Oates, Joyce Carol
Oates is a prolific talent. In this collection of essays and reviews, Oates digs into some of the best known authors of the 20th Century. As an author Oates has a fine tuned sense of what works in fiction and a clear easy style to illuminate it. In particular, her reading and thoughts on Atwood, Munro were both insightful and fair. In every essay there's the sense of an intelligent mind at work, sifting, synthesizing, and sharing.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square)