Synopses & Reviews
The sixties and seventies witnessed the emergence of Joyce Carol Oates as one of America's foremost writers of the short story. In 1962, 'The Fine White Mist of Winter, ' composed when the author was 19 years old, appeared in The Literary Review and was selected for both the O. Henry Awards and Best American Short Stories of that year.
Joyce Carol Oates's selected early stories. Oates has chosen twenty-seven of her early stories, many of them and/or selections, for this volume, the only collection of her early stories available.
About the Author
Joyce Carol Oatesis one of our most important and well known writers'"and one of America"s foremost writers of the short story form. She publishes at least one new book every year: a story collection, Dear Husband, is appearing in March '09, and a novella, A Fair Maiden, in May "09. She is also a regular contributor of reviews and criticism for the New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is presently editing a volume of Shirley Jackson"s fiction for the Library of America. She also reads and lectures widely throughout the U. S., at universities and bookstores.