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What is your favorite book by Joyce Carol Oates?
Irina Irina May 08, 2014 02:52PM
I've never read anything by Joyce Carol Oates. What book should I start with?



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Hi. Irina! you can't go wrong if you start with her fabulous short story, "Where are you Going, Where Have you Been?". Mind-bending.

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David Schwinghammer Is that the one where the boyfriend is the devil? I wasn't sure if she was nuts or if he really was the devil.
Great story. I know most dads think the
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May 11, 2014 10:41AM · flag

That's tough one because there are so many. I am going to say Blonde was my favourite. It's based on Marilyn Monroe.


I always liked her short stories, much better than her novels, not that I've read that many. The only one I remember is FOXFIRE and CARTHAGE, of course.


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