Joyce Carol Oates: Conversations

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An incisive collection of interviews with one of the leading lights of American writing. Joyce Carol Oates has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers "We Were the Mulvaneys" and "Blonde," which was nominated for the National Book Award.

In her acceptance speech for the National Book Award in 1970, Joyce Carol Oates remarked that "language is all we have to pit against death and silence." In this remarkable new collection of interviews spanning more than 35 years of Oates's career, she talks candidly and insightfully about literature, the writing life, her background, and many other topics. These interviews should interest not only Oates's many fans but anyone who cares about contemporary American literature.

The interviews range from Robert Phillip's in "The Paris Review" to Lawrence Grobel's in "Playboy," Though previously published, often in literary magazines, the majority have never appeared in book form.

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