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Author: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 0865381003
Language: English
Pages: 240 pages
Category: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Ontario Review Press; 1st edition (October 2000)
Rating: 4.3
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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.

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 also reads and lectures widely throughout the US, at universities and bookstores.

Joyce Carol Oates returns with a dark, romantic, and captivating tale, set in the Great Lakes region of upstate New .

Joyce Carol Oates returns with a dark, romantic, and captivating tale, set in the Great Lakes region of upstate New York-the territory of her remarkably successful New York Times bestseller The Gravedigger's Daughter. Tristram Heade is a reclusive, repressed Virginia bachelor and antiquarian book collector who has traveled to Philadelphia to keep an appointment with a fellow dealer. But when he arrives, his life takes an unexpected and dizzying turn. A train porter returns his lost wallet, but the identification inside belongs to a man named Angus Markham, a gambler and real estate prospector.

List of the published work of Joyce Carol Oates, American writer. A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967). Expensive People (1968). Do With Me What You Will (1973). The Assassins (1975). Son of the Morning (1978). Angel of Light (1981). A Bloodsmoor Romance (1982). Mysteries of Winterthurn (1984). Marya: A Life (1986). You Must Remember This (1987). American Appetites (1989).

Joyce Carol Oates has taught at Princeton University since 1978 and is currently . Joyce Carol Oates: It turned into a book called On Boxing with photographs by John Reiner

Joyce Carol Oates has taught at Princeton University since 1978 and is currently the Roger S. Berlind Professor Emeritus in the Humanities with the Program in Creative Writing. She retired from teaching in 2014. The novels Solstice and Marya: A Life also date from this period, and use the materials of her family and childhood to create moving studies of the female experience. In addition to her literary fiction, she has written a series of experimental suspense novels under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. Joyce Carol Oates: It turned into a book called On Boxing with photographs by John Reiner.

Joyce Carol Oates (born June 16, 1938) is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published 58 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction. She has won many awards for her writing, including the National Book Award, for her novel them (1969), two O. Henry Awards, the National Humanities Medal and the Jerusalem Prize (2019)

Joyce Carol Oates is one of those authors whose name you just know, not only because she’s a prodigious writer but also because she’s very active on social media and has become a legend in the literary world.

Joyce Carol Oates is one of those authors whose name you just know, not only because she’s a prodigious writer but also because she’s very active on social media and has become a legend in the literary world. So yes, you may think you know Joyce Carol Oates, but have you read her early works? We’ve picked five of her best books-published from 1969 to 1996-that can’t be missed, for Oates-heads and new readers alike.

The stunning, classic portrait of a powerful man's downward spiral to moral ruinJerome "Corky" Corcorn.

A lonely widow is romanced by a brilliantly portrayed pathological killer in this novel by the National Book Award–winning author of them (The New York Times). Dorothea Deverell is a New England art historian working for a Boston museum, resigned to entering middle age alone-until she’s swept off her feet by the flattery of a charming younger man who calls her his soul mate. The stunning, classic portrait of a powerful man's downward spiral to moral ruinJerome "Corky" Corcorn. A money-juggling wheeler dealer, rising politico, popular man's man, and successful womanizer.

Поиск книг BookFi BookFi - BookFinder. Download books for free. The Tattooed Girl: A Novel (Oates, Joyce Carol). Скачать (PDF) . Читать. The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: 1973-1982. Literary Marriages: A Study of Intertextuality in a Series of Short Stories by Joyce Carol Oates.

An engrossing early novel from Joyce Carol Oates’s earlier novels explores a fraught and perilous relationship between two womenOriginally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet find themselves.

An engrossing early novel from Joyce Carol Oates’s earlier novels explores a fraught and perilous relationship between two womenOriginally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other. Monica is a shy, modest, and recently divorced school teacher while Sheila is a worldly, sophisticated, and nocturnal painter driven by the needs of her art. Over the months, their friendship deepens, first to love and then to a near-fatal obsession.

One of the most engrossing of Joyce Carol Oates's earlier novels explores a relationship between two women.

