A Barbarous Eden: Joyce Carol Oates's First Collection
Examines Joyce Carol Oates' short story `By the North Gate.' Portrayal of the post-Depression rural poor; Investigation of women's experience in a patriarchal mid-twentieth century culture; Exhibition of the influence of Nietzsche.
Studies in Short Fiction
Johnson, Greg. "A Barbarous Eden: Joyce Carol Oates's First Collection." Studies in Short Fiction 30.1 (1993) 1-14.