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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
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, 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 aging, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgewood 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? In "The Sign of the Beast," when a former Sunday school teacher's corpse turns up, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder--but is he really responsible? Another young outsider, Horace Phineas Love, Jr., is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in "Night-Gaunts," a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft. Reveling in the uncanny and richly in conversation with other creative minds, Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing--and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Summary
A collection of short stories includes "The Sign of the Beast," in which a former Sunday school teacher's corpse turns up and an adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10664759
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
  • 1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Oates, Joyce Carol
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adultery
  • Sex
  • Murder
  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Grove Atlantic, Inc
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
391 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683249085
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2018025209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039242605
Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Regular print version previously published by: Grove Atlantic, Inc
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
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Center Point large print edition.
Extent
391 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683249085
Isbn Type
(hbk. : lg. print)
Lccn
2018025209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1039242605

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