I Lock My Door Upon Myself

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Ecco Press, 1990 - Fiction - 98 pages
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A fictional biography of Edith Margaret Freilicht offers a complex portrait of the willful, eccentric, and enigmatic "Calla"--an elusive woman who views her world as through a dream--and her relationship with Tyrell Thompson, an itinerant black farm worker

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Set in the turn of the last century, young Calla Honeystone's care falls on relatives. She's a strange child who grows more weird and uncivilized in her teens, and the relatives decide she'd better be ... Read full review

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“I Lock My Door upon Myself”, is a captivating novella by Joyce Carol Oates. She is a master at depicting unusual characters housed within a chilling tale. Once again, she does not let us down. Praise ... Read full review

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Joyce Carol Oates was born on June 16, 1938 in Lockport, New York. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Syracuse University and a master's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin. She is the author of numerous novels and collections of short stories. Her works include We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, Bellefleur, You Must Remember This, Because It Is Bitter, Because It Is My Heart, Solstice, Marya : A Life, and Give Me Your Heart. She has received numerous awards including the National Book Award for Them, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Lifetime Achievement in American Literature. She also wrote a series of suspense novels under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith. She worked as a professor of English at the University of Windsor, before becoming the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She and her late husband Raymond J. Smith operated a small press and published a literary magazine, The Ontario Review.

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