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The Resource Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates

Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates

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Beautiful days : stories
Title
Beautiful days
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, mysterious and surreal, and perfectly pitched for the confusion of the current political landscape,including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien". In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unlike ourselves, who assert their independence in acts of bold and often irrevocable defiance. "Fleuve Bleu" exemplifies the rich sensuousness of Oates's prose as lovers married to other persons vow to establish, in their intimacy, a ruthlessly honest, truth-telling authenticity missing elsewhere in their complicated lives, with unexpected results. In "Big Burnt," set on lushly rendered Lake George, in the Adirondacks, a cunningly manipulative university professor exploits a too-trusting woman in a way she could never have anticipated. "The Nice Girl" depicts a young woman who has been, through her life, infuriatingly "nice," until she is forced to come to terms with the raw desperation of her deepest self. In a more experimental but no less intimate mode, "Les beaux jours" examines the ambiguities of an intensely erotic, exploitative relationship between a "master" artist and his adoring young female model. And the tragic "Undocumented Alien" depicts a young African student enrolled in an American university who is suddenly stripped of his student visa and forced to undergo a terrifying test of courage. In these stories, as elsewhere in her fiction, Joyce Carol Oates exhibits her fascination with the social, psychological, and moral boundaries that govern our behavior--until the hour when they do not"--
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DLC
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paramours
  • College teachers
  • Artists
  • Artists' models
  • Students
  • Man-woman relationships
  • George, Lake (N.Y. : Lake)
Label
Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fleuve bleu -- Big burnt -- Owl eyes -- Except you bless me -- The quiet car -- The bereaved -- Les beaux jours -- Fractal -- Undocumented alien -- Donald Barthelme saved from oblivion -- The memorial field at Hazard, Minnesota
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
[ix], 334 pages
Isbn
9780062795786
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017038048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fleuve bleu -- Big burnt -- Owl eyes -- Except you bless me -- The quiet car -- The bereaved -- Les beaux jours -- Fractal -- Undocumented alien -- Donald Barthelme saved from oblivion -- The memorial field at Hazard, Minnesota
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
[ix], 334 pages
Isbn
9780062795786
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2017038048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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