Johnson reveals little-known facts about Oates's personal and family history and debunks many of the myths that have arisen about this brilliant, enigmatic woman. Johnson takes readers from Oates's impoverished childhood in upstate New York and the birth of her autistic sister through Oates's studies at Syracuse University, where her talent was immediately recognized, to the full breadth of her astonishingly productive career. His astute examination of Oates's novels, short stories, and plays demonstrates how her art has been informed by her life.
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Greg Johnson is the author of the widely praised novel Pagan Babies, and his short stories have won national awards. His critical works include Understanding Joyce Carol Oates and Joyce Carol Oates: A Study of the Short Fiction. Johnson lives in Atlanta, where he received his Ph.D. in American Literature from Emory University. He is now a professor of English at Kennesaw State University, where he teaches in the graduate writing program.
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Book Description Plume. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0452279712
Book Description Plume. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110452279712