Joyce Carol Oates is one of the world's most respected living novelists. Her new novel is an intense, deeply moving story of how a young woman finds her place in the world. 'In those days in the early 1960s we were not women yet but girls. This was, without irony perceived as our advantage.' So begins 'I'll Take You There', an astonishingly ...Read MoreJoyce Carol Oates is one of the world's most respected living novelists. Her new novel is an intense, deeply moving story of how a young woman finds her place in the world. 'In those days in the early 1960s we were not women yet but girls. This was, without irony perceived as our advantage.' So begins 'I'll Take You There', an astonishingly intimate and unsparing self-portrait of a young woman who comes of age in the most turbulent of American decades. 'Anellia' -- as she sometimes calls herself -- is a student at Syracuse University, the first time she has lived away from her family. Headstrong, passionate, occasionally obsessive, she is pitiless in exposing herself to her new life as she searches for a place in the world. In her quest for belonging, 'Anellia' discovers the risks, and curious rewards, of confronting the world: being taken in, and then cruelly rejected by a 'sisterhood' of her fellow students, falling recklessly in love with an older graduate student who happens to be black, making a journey westward when summoned by a figure from her past who she believed to be dead. Through this triptych of events, the atoms of 'Anellia's' life comes together as she begins her journey into adulthood. Joyce Carol Oates' new novel confirms her as one of America's most important writers. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our times. 'I'll Take You There' is a deeply moving, wry, intense examination of how a girl becomes a young woman.Read Less
As New in As New jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7; Type: Hard Back New York, HarperCollins, 2002. FIRST PRINTING. HARDCOVER BOOK AND JACKET AS NEW. Mylar jacket cover. Octavo. 290 pages. In rust and speckled tan binding, gilt titled, sparkling clean and bright, tight and solid volume. Set in the 60s--pitiless in exposing the follies of the time--the self-lacerating extremes of the intellectual life, and of the bizarre 'sisterhood' of sororities. "I'll Take You There" is a revelation of the risks and rewards of the obsessive personality as well as a testament to the stubborn strength of a certain type of contemporary female intellectual.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Joyce Carol Oates I'll Take You There This is a signed on title page, hardcover, first edition, first printing of I'll Take You There. The book published in 2002 by ECCO: New York is in very good condition with dust jacket in very good condtion with Autographed Copy sticker attached. The corner of the book are bumped. 290 pages. ISBN 006050170.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Oates on the title page. Spine ends pushed with corresponding small wrinkles on the dustjacket, tiny indentation on the rear board. Near Fine condition in a Near Fine dustjacket with an archival cover. Actual imageof the book; not a stock photo.
Fine in Fine jacket. Signed by Author Signed by Author on title page-signature only-received in person. Book in Mylar cover. First Edition, First Printing. No remainder marks, no ink markings. NOT priced clipped. In well packed Boxes-no padded envelopes.
Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) An Excellent Copy-Signed By The Author On The Title Page. A First Edition, First Printing. Book Is In Near Fine Condition. Boards Are Clean, Not Bumped. Fore Edges Have A Tiny Bit Of Shelf Wear. Interior Is Clean And Legible. Not Remaindered. Dust Jacket Is In Near Fine Condition. Not Chipped Or Crinkled. Not Price Clipped. Dust Jacket Is Covered By Mylar Brodart. Thanks And Enjoy.
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