✓ Beasts Ã Download by ☆ Joyce Carol Oates
✓ Beasts Ã Download by ☆ Joyce Carol Oates Erm The jacket made this sound a bit like a gothic horror romance than it was Totally false advertising Instead, I got a tedious period piece about spoiled college students in love with their wretched abuser of a professor and his sculptress wife I found it tedious And a vehicle for Ms Oates to show her own academic prowess than a suitable vehicle for storytelling The crux of the book only takes about 30 of the book s 138 pages everything else merely builds up to the plot The characters are dull and drawn poorly, seen only vaguely through the main character s eyes although, perhaps that is only because she s so obsessed with her professor He s actually not terribly impressive All the girls merely suffer from guru syndrome The c Joyce Carol Oates, Beasts Carroll and Graf, 2002 Joyce Carol Oates cannot be human.
It is simply impossible for a single human being to turn out the work she has over the course of her career, consistently stratospheric in both quality and quantity Her thirty year bibliography is so vast that the major internet repository of Oates research and criticism doesn t have a full list anywhere, but is now a searchable database Another admittedly incomplete bibliography on the web lists eighty nine books split between novels, short story collections, and poetry, fifteen anthologies she has edited or co edited, ten works of non fiction, and ninety anthologies in which her work has appeared since 1980 and those are only the horror themed anthologies She is the Merzbow of literature, the Sun Ra of wordcraft, both the dream and the nightmare of the bibliophile with a limited reserve of A Young Woman Tumbles Into A Nightmare Of Decadent Desire And Corrupted Innocence In A Superb Novella Of Suspense From National Book Award Winner Joyce Carol Oates Art And Arson, The Poetry Of D H Lawrence And Pulp Pornography, Hero Worship And Sexual Debasement, Totems And Taboos Mix And Mutate Into A Startling, Suspenseful Tale Of How A Sunny New England College Campus Descends Into A Lurid Nightmare A Small Gem Oates Does Not Disappoint, Nor Does She Waste A Word The Washington Post Book World Oates Often Takes On Sensational Subject Matter Yet Rarely Has She Done So With The Churningly Quiet Understatement Of Beasts Los Angeles Times A Cunning Fusion Of Gothic Romance And Psychological Horror Story, And One Of Her Best Recent books Kirkus Reviews Oates S New Novel Is A Slim One, But It Packs A Serious Punch Associated Press Delicious Beasts Is Something Of A Jeu D Esprit Noir The Novella Length Is Exactly Right For It The New York Review Of books I read Beasts in about two hours on a hot day and felt like it could have been a dream, or a hallucination A short, hazy, spellbinding story, it quite breathlessly races through a short period of time in the life of its young protagonist, Gillian, an undergraduate at Catamount College, Massachusetts, in the autumn of 1975 Gillian is in love with her professor, Andre Harrow, and fascinated by his sculptress wife, Dorcas She is obsessed with becoming part of the Harrows lives and, jealously following rumours that they choose special students to assist with their art, is drawn into their strange and intimate rituals This is a very brief and highly taut novella which feels like it is meant to be read quickly and then re read something I think I d need to do in order to effect a in depth analysis of the plot It s all about Second read 4 2 2016 Just as dark, twisted, and seductive as I remembered it Not a big fan of Joyce Carol Oates but I do love this book original Review 1.
2001 A gorgeous, lush, provocative story that really illustrates bond between professor student and how corrupted it can become I m not a huge fan of Joyce Carol Oates, but I really enjoyed this book The characters and writing style were so distinct and memorable Additionally, I attribute my love of the poet D.
H Lawrence to this book I found Beasts to be a disturbing combination of traditional Gothic horror and Clive Barker at his most vulgar While Oates does not approach the graphic nature of Barker s writing, the innocence of her setting a small, liberal arts college and her protagonist Gillian, a young, student at the college makes the vulgarity all the unsettling The story itself moves rapidly and draws the reader into a shadowy world of deception, drugs, and sexual deviance, while simultaneously maintaining the naivete and hopeless romanticism of narrator Gillian The conclusion is sudden, shocking, and does not disappoint.
logic has nothing to do with truth, only with premises Apparently, the WORLD did not end today.
Then again, it s still early to assume.
Anyways, whether the world will end today or not, I ve read Beasts in no rush at all The pages simply flew on their own accord Quick and hauntingIn love at a distance, so much of life has to be invented.
In love at a distance, you learn the strategies of indirection Wowjust wow This little book packs a punch It is so beautifully written I could have quoted the whole book.
Highly recommend Thank you Danielle for the rec and the loan.
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The reason I took Beasts by Joyce Carol Oates with me is because it is a very tiny itty little book and fitted into my inside jacket pocket the Very Short Introduction series are also good for this and the reason I needed a book with me is that my friend is not always the most punctual of people and I hate doing nothing in a public space, I feel like a right idjit So I always need a small book Most people fiddle with their iThings but not me, you won t get me up in one of those Beasts started yesterday, finished today turned out to be not good JCO either never heard of The Secret History by Donna Tartt or thought in a Moza Andre Harrow and his wife Dorcas came to Catamount College, in Massachusetts, in the mid 1960 s Gillian is 20 year of age.
She was in her third year at the college With an infatuation professor Andre Harrow Gillian wanted to be good If you love a married man you exist in a special, secret, undeclared relationship with his wife She told her self no she resolved not to brood upon Andre Harrow anyHa You would wonder that I could be so emotionally inexperienced, or under nourished, as well as sexually immature, at the age of 20, in 1975 I ve been born in 1955 and had come into consciousness during the 1960s, the most sexually liberated , amoral era in United States history Subtle, dark and seductive Joyce Carol