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Uncensored: Views & (Re)views is Joyce Carol Oates's most candid gathering of prose pieces since (Woman) Writer: Occasions & 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
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Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published 2005)
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Kallie
I prefer Oates's non-fiction essays and reviews to her fiction (although I haven't given up on the latter). She is thoughtful, fresh, provocative and has turned me to many interesting books and readings. I also like that she does not review books in a negative, sarcastic, or antagonistic way but mainly seems to write about books she finds interesting in order to share her thoughts, which are well worth consideration. She also does not stop with discussing the book, but draws cultural context int ...more
Gina
Joyce Carol Oates has never had an unpublished thought.
El
In my attempt to better appreciate Joyce Carol Oates I'm trying to read more of her nonfiction as I've been told by a reliable source that it may bug me less than a lot of her fiction has. (I loved A Garden of Earthly Delights, but so much of her other fiction tends to be repetitive.)

No real complaints here with this book. Oates is knowledgeable about the books she reviewed here, she's clearly done her homework in terms of the authors' past and/or inspirations, and (most importantly) she doesn't
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Nicholas Beck
Challenging, thought provoking collection of reviews and essays. Well worth reading even if you haven't read some of the authors she reviews/writes about. Also how can you go wrong with an author who throws words around like desuetude and atrabilious!
Susan Emmet
Again found this unread tome while culling books. Has been a good process because I've discovered so much that I haven't read yet!
This is a collection of essays, arranged by sectional themes, written for The New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and the New York Times Book Review over decades.
I've made up a list of authors from this collection to seek at the library - Patricia Highsmith, Muriel Sparks, William Trevor, Ann Patchett, Don DeLillo, Carson McCullers, Michael Connel
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Jo
Finally admitted to myself that there is no way I'm going to read any more of this book. And i cannot believe that goodreads does not allow me to just say that I've stopped reading a book. I guess it doesn't believe in that catagory.
J. Ewbank
This was a different book. Oates handles views and reviews of her work and discusses the work and the reviews. Interesting.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
Jack
Worth it just for the essay on Patricia Highsmith.
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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The Falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. Pseudonyms ... Rosamond Smith and Laure ...more
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