Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-....

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Birth 1938-06-16

Biographical notes:

As the winner of the National Book Award for her 1970 novel Them and the recipient of four O. Henry awards and numerous other literary prizes, Joyce Carol Oates is among the most distinguished writers in the United States. In her considerable body of work, she has created an array of male and female protagonists from a diversity of regional, economic, and occupational backgrounds. In the four decades since her first book, the short-story collection By the North Gate, appeared to critical acclaim in 1963, Oates has published more than thirty novels, more than twenty-five books of short fiction, several volumes of poetry, a number of plays, and more than a half-dozen collections of essays and literary criticism [Adapted from Current Biography (1994)].

From the guide to the Joyce Carol Oates Papers, 1956-2006, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Joyce Carol Oates -- American writer of novels, stories, poety, plays and essays -- won the National Book Award in 1969 and has published more than 55 books since her first collection of stories, By the North Gate (1963) appeared.

From the description of Letters, 1965-1973. (Temple University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 727944356

Oates is a novelist, short-story writer, and essayist.

From the description of Miracle play : manuscript, 1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79285360

From the guide to the Joyce Carol Oates, Miracle play, 1973., (Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)


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