Where I've Been, and Where I'm Going (Paperback)

Essays, Reviews, Prose

By Joyce Carol Oates

Plume, 9780452280533, 450pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 1999

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This compilation of nearly 50 recent essays and reviews by one of America's leading literary figures demonstrates Joyce Carol Oates's passionate and wide-ranging interests. Fairytales ancient and modern, the literature of serial killers, surrealist art. boxing -- these are but a few of the subjects to which Oates turns her formidable intelligence. From studies of literary and art history, to examinations of the creative process and the role Of the artist in society. Oates's eloquent and thought-provoking commentaries remind us of the pleasures of the essay form. Included here are significant studies of such literary personalities as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Raymond Chandler. Sylvia Plath and Paul Bowles. among others. Where I've Been, and Where I'm Going also features Oates's writings about her own work, including essays on Expensive People. Wonderland, and Foxfire. Like her 1988 collection. (Woman) Writer: Occasions and Opportunities, these fascinating essays are a privileged glimpse into one of the most fascinating minds of our era.