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Joyce Carol Oates
(1938-____) born on
Jun 16
US novelist, poet, educator. She is a prolific novelist who wrote the award-winning "Them," 1969 and Bellefleur, 1980.
         
   
F
Where we come from in America no longer signifies. It's where we go, and what we do when we get there, that tells us who we are.

R
She ransacked her mind but there was nothing in it.
A
We inhabit ourselves without valuing ourselves, unable to see that here, now, this very moment is sacred; but once it's gone -- its value is incontestable.
N
Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality.
K
Our house is made of glass . . . and our lives are made of glass; and there is nothing we can do to protect ourselves.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "American Gothic."
R: "Them," pt. 1 ch. 15, 1969.
A: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
N: "Master Race," In "Partisan Review 50th Anniversary Edition," 1985.
K: "American Appetites," 1988.
   


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