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The Resource Beasts, Joyce Carol Oates

Beasts, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
Beasts
Title
Beasts
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A bright, talented junior at Catamount College in the druggy 1970s, Gillian Brauer strives to realize more than a poet's craft in her workshop with the charismatic, anti-establishment professor Andre Harrow. For Gillian has fallen in love - with Harrow, with his aesthetic sensibility and bohemian lifestyle, with his secluded cottage on Brierly Lane, with the mystique of his imposing, russet-haired French wife, Dorcas. A sculptress, Dorcas has outraged the campus and alumnae with the crude, primitive, larger than life-sized wooden totems that she has exhibited under the motto "We are Beasts and This is Our Consolation."" As if mesmerized, Gillian enters the rarefied world of the Harrows. She surrenders to their cassoulets, Quaaludes, and intimacies. She is special, even though she knows her classmates Marisa and Sybil and the exotic, mysterious Dominique have preceded her here. She is helpless, she is powerful. And she will learn in full the meaning of Dorcas's provocative motto. --Publisher description
Summary
Gillian Brauer, a college junior in the 1970's, falls in love with the bohemian lifestyle of Professor Andre Harrow and his wife, Dorcas, a sculptor, and as she becomes addicted to their world she learns the meaning of Dorcas's motto, "we are beasts and this is our consolation."
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
067569
Cataloging source
XCX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
Fic
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College students
  • College teachers
  • College teachers' spouses
  • College students
  • College teachers
  • College teachers' spouses
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
Beasts, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"An Otto Penzler book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51688263
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780786711031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51688263
Label
Beasts, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Note
"An Otto Penzler book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm51688263
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780786711031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51688263

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