ISBN-10:
0813521351
ISBN-13:
9780813521350
Pub. Date:
11/04/1994
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?': Joyce Carol Oates / Edition 1

'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?': Joyce Carol Oates / Edition 1

by Elaine Showalter

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ISBN-13: 9780813521350
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 11/04/1994
Series: Women Writers: Texts and Contexts Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 178
Sales rank: 390,712
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Elaine Showalter is Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She is the author and editor of many books on women’s writing, including Sister’s Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women’s Writing.

Table of Contents


Introduction - Elaine Showalter
Chronology

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? - Joyce Carol Oates
Background to the Story:
The Pied Piper of Tucson: He Cruised in a Golden Car, Looking for the Action - Don Moser
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" and Smooth Talk: Short Story into Film - Joyce Carol Oates

Critical Essays:
Existential Allegory: Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - Marie Mitchell Oleson Urbanski
A Source for "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - Tom Quirk
The Stranger Within: Two Stories by Oates and Hawthorne - Joan D. Winslow
"Don't You Know Who I Am?": The Grotesque in Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - Joyce M. Wegs
Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - Larry Rubin
In Fairyland, without a Map: Connie's Exploration Inward in Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" - Gretchen Schultz and R.J.R. Rockwood
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?": Seduction, Space, and a Fictional Mode - Christina Marsden Gillis
Good Girls, Bad Girls - B. Ruby Rich
An Unfilmable Conclusion: Joyce Carol Oates at the Movies - Brenda O. Daly

Selected Bibliography
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'Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?': Joyce Carol Oates 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story is AMAZING!! The symbolism, theme, allegory, etc. are all incredible. It's masterfully crafted and intensely powerful! It is full of suspense and leaves one in deep contemplation. After reading this story, I kept shivering for about 15 minutes, and I don't think I'll ever rebound mentally. One must read this! *Actually, the numbers 33,19,17 are a biblical reference. If one counts, starting in the New Testament into the old, and excluding revelations, Judges is the 33 book. In Judges 19:17, it states, 'When he looked and saw the traveler in the city square, the old man asked, 'Where are you going? Where did you come from?' ' As Judges 19 continues, one finds more references to the story itself. It could also be seen as relevant that 33+19+17=69, the story was published in '68, and that 6+9=15, and Connie is 15.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Joyce Carol Oates seems to have out done herself in writing 'Where are you going, Where have you been?' This story is filled with symbolism, archetypes, and so much more. There are so many different readings of this story. The story is made scarier in that we all know someone like Connie, the protagonist. This is also a great story to use if anyone needs to write a paper analyzing a story. Awesome story! I would definitely recommend it! (To anyone not knowing what the numbers in the story mean, just add them up. That should give you a hint!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Arnold was just another sicko that Joyce writes about. the number on the car, think about connie's age. It would most likely be the age of girls he has molested.