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Where I've been and where I'm going, essays, reviews, prose, by Joyce Carol Oates

Where I've been and where I'm going, essays, reviews, prose, by Joyce Carol Oates
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Where I've been and where I'm going
Responsibility statement
by Joyce Carol Oates
Sub title
essays, reviews, prose
Table Of Contents
Part 1; Where is an author? -- Where is an author? -- "In olden times, when wishing was having..." (classic and contemporary fairy tales) -- The aesthetics of fear -- Art and ethics? The f(u)tility of art -- The romance of art; four brief pieces (the romance of art, first principles, transformations of play, the artist as perpetual antagonist -- "Zero at the Bone"; despair as sin and enlightenment -- Art and "Victim Art" -- On fiction in factPart II; "I had no other thrill or happiness"; reviews, review-essays, journalism -- F. Scott Fitzgerald revisited -- Raymond Chandler; genre and "art" -- Rene Magritte; art contra art -- After the road; the art of Jack Kerouac -- Haunted Sylvia Plath -- The enigmatic art of Paul Bowles -- Jean Stafford; biography as pathography -- To bedlam; Anne Sexton -- Bellow's portraits -- John Updike's Rabbit -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s Colored People -- John Edgar Wideman; memoir and fiction -- Exile and homeland; Brian Moore -- Updike Toward the End of Time -- Inside the locked room; P.D. James -- A dream of justice; Dorothy L. Sayers -- Lost in boxing -- The miniaturist art of Grace Paley -- American views; Elizabeth Hardwick -- Three American gothics (Jeffrey Dahmer, November 1994, Timothy James McVeigh, May 1995, Mike Tyson, July 1997) -- "I had no other thrill or happiness"; the literature of serial killersPart III; "The madness of art"; essays and introductions -- "Then all collapsed"; tragic Melville -- The essential Emily Dickinson -- "The madness of art"; Henry James's "The Middle Years" -- The riddle of Christina Rossettti's "Goblin Market" -- Rediscovering Harold Frederic's The Damnation of Theron Ware -- Tragic Conrad; Heart of Darkness and The Secret Shaver -- Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman; a celebration -- Killer kids -- Workings of Grace; Flannery O'Connor's "The Artificial Nigger" -- Edward Hopper's Nighthawks, 1942; painting and poem -- The Artist Looks at Nature; some works of Charles Sheeler (1883-1965)Part IV; Where I've been, and where I'm going; prefaces, afterwords; -- Expensive people; the confessions of a "Minor Character" -- Wonderland revisited -- "American, Abroad" -- "Why don't you come live with me it's time" -- Foxfire; confessions of a girl gang -- "You Petted Me, and I Followed You Home" -- "Mark of Stan" -- Will you always love me? -- "Ghost Girls"

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