Monday, May 18, 2015

High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006

By Joyce Carol Oates

A huge collection of stories, arranged mostly chronically. I liked the newer ones best. The collection starts with the newest ones, and the first three left tremendous impression on me. But I found the older ones too obsessed with rape and murder, which was quite disturbing. Some stories seemed to go on and on forever and never end (My Warszawa: 1980). Then there are some from the 1990's with a quality similar to that of the first three stories, which impressed me so much. [662 pp.]

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