Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Oates, Joyce Carol
|In which novel is the main character seen from the eyes of outsiders for well over half of the book before it shifts to the main character's perspective?||The Works of Joyce Carol Oates
Broke Heart Blues. In "Broke Heart Blues," loner John Reddy Heart is idolized by his peers, especially the girls in the affluent town where he lives through his teen years. It isn't until the novel is more than half finished and we see things from his point of view that we learn his life was far from glamorous and that none of his peers really knew him at all.
Solstice. After writing three "gothic" novels, set primarily in the 19th Century ("Bellefleur," 1980; "A Bloodsmoor Romance," 1982; and "Mysteries of Winterthurn," 1984), Oates returned to modern times with "Solstice," a short novel which delves into the friendship of two women. After a long series of 20th Century novels, Oates again returned to the previous era with her story of a turn-of-the-century con artist family in "My Heart Laid Bare."
Black Water. Oates again goes where few have gone before by choosing a dead girl as her narrator in "Black Water."
Foxfire. The 1996 film "Foxfire" was based on Oates' novel "Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang." Treat Williams seduces teenaged Laura Dern in "Smooth Talk," based on Oates story, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" The film won the Grand Jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1986. Ann-Margret and Kirstie Alley both appeared in "Blonde," which was based on Oates' novel about Norma Jeane Baker (Marilyn Monroe) and debuted on CBS in 2001. "We Were the Mulvaneys" was also adapted for the small screen in 2002 and starred Blythe Danner and Beau Bridges.
|Which novel takes place primarily on a college campus, mirroring a setting very familiar to Princeton professor Joyce Carol Oates?||The Works of Joyce Carol Oates
Unholy Loves. "Unholy Loves" is the story of professor Brigit Stott and her struggles with the politics of academia.
Lauren Kelly and Rosamond Smith. As of April 2005, Joyce Carol Oates had published eight novels under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith and one novel under the pseudonym Lauren Kelly.
You Must Remember This. "You Must Remember This" delves into an incestuous relationship between teenaged Enid Stevick and her father's half-brother. Later, writing under a pseudonym in "Take Me, Take Me With You," Oates again tackles this topic as the quiet main character hooks up with her newfound half-brother.
Wonderland. "I'll Take You There" deals with a young white undergraduate and her relationship with an older black graduate student. In "Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart," a bond is formed between Iris Courtney, a white girl, and Jinx Fairchild, the black boy who kills a man to protect her. In "I Lock the Door Upon Myself," a married white mother pursues a relationship with a black itinerant worker, and the consequences are dire.
|What Joyce Carol Oates work features a girl from a family of migrant farmers who eventually marries a rich man?||Works of Joyce Carol Oates
Garden of Earthly Delights. Oates reworked this early novel, which was based loosely on the story of her grandfather.
Marya: A Life. Following a young lady from childhood molestation, to leaving her past behind.