American Melancholy by Joyce Carol Oates audiobook

American Melancholy: Poems

By Joyce Carol Oates
Read by Cheryl Smith

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780063035263

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799948636

  • ISBN: 9781799948629

  • ISBN: 9781799948643

Runtime: 1.89 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A new collection of poetry from an American literary legend, her first in twenty-five years Joyce Carol Oates is one of our most insightful observers of the human heart and mind, and, with her acute social consciousness, one of the most insistent and inspired witnesses of a shared American history.

Oates is perhaps best known for her prodigious output of novels and short stories, many of which have become contemporary classics. However, Oates has also always been a faithful writer of poetry. American Melancholy showcases some of her finest work of the last few decades.

Covering subjects big and small, and written in an immediate and engaging style, this collection touches on both the personal and political. Loss, love, and memory are investigated, along with the upheavals of our modern age, the reality of our current predicaments, and the ravages of poverty, racism, and social unrest. Oates skillfully writes characters ranging from a former doctor at a Chinese People’s Liberation Army hospital to Little Albert, a six-month-old infant who took part in a famous study that revealed evidence of classical conditioning in human beings. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Joyce Carol Oates is a ventriloquist of mind.” Chase Twichell, author of Things as It Is

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Author Bio: Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates, an award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, and novellas, is the author of some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including two New York Times bestsellers. Her books have won the National Book Award, O. Henry Award, the Jerusalem Prize, and the National Humanities Medal, among others. Her work has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize several times. She has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Poetry
Runtime: 1.89
Audience: Adult
Language: English