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American Melancholy

Audiobook

A new collection of poetry from an American literary legend after nearly twenty-five years
Joyce Carol Oates is one of our most insightful observers of the human heart and mind, and, with her acute social consciousness, one of the most insistent and inspired witnesses of a shared American history.

Oates is perhaps best known for her prodigious output of novels and short stories, many of which have become contemporary classics. However, Oates has also always been a faithful writer of poetry. American Melancholy showcases some of her finest work of the last few decades.

Covering subjects big and small, and written in an immediate and engaging style, this collection touches on both the personal and political. Loss, love, and memory are investigated, along with the upheavals of our modern age, the reality of our current predicaments, and the ravages of poverty, racism, and social unrest. Oates skillfully writes characters ranging from a former doctor at a Chinese People's Liberation Army hospital to Little Albert, a six-month-old infant who took part in a famous study that revealed evidence of classical conditioning in human beings.


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Publisher: HarperAudio Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9780063035300
  • File size: 54286 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2021
  • Duration: 01:53:05

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9780063035300
  • File size: 54295 KB
  • Release date: February 9, 2021
  • Duration: 01:54:06
  • Number of parts: 2

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Fiction Poetry

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English

A new collection of poetry from an American literary legend after nearly twenty-five years
Joyce Carol Oates is one of our most insightful observers of the human heart and mind, and, with her acute social consciousness, one of the most insistent and inspired witnesses of a shared American history.

Oates is perhaps best known for her prodigious output of novels and short stories, many of which have become contemporary classics. However, Oates has also always been a faithful writer of poetry. American Melancholy showcases some of her finest work of the last few decades.

Covering subjects big and small, and written in an immediate and engaging style, this collection touches on both the personal and political. Loss, love, and memory are investigated, along with the upheavals of our modern age, the reality of our current predicaments, and the ravages of poverty, racism, and social unrest. Oates skillfully writes characters ranging from a former doctor at a Chinese People's Liberation Army hospital to Little Albert, a six-month-old infant who took part in a famous study that revealed evidence of classical conditioning in human beings.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    HarperAudio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9780063035300
    File size: 54286 KB
    Release date: February 9, 2021
    Duration: 01:53:05

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9780063035300
    File size: 54295 KB
    Release date: February 9, 2021
    Duration: 01:54:06
    Number of parts: 2

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  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English