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Joyce Oates


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Joyce Oates is an American writer. Oates published her first book in 1963 and has since published 58 novels, as well as a number of plays and novellas, and many volumes of short stories, poetry, and nonfiction.
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The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News
Kevin Young - Sep 04, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction“There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want. Unexpectedly essential.”—Marlon JamesAward-winning poet and critic Kevin Young tours us through a rogue’s gallery of hoaxers, plagiarists, forgers, and fakers—from the humbug of P. T. Barnu...
Joyce Oates
Jul 27, 2020
great book but will need to be updated as soon as T***p leaves office. in fact, a whole new book BUNK II: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet will likely be required.      source
Three Rings
A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate
Daniel Mendelsohn - Sep 08, 2020
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In this genre-defying book, best-selling memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn explores the mysterious links between the randomness of the lives we lead and the artfulness of the stories we tell.Combining memoir, biography, history, and literary criticism, Three Rings weaves together the stories of three exiled writers who turned to the classics o...
Joyce Oates
Jul 14, 2020
a brilliant, erudite, warmly narrated work-- unclassifiable, like all of Daniel Mendelsohn's books.      source
The Varieties of Religious Experience
A Study in Human Nature
William James - May 08, 2019 (first published in 1901)
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"I am neither a theologian, nor a scholar learned in the history of religions, nor an anthropologist. Psychology is the only branch of learning in which I am particularly versed. To the psychologist the religious propensities of man must be at least as interesting as any other of the facts pertaining to his mental constitution. It would seem, there...
Joyce Oates
Jul 12, 2020
James is so wonderful. "The Varieties of Religious Experience" is a great, great book. each chapter marvelous. James reveals himself in a footnote. imagine--Henry James's "less superficial" brother.      source
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What Is the Grass
Walt Whitman in My Life
Mark Doty - Apr 14, 2020
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Effortlessly blending biography, criticism, and memoir, National Book Awardwinning poet and best-selling memoirist Mark Doty explores his personal quest for Walt Whitman.Mark Doty has always felt haunted by Walt Whitmans bold, new American voice, and by his equally radical claims about body and soul and what it means to be a self. In What Is the Gr...
Joyce Oates
Mar 11, 2020
Highly recommend Mark Doty’s brilliant new book.      source
Making a New Science
James Gleick - Jan 01, 1996 (first published in 1987)
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Few writers distinguish themselves by their ability to write about complicated, even obscure topics clearly and engagingly. In Chaos, James Gleick, a former science writer for the New York Times, shows that he resides in this exclusive category. Here he takes on the job of depicting the first years of the study of chaos--the seemingly random patter...
Joyce Oates
Sep 26, 2015
An excellent book, suffused with poetry. A 20th-century classic.      source
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