RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 44954719 LA English UL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=24969 T1 Lavish self-divisions : the novels of Joyce Carol Oates A1 Daly, Brenda O.,, PB University Press of Mississippi PP Jackson, Miss. YR 1996 SN 058517993X 9780585179933 AB Joyce Carol Oates's authorial voice is lavishly diverse. In her works she divides herself into many voices, many persons. This up-to-date examination of Oates's novels argues that the father-identified daughters in her early novels have become, in the novels of the 1980s, self-authoring women who seek alliances with their culturally devalued mothers. Oates's struggle to resist and transform male-defined literary conventions is often mirrored by the struggles of her female characters to resist and transform social conventions.