High Lonesome (Hardcover)
Ecco, 9780060501198, 672pp.
Publication Date: April 11, 2006
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An unprecedented collection of the best of Joyce Carol Oates's short stories combined with eleven new stories
No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates, and High Lonesome: Selected Stories, 1966-2006 gathers stories from Oates's seminal collections, including The Wheel of Love (1970), Marriages and Infidelities (1972), and Heat (1991), arranged by decade. All demonstrate what the Chicago Tribune has praised: "the fierce originality of Oates's voice and vision, but also how she has imbued the American short story with an edgy vitality and raw social surfaces."
About the Author
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.
Praise For High Lonesome: Stories 1966-2006…
— Los Angeles Times
“This big, lavish collection will do for Oates what similar volumes did for Katherine Anne Porter and John Cheever.”
— Houston Chronicle
“This collection of stories that Oates feels are her best is as significant as it is breathtaking.”
“Illustrious author Joyce Carol Oates is back with a seminal collection spanning five decades...This anthology is a must-read.”
— Harper's Bazaar