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Thomasb (Thomasb)
Username: Thomasb

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.25.141.120
Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 07:24 pm:   

Hello to Everyone:

This time, some thoughts "The Accursed" a Gothic horror tale by Joyce Carol Oates. (Her novel, "Bellefleur" is one of my favorite horror novels.):

http://tbdeluxe.blogspot.com/2013/07/thoughts-on-the-accursed-by-joyce-carol.htm l

Thanks for reading and take care!
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 99.126.164.88
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 03:30 am:   

Really?! I've been passing over this nice paperback of Bellefleur myself, thinking it, too, was "some earnest, weepy, melodramatic family saga-soap opera," but I guess I'm wrong! I don't know why I do that, though... Oates is a phenomenal writer. Have you ever read one of her lesser known novels, from 1984, Mysteries of Winterthurn? The jacket describes it to be just what you found Bellefleur to have been—one of those novels long languishing on my TBR pile....
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Thomasb (Thomasb)
Username: Thomasb

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.25.141.120
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 07:23 pm:   

Thanks Craig: No, I haven't heard of "Winterthurn," but I'll try to keep it in mind. She's been a champion of Lovecraft's, BTW, editing a collection of his work. Wait 'til you get to the "Love, the Spider" chapter in "Bellefleur"!
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Giancarlo (Giancarlo)
Username: Giancarlo

Registered: 11-2008
Posted From: 217.202.35.38
Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 07:31 am:   

She has recently won two Bram Stoker Awards in a row with her collections "The Corn Maiden" and "Black Daliah, White Rose".
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Thomasb (Thomasb)
Username: Thomasb

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.25.141.120
Posted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 06:59 pm:   

Yeah, it's good seeing interpenetration and crossover with genre and so-called "highbrow" fiction!

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