This study analyzes the portrait of the intellectual in Joyce Carol Oates's academic short stories and her novel Unholy Loves; it discusses both the thematic and stylistic development of these tales and Oates's critical view of the academic world. Furthermore, this close reading argues that many of the stories contain metaphorical qualities unacknowledged thus far; it therefore concludes that most are accomplished, sometimes excellent examples of Oates's craftsmanship and exceptional narrative talent.
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Table of Contents
Contents: Joyce Carol Oates's prolificacy, her traditionalism, and her themes - Close readings of her academic short stories - Her novel Unholy Loves.