I'll Take You There

I'll Take You There

by Joyce Carol Oates
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I'll Take You There by Joyce Carol Oates

"Anellia" is a young student who, though gifted with a penetrating intelligence, is drastically inclined to obsession. Funny, mordant, and compulsive, she falls passionately in love with a brilliant yet elusive black philosophy student. But she is tested most severely by a figure out of her past she'd long believed dead.

Astonishingly intimate and unsparing, and pitiless in exposing the follies of the time, I'll Take You There is a dramatic revelation of the risks—and curious rewards—of the obsessive personality as well as a testament to the stubborn strength of a certain type of contemporary female intellectual.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061745003
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 312,446
File size: 612 KB

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.


Princeton, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

June 16, 1938

Place of Birth:

Lockport, New York


B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961

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I'll Take You There 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another beautifully written novel by Joyce Carol Oates. "I'll take you there" never hits a false note while exposing the strange, ambiguous, contradictory emotions that are the human condition. Whew!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a book club selection and no one in my book club could finish it. I thought it was horrible and I can read most anything. I wouldn't recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Interesting prose. Oates gets you to understand, subtley but clearly, the obsessions and borderlines between madness and sanity. Gives you a taste of life in the early 60's for women, especially women scholars. Why hasn't Oates won the Nobel Prize yet!?