The Resource Haunted : tales of the grotesque, Joyce Carol Oates

Haunted : tales of the grotesque, Joyce Carol Oates

Label
Haunted : tales of the grotesque
Title
Haunted
Title remainder
tales of the grotesque
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Novelist, poet, dramatist and author of many of the best American short stories of our time, Joyce Carol Oates shows yet another aspect of her unbounded creativity in these tales of the grotesque. Haunted, a collection of sixteen tales that range from classic ghost stories to portrayals of chilling psychological terror, raises the genre to the level of fine literature - complex, multi-layered, and gripping fiction that is very scary indeed. In the title story, "Haunted," the pubescent Melissa and her best friend, the sexually precocious Mary Lou, ignore "no trespassing" signs to explore forbidden houses. But the deserted Minton farm is one place where they should not have gone, and years later Melissa is tormented by her memories of its malevolence ... and the murder of Mary Lou. In the novella, "The Model," a sexual threat seems to underlie the interaction between young Sybil Blake and "Mr. Starr," who asks her to be his model, but the truth about her own identity, and his, shows that the danger is lurking in a different part of the heart. The "Accursed Inhabitants of the House of Bly," a macabre reworking of Henry James's "The Turn of the Screw," resurrects the evil of Miss Jessel and Quint, who are up to their old tricks with the children, Miles and Flora, but with new, perverse, and brilliant revelations. The tales in this collection plunge the reader into nightmare worlds where violence slips in unexpectedly, where reality turns into a funhouse mirror, and where American culture goes awry in shocking, provocative ways. Joyce Carol Oates is a master storyteller of the dark side. She writes with skillfully controlled prose, tightly woven plots, and deep psychological insight that make her fictional horror worthy to set alongside the stories of Edgar Allan Poe - and far above all the rest
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3565.A8
LC item number
H38 1994
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, American
  • Grotesque
  • Short stories
  • GROTESQUE
  • Horror fiction
Label
Haunted : tales of the grotesque, Joyce Carol Oates
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A William Abrahams book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Haunted -- The doll -- The bingo master -- The white cat -- The model -- Extenuating circumstances -- Don't you trust me -- The guilty party -- The premonition -- Phase change -- Poor Bibi -- Thanksgiving -- Blind -- The radio astronomer -- Accursed inhabitants of the House of Bly -- Martyrdom
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780525936558
Lccn
93025223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28254820
  • (OCoLC)ocm28254820
Label
Haunted : tales of the grotesque, Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Note
"A William Abrahams book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Haunted -- The doll -- The bingo master -- The white cat -- The model -- Extenuating circumstances -- Don't you trust me -- The guilty party -- The premonition -- Phase change -- Poor Bibi -- Thanksgiving -- Blind -- The radio astronomer -- Accursed inhabitants of the House of Bly -- Martyrdom
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 310 pages
Isbn
9780525936558
Lccn
93025223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28254820
  • (OCoLC)ocm28254820

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