Joyce Carol Oates


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in Lockport, New York, The United States
June 16, 1938

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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 Lauren Kelly.

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The Falls

3.57 avg rating — 8,938 ratings — published 2004 — 53 editions
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The Gravedigger's Daughter

3.54 avg rating — 8,744 ratings — published 2007 — 51 editions
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Foxfire: Confessions of a G...

3.79 avg rating — 6,486 ratings — published 1993 — 30 editions
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Zombie

3.33 avg rating — 6,967 ratings — published 1995 — 31 editions
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Black Water

3.53 avg rating — 5,659 ratings — published 1992 — 35 editions
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The Accursed

3.18 avg rating — 5,046 ratings — published 2013 — 27 editions
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Big Mouth and Ugly Girl

3.44 avg rating — 4,271 ratings — published 2002 — 37 editions
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April 2009, Joyce Carol Oates
"I consider myself a thoroughly American writer in the tradition of the great psychological realists—Melville, Hawthorne, Henry James—who nonetheless delve into the mythic and emblematic. Some of my "gothic" fiction is akin to Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote of the nightmare side of America while steadfastly refusing to acknowledge anything remotely historical, timely, or local in his fiction." ...More

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“I never change, I simply become more myself.”
Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul.”
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“The best revenge is living well without you. ”
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