This book demonstrates the greatness of Joyce Carol Oates, who is a nominee for a Nobel Award in Literature. Nancy Watanabe discusses Oates's previously undiscovered roots in the literatures of Europe and Asia. Watanabe's thought-provoking analyses are enhanced by a cinematically inspired principle of organization that reflects Oates's own stratagems. In a massive build-up of metaphorical links between a Copernican world of nature and actions taken by ordinary people in the course of their daily living, Oates portrays America as a land of justice that is always a step behind a Faustian desire for freedom to pursue material desires. Oates documents an eclipsing of a divinely inspired Christian love by Faustian quest. Through this study, readers will gain a broader perspective and a more accurate assessment of Oates's global significance.
Title: Love Eclipsed: Joyce Carol Oates's Faustian Moral Vision
Categories: Literary Criticism,
Publisher: Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Amer: 1997
ISBN Number: 0761809341
ISBN Number 13: 9780761809340
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Seller ID: 108806
Description: Clean copy with no marking inside or out. Covers show light shelfwear. Library stamp on front endpaper.