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Wild nights!: stories about the last days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway

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Wolf tales volume 4
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Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain"), Henry James, Ernest Hemingway--Joyce Carol Oates evokes each of these Amer­­­ican literary icons in her newest work of prose fiction, poignantly and aud­aciously reinventing the climactic events of their lives. In subtly nuanced language suggest­­­ive of each of these writers, Oates explores the myster­ious regions of the unknowable self that is "genius"--for Edgar Allan Poe, a belated encounter with bizarre life‑forms utterly alien to the poet's exalted Romantic aesthetics; for Emily Dickinson, resurrected in the twenty-first century in a "distilled" state, a be­lated encounter with blundering humanity and brute passion of a kind excluded from the poet's verse; for the elderly, renowned Samuel Clemens, a belated encounter with impassioned inn­ocence, in the form of "the little girl who loves you"; for Henry James, an aging volunteer in a London hos­pital during World War I, a belated encounter with the physicality of desire and the raw yearning of love long absent from the master's fiction; and, for Ernest Hemingway, the most tragic of these figures, a be­lated encounter with the "profound mysteries of the world outside him, and the profound mysteries of the world inside him." WILD NIGHTS! is Joyce Carol Oates's most original and haunting work of the imagination, a writer's mem­oirist work in the form of fiction. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Full title wild nights stories about the last days of poe dickinson twain james and hemingway
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subject_facet American authors -- Fiction, Authors, American -- Fiction, Dickinson, Emily, -- 1830-1886 -- Fiction, Dickinson, Emily, -- 1830-1886 -- Last years -- Fiction, Hemingway, Ernest, -- 1899-1961 -- Fiction, Hemingway, Ernest, -- 1899-1961 -- Last years -- Fiction, James, Henry, -- 1843-1916 -- Fiction, James, Henry, -- 1843-1916 -- Last years -- Fiction, Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Fiction, Poe, Edgar Allan, -- 1809-1849 -- Last years -- Fiction, Short stories, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Fiction, Twain, Mark, -- 1835-1910 -- Last years -- Fiction
title_display Wild nights! : stories about the last days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James and Hemingway
title_full Wild Nights! Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway, Wild nights! : stories about the last days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James and Hemingway / Joyce Carol Oates, Wild nights! : stories about the last days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway / Joyce Carol Oates
title_short Wild nights! :
title_sub stories about the last days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway
topic_facet American authors, Authors, American, Dickinson, Emily, Fiction, Hemingway, Ernest, James, Henry, Last years, Literature, Poe, Edgar Allan, Twain, Mark