Joyce Carol Oates

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Joyce Carol Oates is on top form with The Evil Eye

Ah, the things we do for love: Intimidate, belittle, assault, abuse, stalk, frighten, Oatessubjugate and occasionally kill. It’s not a pretty picture that Joyce Carol Oates paints in The Evil Eye, four novellas with the subtext of Love Gone Wrong. A prolific author, Oates puts out an average two books a year (albeit that some are collections of previously published,) as well as maintaining her position as a Professor of Humanities at Princeton. However, there is no evidence here of quality being traded off for quantity.


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