Wild Nights! Deluxe Edition: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway (Art of the Story)

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9780061434822: Wild Nights! Deluxe Edition: Stories About the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway (Art of the Story)

New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’ imaginative look at the last days of five giants of American literature, now available in a deluxe paperback edition in Ecco’s The Art of the Story Series.

Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Clemens (“Mark Twain”), Henry James, Ernest Hemingway—Joyce Carol Oates evokes each of these American literary icons in this work of prose fiction, poignantly and audaciously reinventing the climactic events of their lives. In subtly nuanced language suggestive of each of these writers, Oates explores the mysterious regions of the unknowable self that is “genius.”

Darkly hilarious, brilliant, and brazen, Wild Nights! is an original and haunting work of the imagination.

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Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain"), Henry James, Ernest Hemingway—Joyce Carol Oates evokes each of these American literary icons in her newest work of prose fiction, poignantly and audaciously reinventing the climactic events of their lives. In subtly nuanced language suggestive of each of these writers, Oates explores the mysterious regions of the unknowable self that is "genius."

Darkly hilarious, brilliant, and brazen, Wild Nights! is Joyce Carol Oates's most original and haunting work of the imagination.

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“…when tackling Wild Nights!...I found myself not only enthralled but transported.” (Washington Times)

“Our most industrious writer back at the anvil, making her usual unholy racket, while simultaneously throwing off sporadic sparks of unalloyed brilliance.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“…an imaginative, impressive work that spotlights yet another side of Oates’ prodigious talent.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

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