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    Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates à 0 Summary Summary The Accursed I really wish I could have observed that moment when Joyce Carol Oates was like You know maybe I'll write a Gothic with demon bridegrooms that brings together Woodrow Wilson and Upton Sinclair Something spooky that also sheds light on turn of the century issues of race and class Oh and I'll do it from the perspective of a male historian who'

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    Summary The Accursed Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates à 0 Summary While I managed to get through it there were many parts that reminded me of the lonely person all retailpublic service people have dealt with The one that rambles on about things that have no relevance to the current situation to you or to an

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    PDF READ The Accursed This book a pseudo historical supernatural mystery horror story is supposedly written by MW van Dyck descendant of

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    PDF READ The Accursed Joyce Carol Oates à 0 Summary Summary The Accursed I finished this book last night came to Goodreads to write my thoughts on it and had no idea where to begin what it is I wanted to say I scrolled through some reviews others had posted which varied wildly and were interesting to read but I was still unable to work out my own response so I left it hoping I would find it eas

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    PDF READ The Accursed Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates à 0 Summary I’m a big fan of Joyce Carol Oates so when I discovered she had a new book out I was excited I was even happier when I found that it was another volume in the gothic family saga series she started many years ago with ‘Bellefleur’ which is one of my favorite books The 660 page length didn’t bother me; she’s an author who at her best can fill that many pages with brilliance I greeted the book like it wa

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    Summary The Accursed Download ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Joyce Carol Oates Joyce Carol Oates à 0 Summary ‘The Accursed” is the latest addition to Joyce Carol Oates’s boundless body of work and it’s spectacular — a coalescence of history horror and social satire that whirls around for almost 700 mesmerizing pages Oates started the novel in 1984 but set it aside to steep in its own febrile juices for three

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    PDF READ The Accursed The Accursed is trippy in the best most all consuming sense of the word I read it like an obsessed maniac it's that much of a page turner That is to say once you get into the unreliable narrator's pedanticperverse voice It took me about 60 pages to orient myself in his world and after that I hated to leave the world of the book for real life The setting Princeton NJ when Woodrow Wilson was president of the college not the country

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    PDF READ The Accursed Phew What a slog this was And how it pains me to give it only two stars 'it was barely okay' as I am a huge fan of the supremely talented Joyce Carol OatesNever afraid to experiment The Accursed has been touted as her take on the horror genre with Stephen King hailing it as the first postmodern Gothic novel Huh?Horror novel it ain'

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    PDF READ The Accursed Joyce Carol Oates à 0 Summary Summary The Accursed What did I just read?I think it's safe to say that this is NOT my cup of tea I did not get on well with this book at allI'll be honest and say that this could very well be your cup of tea I just didn't like the writing styleI couldn't grow any relationship with any of the characters and without any relationship between me

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    Summary The Accursed PDF READ The Accursed Joyce Carol Oates à 0 Summary No matter how great a book is I am antsy That's one of the reasons I have a hard time with longer books in particular this one because it takes many pages for very little to happen Joyce Carol Oates is somewhat intimidati

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The Accursed

The Accursed Summary ´ 100 His novel 'The Jungle' has taken up residence with his family This is a uiet bookish community elite intellectual and indisputably privileged But when a savage lynching in a nearby town is hushed up a horrifying chain of events is initiated until it becomes apparent that the families of Princeton have been beset by. I finished this book last night came to Goodreads to write my thoughts on it and had no idea where to begin what it is I wanted to say I scrolled through some reviews others had posted which varied wildly and were interesting to read but I was still unable to work out my own response so I left it hoping I would find it easier in the morning It s simple for me to say I loved this book but trying to expand beyond that is the challenging partI will admit to a slightly embarrassing oversight at the beginning of the book when I was reading the Author s Note which states I am a graduate of Princeton University Class of 1927 I read that and thought Goodness me Joyce Carol Oates must me much older than I had imagined As I had a moment a brief moment of trying to work out how old she must be and how impressive it is that she was still alive I realised the Author s Note was penned by the fictitious writer of the book I was starting M W van Dyck II For the record Joyce Carol Oates wasn t born until 16 June 1938 at the time of writing this she is 81 years oldOnce I got past that confusion I hit a new uncertainty when I realised I was not sure whether Woodrow Wilson and Upton Sinclair were real people or not I now know they were I feel less embarrassed by that one since I have never studied American History The novel takes place from 1905 1906 in Princeton New Jersey It s slow moving novel and oftentimes I found myself caught up in this odd kind of lull as I read about disputes between Woodrow Wilson and Andrew West of Upton Sinclair s lectures to his wife things that were almost uninteresting yet I still felt compelled to read them Initially the journal entries of Mrs Adelaide McLean Burr irritated me she was silly and annoying and referred to herself in the third person But they had a strange intrigue to them too especially as the book unfolded and I found myself looking forward to the sections dedicated to her observations and obsessions However it s the Slade s that I found most interesting especially Annabel and Josiah Once Axson Mayte had entered the picture I was hooked But it s from this point that I get reluctant to say much as I don t want to give anything away I found the chapter The Bog Kingdom brilliant as well as the chapters where Sherlock Holmes plays an unexpected part Clearly not everyone enjoyed this as much as I did but I loved the strangeness of it the freuent mentions of unspeakable things as Adelaide Burr writes How unjust to be denied this crucial information but if the crime against the lady be UNSPEAKABLE how then can it be spoken of to a lady I personally found this to be a great book that I intend to re read at some point Oh And the sections with Jack London were both amusing and sad an interesting look at feeling disillusioned by someone so admired I want to read the biography on Jack London that Joyce Carol Oates lists in her acknowledgments Jack London by Richard O Connor

