“When people sa…

“When people say there is too much violence in my books, what they are saying is there is too much reality in life.”

— Joyce Carol Oates


2 comments on ““When people sa…

  1. Such a great answer to the question that always seems to come out during a Joyce Carol Oates interview (“So, Ms. Oates, please tell us why there is so much violence in your work?”).

    • Isn’t it, though. Like Ms. Oates, there’s a bit of violence in my novel and my answer – obviously not original – is the same.

      I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Oates at a writers’ circle many years ago.

      Thanks for your comment, JW.

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