Tag Archives: Joyce Carol Oates

The Craftsmanship Talk

We were meant to ruin our lives in service to art. That’s the price and the privilege. Continue reading

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Perspective on Bad Reviews

Writers seek a style that’s instantly identifiable for paragraphs taken out of context like with Flannery O’Conner, Margaret Atwood, or even Joyce Carol Oates. O’Conner was slammed for too much violence, Atwood for word smithing, and Oates for, well, everything. Continue reading

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