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The Accursed Summary ´ 100 A powerful curse The Devil has come to this little town and not a soul will be spared 'The Accursed' marks new territory for the masterful Joyce Carol Oates narrated with her unmistakable psychological insight it combines beautifully transporting historical detail with chilling fantastical elements to stunning effect. Phew What a slog this was And how it pains me to give it only two stars it was barely okay as I am a huge fan of the supremely talented Joyce Carol OatesNever afraid to experiment The Accursed has been touted as her take on the horror genre with Stephen King hailing it as the first postmodern Gothic novel HuhHorror novel it ain t All it is basically is a novel focusing on Princeton in the dim and distant past and how it was a microcosm of the racism and general prejudice especially towards women and children that was endemic to the fledgling United States at the timeOh and with some supernatural elements thrown into the mix Following a lynching of wrongly accused underclass representatives of course these are black Princeton s leading families are suddenly subject to weird happenings and urges These uickly escalate into violence perversion and death and not necessarily in that orderOates has much fun presenting real historical characters in a less than salubrious light such as Woodrow Wilson and Jack LondonActually it is best to think of this as of a social satire than a horror novel The pacing is all wrong for horror and the writing too old fashioned and in love with its own intricacy and eccentricity such as the peculiar and playful way Oates has with punctuation especially her use of Italics Not that the latter is a bad thing of courseAnd Oates is not really interested in the mechanics and tropes of the genre either One suspects that her publisher latched onto the convenient handle of selling this to the Twilight crowd by appealing to their sense of the macabre Boy are they in for a surprise Stephanie Meyer cannot hold a candle to Joyce Carol Oates when its comes to perversion and bawdinessThere are moments of ingenious horror though such as the bravura setpieces in the Bog Kingdom But these are not enough to redeem what is an overlong muddled pastiche of a novel that takes too long to get nowhere in the endAnd an entire chapter at the end a religious sermon no less explaining THE PROVENANCE OF THE CURSE entirely in capitalised text Maybe this is a horror novel after all

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The Accursed Summary ´ 100 This eerie tale of psychological horror sees the real inhabitants of turn of the century Princeton fall under the influence of a supernatural power New Jersey 1905 soon to be commander in chief Woodrow Wilson is president of Princeton University On a nearby farm Socialist author Upton Sinclair enjoying the success of. I really wish I could have observed that moment when Joyce Carol Oates was like You know maybe I ll write a Gothic with demon bridegrooms that brings together Woodrow Wilson and Upton Sinclair Something spooky that also sheds light on turn of the century issues of race and class Oh and I ll do it from the perspective of a male historian who s the son of one of the characters and thus implicated in the whole story Just you know to stretch myself a little It speaks to the nearly freakish level of Oates talent that she could pull this novel off because it is a ridiculous feat of storytelling and craft That said this is not a novel for everyone It s nearly 700 pages long filled with period details and historical notes If you haven t read JCO before this is perhaps not the place to start No this is the work of a master who s done the conventional novel to great acclaim many times over This novel reminded me of when football legend Deion Sanders did the 40 yard dash backwards at the Combine allegedly at 457 because he was simply that good In other words the most supernatural element here is not the curse or any of the Gothic elements It s Oates talent which is frightening to behold Maya Lang is the author of The Sixteenth of June She is currently at work on her second novel

  • Hardcover
  • 669
  • The Accursed
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • English
  • 11 June 2020
  • 9780007494194