Using the reading list for her writing seminar at Princeton University, Joyce Carol Oates presents over 90 works of narrative art. Here are classics and relative unknowns, short vignettes and long genre fiction, tragic tales and humorous character sketches. Oates chose pieces that will inspire beginning and experienced writers alike. In special sections, Oates offers her understanding of the storyteller's craft.

Telling Stories 1997, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780393971767

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