provocative pieces from the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and the New York Times Book Review. Oates states in her preface, "In the essay or review, the dynamic of storytelling is hidden but not absent," and indeed, the voice of these "conversations" echoes the voice of her fiction in its dramatic directness, ethical perspective, and willingness to engage the reader in making critical judgments. Under the heading "Not a Nice Person," such controversial figures as Sylvia Plath, Patricia Highsmith, and Muriel Spark are considered without sentimentality or hyperbole; under "Our Contemporaries, Ourselves," such diversely talented figures as William Trevor, E. L. Doctorow, Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Connelly, Alice Sebold, Mary Karr, Anne Tyler, and Ann Patchett are examined. In sections of "homages" and "revisits," Oates writes with enthusiasm and clarity of such cultural icons as Emily Bronte, Ernest Hemingway, Carson McCullers, Robert Lowell, Balthus, and Muhammad Ali ("The Greatest"); after a lapse of decades, she (re)considers the first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Americana, Don DeLillo's first novel, as well as the morality of selling private letters and the nostalgic significance of making a pilgrimage to Henry David Thoreau's Walden Pond. Through these balanced and illuminating essays we see Oates at the top of her form, engaged with forebears and contemporaries, providing clues to her own creative process: "For prose is akind of music: music creates 'mood.' What is argued on the surface may be but ripples rising from a deeper, subtextual urgency."


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface xi
I. `Not a Nice Person` 1(62)
Uncensored Sylvia Plath
3(7)
`Restoring` Willie Stark
10(18)
Catherizing Willa
28(11)
Merciless Highsmith
39(12)
`Glutton for Punishment`: Richard Yates
51(6)
`Not a Nice Person`: Muriel Spark
57(6)
II. Our Contemporaries, Ourselves 63(172)
Irish Elegy: William Trevor
65(8)
`Our Cheapened Dreams`: E.L. Doctorow
73(9)
`Despair of Living`: Anita Brookner
82(6)
An Artist of the Floating World: Kazuo Ishiguro
88(6)
`City of Light`: Robert Drewe`s The Shark Net
94(7)
L.A. Noir: Michael Connelly
101(5)
Ringworm Belt: Memoirs by Mary Karr
106(10)
Evolutionary Fever: Andrea Barrett`s Servants of the Map
116(10)
`New Memoir`: Alice Sebold`s Lucky
126(5)
Property Of: Valerie Martin`s Property
131(11)
Programmed by Art: David Lodge`s Thinks...
142(7)
Ghosts: Hilary Mantel
149(12)
An Endangered Species: Short Stories
161(23)
News from Everywhere: Short Stories
184(20)
Mythmaking Realist: Pat Barker
204(9)
Crazy for Love: Scott Spencer`s A Ship Made of Paper
213(6)
Amateurs: Anne Tyler`s The Amateur Marriage
219(10)
Memoirs of Crisis: Ann Patchett`s Truth & Beauty
229(6)
III. Homages 235(90)
Emily Bronte`s Wuthering Heights
237(11)
`Tragic Mulatta`: Clotel; or, The President`s Daughter
248(11)
Ernest Hemingway
259(13)
`You Are the We of Me`: Carson McCullers
272(9)
Remembering Robert Lowell
281(2)
`About Whom Nothing Is Known`: Balthus
283(8)
In the Ring and Out: Jack Johnson
291(19)
Muhammad Ali: `The Greatest`
310(15)
IV. (Re)Visits 325(43)
The Vampire`s Secret: (Re)viewing Tod Browning`s Dracula after Forty Years
327(12)
Don DeLillo`s Americana (1971) Revisited
339(2)
Them Revisited
341(7)
A Garden of Earthly Delights Revisited
348(7)
On the Composition of I Lock My Door Upon Myself
355(4)
Private Writings, Public Betrayals
359(5)
Pilgrimage to Walden Pond: 1962, 2003
364(4)
Acknowledgments 368
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
370 pagina's
Januari 2006
327 gram
190 x 172 x 24 mm
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