Joyce Carol Oates

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Oates Gets her Goth On

Joyce Carol Oates has written in all manner of modes and genres — naturalistic fiction, suspense novels (under the pseudonyms Rosamond Smith and Lauren Kelly), plays, poetry, memoir, and essays.

By LISA WEIDENFELD  |  March 22, 2013

Hit men

At least one passage in Four Kings will get George Kimball cursed out in local bars.  
George Kimball's Four Kings KO's the last golden era of boxing
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  October 02, 2008

War, peace, and Robert Pinsky

Every few years, a fall publishing season emerges that should remind us that Boston could be the literary epicenter of America.
The season's fiction, non-fiction, and poetry
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  September 12, 2007

Good reads

According to the Greeks, spring is the season of rebirth, when Persephone was released from Hades and mom Demeter celebrated with flowers.
From Roth to Hall, and non-fiction, too
By JOHN FREEMAN  |  March 09, 2006