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The Resource Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates

Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates

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Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life
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Soul at the white heat
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inspiration, obsession, and the writing life
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Joyce Carol Oates
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eng
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A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates. "Why do we write?" With this question, Joyce Carol Oates begins an imaginative exploration of the writing life, and all its attendant anxieties, joys, and futilities, in this collection of seminal essays and criticism. Leading her quest is a desire to understand the source of the writer's inspiration-do subjects haunt those that might bring them back to life until the writer submits? Or does something "happen" to us, a sudden ignition of a burning flame? Can the appearance of a muse-like Other bring about a writer's best work? In Soul at the White Heat, Oates deploys her keenest critical faculties, conjuring contemporary and past voices whose work she deftly and creatively dissects for clues to these elusive questions. Virginia Woolf, John Updike, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, J. M. Coetzee, Margaret Atwood, Joan Didion, Zadie Smith, and many others appear as predecessors and peers-material through which Oates sifts in acting as literary detective, philosopher, and student. The book is at its most thrilling when watching the writer herself at work, and Oates provides rare insight into her own process, in candid, self-aware dispatches from the author's own writing room. Longtime admirers of Joyce Carol Oates's novels as well as her prose will discover much to be inspired by and obsess upon themselves in this inventive collection from an American master
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A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
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814/.54
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • American literature
  • English literature
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adult
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inspiration, obsession, and the writing life
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Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates
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multicolored
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MWT12457843
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1 online resource.
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9780062564535
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computer
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12457843
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Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12457843
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780062564535
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT12457843
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remote
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12457843
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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