Wild Nights! is a matched duo of plays about Emily Dickinson and Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain—adapted from a prose work described by the New York Times as "morality tales about sexual power" that "ingeniously" imagine the last days of classic American writers whose true, private lives are unknown to the public.
"Wild Nights! has been called by Fantastic Fiction "Joyce Carol Oates' most original and haunting work of the imagination" and by the Washington Post "imaginative, impressive work that spotlights another side of Oates's talent."
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