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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Oates, Joyce Carol Born 1938. American writer whose works often concern love and violence in American society. Among her novels are A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967), Bellefleur (1980), and American Appetites (1989).
  • Oates, Titus 1649-1705. English conspirator. His story of a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1678) resulted in the execution of many innocent Catholics.

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  • proper n. A surname.

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  • n. English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649-1705)
  • n. United States writer (born in 1938)

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  • With the unflinching candor and sym­pathy for which Joyce Carol Oates is celebrated, these fourteen stories examine the intimate lives of contemporary American families: the tangled ties between generations, the desperationand the covert, radiant happinessof loving more than one is loved in return.

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  • "Oates is a master at injecting potent personal and social psychology into the lean musculature of a thriller, a feat that, in this case, starkly exposes key paradoxes at work in the American soul."

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  • Oates is supremely atmospheric, erotic, and suspenseful in this virtuoso novel of identity, power, and moral reckoning.

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  • While the lurid events of some stories have a ripped-from-the-headlines feel, Oates is never merely sensational, tracking hidden motives and emotions with a sharp eye for psychological detaileverything conveyed in lucid, rhythmic prose.

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  • Oates is in top form as she creates a narrative voice that is bitter and humorous yet sympathetic, building to a dramatic and satisfying resolution.

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  • What has always astonished me about Oates is that she is so astonishingly prolific, while holding a full-time job in academia, etc.

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