The Resource Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates

Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
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, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien." In the diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explores 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"--
  • "A new collection of stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, mysterious and surreal, and perfectly pitched for the confusion of the current political landscape"--
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Summary
A new collection of 13 stories by the National Book Award-winning author of We Were the Mulvaneys includes her Pushcart Prize-winning "Undocumented Alien" and features protagonists who harbor secret inner lives and assert their independence through bold, often irrevocable acts of defiance
Storyline
Pace
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619962
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
A6 2018eb
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Short Stories (single author)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Psychological
  • Women
  • Girls
  • Danger perception
  • American fiction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories
Label
Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
on1022267376
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062795809
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8104B48F-1F5A-4E4E-9029-40D315C11873
Label
Beautiful days : stories, Joyce Carol Oates
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
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
Control code
on1022267376
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (334 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062795809
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
8104B48F-1F5A-4E4E-9029-40D315C11873

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