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Woman Writer: Occasions and Opportunities

Oates, Joyce Carol

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ISBN 10: 0525246525 / ISBN 13: 9780525246527
Published by Dutton, New York, 1988
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Woman Writer: Occasions and Opportunities

Publisher: Dutton, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Twenty-seven essays touch upon everything from Moby Dick to Boxing, cover literati from Emily Dickinson to Kafka, and take up the fiery debate over differences and similarities between male and female writers

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The variety of topics covered in this collection of 27 essays is as remarkable as the proliferation of insights each contains. There are essays on somewhat general subjectssuch as the creative impulse, what it means to be a woman writer though the imagination is genderless and the abundance of "wonderlands" in our culture (vide Plato, Poe, Frankenstein , Lewis Carroll, Kafka et al . )and invigorating re-explorations of individual writers such as Melville, Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Bronte, R. L. Stevenson and Hemingway. There are occasional pieces on, for example, Mike Tyson, Winslow Homer's paintings and meeting the Gorbachevs; a Budapest journal; and prefaces to Oates's own novels. Oates ( Contraries , New Heaven, New Earth ) is a master of compact summary ("Only the imagery of Kafka's surfaces is dreamlike; what lies beneath is history"); and she has an almost impish ability to surprise, as when she tells us criticism is a form of storytelling, food a kind of poetry. Major ad/promo.
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