Originally published in 1985, Solstice is the gripping story of Monica Jensen and Sheila Trask, two young women who are complete opposites yet irresistibly attracted to each other. Blonde, shy, recently divorced Monica is a school teacher; dark, nocturnal, sophisticated Sheila is a painter of stature, driven by the needs of her art. Over the months, their friendship deepens, first to love and then to a near-fatal obsession.
Comments (7)
Xal
This book is a rarity, as it is literary fiction that focuses on two unrelated women and their friendship/relationship with one another. I read this book every January, as it has a very bleak feel about it. The title has many meanings---as with many of Oates' books, there is more to chew on with each reading. "Solstice" as in the title of Sheila's husband's work at the academy, "solstice" as in the light and dark struggling for dominance, and of course, it is clear in the story's timeline that Sheila's darkness takes control of their friendship toward the winter solstice, and Monica (the "blond, light" presence) attempts to take control approaching the summer solstice. However, there are no clear answers here. A great read.
heart of sky
Oates has long been one of my favorite authors. I read this book a long time ago, and decided it would be a good gift for one of my granddaughters. It's the story of a complex friendship of an older woman and a younger one, taking place over one solstice. The writing is terrific and the relationship interesting and complicated as they face different events in their own lives. Few other writers know this much about women, what they learn from each other and what their exchanges are that make them so rewarding. Haven't heard an assessment from the granddaughter.
Arador
I love this book and read it years ago - lost it - and bought it again to put on my shelf - don't do that with very many books anymore. JCO is just a phenomenal writer - I also liked the setting in Bucks County PA, the art scene depicted, etc. - one of my favorite shorter JCO novels.
Dordred
I've read quite a few Oates novels and short stories and this is one that stands out. The two women characters were fascinating, as well as their relationship that's constantly fluctuating, nearly causing the professional demise of both. It's shorter than her standard novels, but the characters are well-rounded and developed. This is a great read for a rainy weekend.
Kefrannan
This has been one of my favorite Joyce Carol Oates reads, because it covers one of my favorite themes she hits upon--a friendship or relationship, unusual in its beginning or unexpected in who is matched up with who, begin to grow exponentially at a feverish pace, until it comes to some dramatic or unexpected conclusion.
That relationship in this book is between a schoolteacher, Monica and her famous artist neighbor, Sheila. I was reading, at the same time, Michael Cunningham's BY NIGHTFALL, and found some reoccurring themes, most notably, the personality of a famous artist. Also, the emptiness and vapidness of high society, and its allure, as when Monica gets caught up in Sheila's dramatic and sometimes melodramatic life.
As with all of these intense relationships created by Oates, I was sucked into it as was Monica. I have this affinity to Oates' books, in that, I seem to get as caught up in the same whirlwind as her characters, and find I cannot put the book down. If I do, I am haunted by it, and want to pick it up again, to be submerged in the craziness and chaos of the relationships. Everything started off so simple and harmless, and events and thoughts and decisions just keep coming at you, and find that the "logic" that gets her characters from A to B has seduced into its web. You find yourself seeing and experiencing and feeling everything as the characters do. Then, when it starts to feel off, you have gone along so far with it, that you are trapped, and can't help believe all the crazy stuff, as if it were a nightmare. I do not know how JCO gets so far into the craziness and madness of a troubled mind, and is not a gibbering lunatic herself. I also do not know if I was supposed to laugh or cry, mock or take seriously. I haven't felt this undecided about tone, since I watched to movie SAFE, with Julianne Moore, and that's a good thing. You don't know what to do, and yet you go along, unable to stop reading.
Sometimes, it is a little off-putting when the author decided to repeat certain adjectives and descriptions of people. Sheila always had a wide mouth and derisive eyes. Monica was always sloe-eyed. But, still, these women were full sketched-out people. Monica, who couldn't seem to stay away from or refuse Sheila, despite her behavior, reminded me of a bully in school, that I was "friends" with, even though he wanted me to always let him copy and give him answers. I couldn't resist being friends with him. Also, JCO captured one's inability or articulate strong feeling, and how they sometimes are two things at the same time.
The book was fantastic, lurid, gothic, tragic, shocking, and written well. She is so great because she can be both pulp, and literature, base and prolific. Most people have the shocks and nothing underneath, like the rash of exploitative torture and horro movies lately. Her books stick with you, since behind all of the shock is solid, amazing writing. Great for fans of SWF, IDENTITY, MULHOLAND DRIVE, THREE WOMEN, or any such intense relationship, switcheroo thingy.
Vojar
Joyce Carol Oates can do anything in literary terms. Her productivity is legion. Her presentation in this book is arch, knowing. The heroine, Monica, is self-conscious. This is a story about a succubus. It is claustrophobic by intention.

Monica has a cul-de-sac in her life. Sheila Trask, an artist, is a neighbor in Glenkill. To teach at a private boys school is perceived as a downward trend for Monica Jensen, a golden girl. In October Sheila Trask pays a visit. The two women commence to see each other. They have intense conversations. Sheila had been married to an older man, another high-flying artist. She has mercurial moods. Everyone at the school knows of Monica's friendship with Sheila.

Sheila feels that Monica is being exploited by the academy. When Sheila goes away, Monica's life fills up with other people. Later on Monica becomes a sort of household manager for Sheila as the artist readies her pieces for a show.

The author's exposition of the nature of friendship is focused, anguished, and satisfactory.
Tetaian
Don't let the fact I only gave this book three stars deter anyone from buying this book. "Solstice" is a good read in the traditional Joyce Carol Oates tradition -- lots of reflection, oblique references to past events leading to current madness, a slightly ironic tone. I enjoyed reading the interaction between Monica and Sheila, how they both seemed to need each other, yet could bring out the worst in each other. However, I never understood why Monica became so obsessed with Sheila and her work. Opposites may attract, but these two women don't even have opposites in common, other than in Sheila's dark looks and Monica's blonde radiance. They are simply two completely different women. I suspect this book is best suited to reading in a college classroom setting, with ample opportunities for discussion and feedback on what this book "means." Or perhaps as a book club selection. I admit defeat -- I alone could not decipher it.