A Biography of Joyce Carol Oates
by Greg Johnson
Dutton Books, Penguin, April 1998, [First Edition], b/w photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0525941630
Near Fine Condition, a little shelf wear, a little rubbing to edges and corners, dustjacket has a few small chips and some rubbing to edges and corners
'For more than three decades, Joyce Carol Oates has been hailed as one of the most significant and enduring writers of the twentieth century, Brilliantly inventive and astonishingly prolific, she captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide with her unflinching portraits of human nature set against tumultuous, frequently violent, and uniquely American landscapes. yet Joyce Carol Oates herself has remained an enigmatic figure who has avoided the media spotlight, choosing instead to stay focused on her writing. Despite more than a dozen books and hundreds of articles published about her work, relatively little has been known about her family background and personal life of the award-winning novelist who was once dubbed "the dark lady of American letters".'