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The Resource Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense
Title
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing - and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves. Six feverishly unsettling works. A woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926 , the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. In 'The Long-Legged Girl,' an ageing, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgwood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest? Reveling in the uncanny, this taut collection stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing - and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves
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Cataloging source
AUPTL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The woman in the window -- The long-legged girl -- Sign of the beast -- The experimental subject -- Walking wounded -- Night-gaunts
Control code
22228465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781788543699
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018023865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The woman in the window -- The long-legged girl -- Sign of the beast -- The experimental subject -- Walking wounded -- Night-gaunts
Control code
22228465
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9781788543699
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2018023865
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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