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The Resource Invisible writer : a biography of Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Johnson

Invisible writer : a biography of Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Johnson

Label
Invisible writer : a biography of Joyce Carol Oates
Title
Invisible writer
Title remainder
a biography of Joyce Carol Oates
Statement of responsibility
Greg Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Invisible Writer, the first full-length, authorized biography of this complex and gifted writer, author and literary critic Greg Johnson examines the mysteries and myths that have attended Oates's remarkable career. Granted privileged access to her private letters and journals, and drawing upon hundreds of extensive interviews with family, friends, colleagues, and Oates herself, Johnson develops his portrait of an "invisible writer" whose carefully guarded private world proves as fascinating as her well-publicized literary career. Oates's own life was marked by the same chaos, violence, and dark twists of fate that would later beset her fictional characters and create her obsession with what she calls "the phantasmagoria of personality." Here is the child born into poverty in the desolate heart of upstate New York; a girl shadowed by emotional terrors; a young woman drawn at an early age into an intensely private world of the intellect and imagination. We learn of her relationship with her autistic sister, Lynn, her mirror image - and a child without words; of her spectacular early success and subsequent conflicts with a sexist and hostile literary establishment; and of the near breakdown in the face of overwhelming media attention
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Greg
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
Z685 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Authors, American
Label
Invisible writer : a biography of Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In the north country -- 2. "The girl who wrote on the edges" : 1938-50 -- 3. The romance of solitude: 1950-56 -- 4. Syracuse: 1956-60 -- 5. New directions: 1960-62 -- 6. "An entirely new world" : Detroit, 1962-64 -- 7. "Violence all around me" : Detroit, 1965-67 -- 8. A house in Windsor: 1968-70 -- 9. Transformation of being: Hollywood and London, 1971-72 -- 10. The visionary gleam: 1973-75 -- 11. Invisisble woman: 1976-77 -- 12. "Moving to Princeton, moving to Bellefleur": 1978-80 -- 13. The gothic wonderland: 1981-84 -- 14. Woman of letters: 1985-90 -- 15. What she lives for: 1991-98
Control code
ocm37594317
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 492 pages
Isbn
9780452279711
Lccn
97034996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37594317
Label
Invisible writer : a biography of Joyce Carol Oates, Greg Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-475) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. In the north country -- 2. "The girl who wrote on the edges" : 1938-50 -- 3. The romance of solitude: 1950-56 -- 4. Syracuse: 1956-60 -- 5. New directions: 1960-62 -- 6. "An entirely new world" : Detroit, 1962-64 -- 7. "Violence all around me" : Detroit, 1965-67 -- 8. A house in Windsor: 1968-70 -- 9. Transformation of being: Hollywood and London, 1971-72 -- 10. The visionary gleam: 1973-75 -- 11. Invisisble woman: 1976-77 -- 12. "Moving to Princeton, moving to Bellefleur": 1978-80 -- 13. The gothic wonderland: 1981-84 -- 14. Woman of letters: 1985-90 -- 15. What she lives for: 1991-98
Control code
ocm37594317
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 492 pages
Isbn
9780452279711
Lccn
97034996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)37594317

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