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A sprawling novel about the sparkling grit of post-war urban life, them (please note that the title is not capitalized) is the story of Maureen Wendall, daughter of working class parents, and her struggle to survive the economic and social straits into which she is born. Written with the passion and psychological insight for which Oates is known, them ranks as one of her greatest novels, as well as one of the great works of fiction of the second half of the 20th century. With its sweeping view of a particular time and place (Detroit, the 1950s and 60s), and its vast emotional perception of both male and female characters, them, upon its original publication, confirmed to the literary world that Oates's vision of a fictional America weighs in as forcefully as those of Updike, Roth, and Bellow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780814906682
Publisher:
Vanguard Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Poor
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Poor women
Subject:
Working class families
Subject:
Detroit
Subject:
Detroit (Mich.) Fiction.
Subject:
Poor -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Series Volume:
v. 63, no. 3
Publication Date:
1969
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
508 p.

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