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

Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2009, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Oates explores the mysterious regions of the unknowable self that is "genius."
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Edgar Allan Poe; Emily Dickinson; Mark Twain; Henry James; Ernest Hemingway; Joyce Carol Oates; Emily Dickinson; Ernest Hemingway; Henry James; Joyce Carol Oates; Edgar Allan Poe; Mark Twain
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN: 9780061434822 0061434825
OCLC Number: 232978265
Description: 238, 32 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Poe posthumous; or, The light-house --
EDickinsonRepliLuxe --
Grandpa Clemens & angelfish, 1906 --
The master at St. Bartholomew's Hospital 1914-1916 --
Papa at Ketchum, 1961 --
P.S.; insights, interviews & more.
Responsibility: Joyce Carol Oates.

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Through the words of his own 'diary', this title shows how Poe succumbs to existential loneliness during a sociological experiment in an isolated lighthouse, stranded for a year with no companion but  Read more...

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