High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Fiction - 688 pages
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No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven new tales that further demonstrate the breathtaking artistry and striking originality of an incomparable talent who "has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces" (Chicago Tribune).

 

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HIGH LONESOME: New & Collected Stories: 1966-2006

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

An imposing collection of 35 stories.Of the 25 stories reprinted here from earlier volumes, the best include a searching treatment of religious experience ("In the Region of Ice"); rich homages to ... Read full review

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User Review  - johnleague - LibraryThing

High Lonesome is substantial. Both as physical object, a retrospective (of sorts) and a collection, it is a significant book. Joyce Carol Oates' self-selected tales run the gamut from haunting tales ... Read full review

Contents

Spider
SoftCore The Gathering Squall
High Lonesome
Fat Man My Love
The 1960s
Where Are You GoingWhere Have You Been?
The 1970s
Small Avalanches
Concerning the Caseof Bobbie

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Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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