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The Resource Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates

Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates

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Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life
Title
Soul at the white heat
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inspiration, obsession, and the writing life
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Joyce Carol Oates
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A new collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration from National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates. "Why do we write?" With this question, Joyce Carol Oates begins an imaginative exploration of the writing life, and all its attendant anxieties, joys, and futilities, in this collection of seminal essays and criticism. Leading her quest is a desire to understand the source of the writer's inspiration--do subjects haunt those that might bring them back to life until the writer submits? Or does something "happen" to us, a sudden ignition of a burning flame? Can the appearance of a muse-like Other bring about a writer's best work? --Publisher's description
  • A collection of critical and personal essays on writing, obsession, and inspiration allows the author to play literary detective while dissecting the work of other authors and herself
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10529046
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YDXCP
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1938-
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Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
essays
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True
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  • Authorship
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • American literature
  • English literature
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inspiration, obsession, and the writing life
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Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates
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Publication
Copyright
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Critical and personal essays
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • My life in Middlemarch : Rebecca Mead
  • Charles Dickens : a life : Claire Tomalin
  • "The King of Weird" : H.P. Lovecraft
  • My faraway one : selected letters of Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz
  • Simenons
  • Two American prose masters : Ellison, Updike
  • A visit with Doris Lessing (1973)
  • III.
  • Contemporaries.
  • The childhood of Jesus : J.M. Coetzee
  • I.
  • The detective as visionary : Derek Raymond
  • "Catastrophe in art" : Julian Barnes
  • "When the legend becomes fact" : Larry McMurtry
  • Paper losses : Lorrie Moore
  • Emotions of man and animals : Karen Joy Fowler
  • Wiindigoo justice : Louise Erdrich
  • In other worlds : Margaret Atwood
  • The storyteller of the "shattered personality" : Patrick McGrath
  • Why be happy when you could be normal? : Jeanette Winterson
  • Diminished things : Anne Tyler
  • The writing life.
  • Smiling woman : Margaret Drabble
  • The inventions of Jerome Charyn
  • "After Auschwitz" : Martin Amis
  • London NW : Zadie Smith
  • Joan Didion : risk and triumph
  • Unflinching about women : the short stories of Lucia Berlin
  • Edna O'Brien : The little red chairs
  • "Disputed truth" : Mike Tyson
  • The fighter : a film by David O. Russell
  • The mystery of Muhammad Ali
  • Is the uninspired life worth living?
  • IV.
  • Real life.
  • A visit to San Quentin (2011)
  • This I believe : five motives for writing
  • Anatomy of a story
  • The writing room
  • II.
  • Classics.
Control code
ocn941443127
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780062564504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)941443127
Label
Soul at the white heat : inspiration, obsession, and the writing life, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Critical and personal essays
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • My life in Middlemarch : Rebecca Mead
  • Charles Dickens : a life : Claire Tomalin
  • "The King of Weird" : H.P. Lovecraft
  • My faraway one : selected letters of Georgia O'Keefe and Alfred Stieglitz
  • Simenons
  • Two American prose masters : Ellison, Updike
  • A visit with Doris Lessing (1973)
  • III.
  • Contemporaries.
  • The childhood of Jesus : J.M. Coetzee
  • I.
  • The detective as visionary : Derek Raymond
  • "Catastrophe in art" : Julian Barnes
  • "When the legend becomes fact" : Larry McMurtry
  • Paper losses : Lorrie Moore
  • Emotions of man and animals : Karen Joy Fowler
  • Wiindigoo justice : Louise Erdrich
  • In other worlds : Margaret Atwood
  • The storyteller of the "shattered personality" : Patrick McGrath
  • Why be happy when you could be normal? : Jeanette Winterson
  • Diminished things : Anne Tyler
  • The writing life.
  • Smiling woman : Margaret Drabble
  • The inventions of Jerome Charyn
  • "After Auschwitz" : Martin Amis
  • London NW : Zadie Smith
  • Joan Didion : risk and triumph
  • Unflinching about women : the short stories of Lucia Berlin
  • Edna O'Brien : The little red chairs
  • "Disputed truth" : Mike Tyson
  • The fighter : a film by David O. Russell
  • The mystery of Muhammad Ali
  • Is the uninspired life worth living?
  • IV.
  • Real life.
  • A visit to San Quentin (2011)
  • This I believe : five motives for writing
  • Anatomy of a story
  • The writing room
  • II.
  • Classics.
Control code
ocn941443127
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 390 pages
Isbn
9780062564504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)941443127

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