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The Resource Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense
Title
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The book opens with a woman, naked except for her high-heeled shoes, seated in front of the window in an apartment she cannot, on her own, afford. In this exquisitely tense narrative reimagining of Edward Hopper's Eleven A.M., 1926, the reader enters the minds of both the woman and her married lover, each consumed by alternating thoughts of disgust and arousal, as he rushes, amorously, murderously, to her door. In "The Long-Legged Girl," an aging, jealous wife crafts an unusual game of Russian roulette involving a pair of Wedgewood teacups, a strong Bengal brew, and a lethal concoction of medicine. Who will drink from the wrong cup, the wife or the dance student she believes to be her husband's latest conquest? In "The Sign of the Beast," when a former Sunday school teacher's corpse turns up, the blighted adolescent she had by turns petted and ridiculed confesses to her murder--but is he really responsible? Another young outsider, Horace Phineas Love, Jr., is haunted by apparitions at the very edge of the spectrum of visibility after the death of his tortured father in "Night-Gaunts," a fantastic ode to H.P. Lovecraft. Reveling in the uncanny and richly in conversation with other creative minds, Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense stands at the crossroads of sex, violence, and longing--and asks us to interrogate the intersection of these impulses within ourselves"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Psychological fiction
  • Short stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Short stories, American
  • Psychological fiction
  • American fiction
Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The woman in the window -- The long-legged girl -- Sign of the beast -- The experimental subject -- Walking wounded -- Night-gaunts
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802146281
Lccn
2017054818
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
88270664-67C7-4E65-A2A1-C557999079AA
System control number
  • on1012697882
  • (OCoLC)1012697882
Label
Night-gaunts and other tales of suspense, Joyce Carol Oates
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The woman in the window -- The long-legged girl -- Sign of the beast -- The experimental subject -- Walking wounded -- Night-gaunts
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802146281
Lccn
2017054818
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
88270664-67C7-4E65-A2A1-C557999079AA
System control number
  • on1012697882
  • (OCoLC)1012697882

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