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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Arts (MA)
Department / School
Joyce Carol Oates, literary fiction, 20th century American fiction
At age 15, Joyce Carol Oates received her first rejection by a New York publisher who said that her work was just too depressing for other children. Undaunted, Oates continued to write and entered a program of literature at Syracuse University. After graduating as valedictorian of her undergraduate class, she completed her master's degree at the University of Wisconsin in 1961. Then, she entered a Ph. D. program at Rice University in Houston. She left this study in 1967 to move to Detroit with her husband, Raymond. There she taught English. Fletcher Knebel, a friend of Oates, describes Oates as a person who spends all "waking hours immersed in letters, writing, teaching, criticizing and reading" (1 82). [Introduction: Page 1]
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- -- Criticism and interpretation
Violence in literature
Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-77)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Non-Commercial Use Permitted
Hunking, Debra, "Violence : An Attempt at Control" (1991). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 262.