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Wild Nights! - Short Play, Comedy

Wild Nights!

Joyce Carol Oates

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Short Play, Comedy

2m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573693380

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 tale…

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: Wild Nights! and Grandpa Clemens and Angelfish: 1906

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Short Play

Comedy

The famously reclusive poetess appears as an uncannily lifelike computerized mannequin brought home by a childless, affluent suburban couple in the hope that their disaffected lives will be "enhanced" by a poet-genius in their household. Soon, like generations of literary critics and biographers, the Krims find themselves obsessed by the wraithlike Emily. They spy on her writing her riddlesome poems—they become infatuated with her, in very different ways.Mysterious, cunning, provocative, this "Emily Dickinson" is also very funny, at the expense of her hosts. After an erotic interlude of shocking—and comic—crudeness, Wild Nights! ends on a startling and unexpected romantic note.
"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."

"I found myself not only enthralled but transported"—St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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2m, 2f

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Joyce Carol  Oates

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates grew up in the countryside outside of Lockport, New York, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse in the elementary grades. As a small child, she told stories instinctively by way of drawing and painting before learning how to write. After receiving the gift of a typewriter at age fourteen, she began consciously training herself, "writing novel after novel" throughout high ... view full profile

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