We Were the Mulvaneys

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780452282827

Category: Fiction

Page: 454

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The Mulvaneys, at first a close and very lucky family, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family

Oprah Affect, The

Critical Essays on Oprah's Book Club

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr,Jaime Harker

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791477444

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

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Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.


The Late Age of Print

Everyday Book Culture from Consumerism to Control

Author: Ted Striphas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231148151

Category: Social Science

Page: 242

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Ted Striphas tracks the methods through which the book industry has adapted (or has failed to adapt) to rapid changes in twentieth-century print culture. With examples from trade journals, news media, films, advertisements, and other commercial and scholarly materials, Striphas tells a story of modern publishing that proves, even in a rapidly digitizing world, books are anything but dead. With wit and brilliant insight, he isolates the invisible processes through which books have come to mediate our social interactions and influence our habits of consumption. This edition features a new preface in which Striphas considers the stakes of abandoning printed books in favor of digital readers.

Oprah

The Gospel of an Icon

Author: Kathryn Lofton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520948246

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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"Today on Oprah," intoned the TV announcer, and all over America viewers tuned in to learn, empathize, and celebrate. In this book, Kathryn Lofton investigates the Oprah phenomenon and finds in Winfrey’s empire—Harpo Productions, O Magazine, and her new television network—an uncanny reflection of religion in modern society. Lofton shows that when Oprah liked, needed, or believed something, she offered her audience nothing less than spiritual revolution, reinforced by practices that fuse consumer behavior, celebrity ambition, and religious idiom. In short, Oprah Winfrey is a media messiah for a secular age. Lofton’s unique approach also situates the Oprah enterprise culturally, illuminating how Winfrey reflects and continues historical patterns of American religions.

The Accursed

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007494211

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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This eerie tale of psychological horror sees the real inhabitants of turn-of-the-century Princeton fall under the influence of a supernatural power.

The Oprah Phenomenon

Author: Jennifer Harris

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813172136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, “Oprah” has become a brand representing the talk show host’s unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Contributors address praise from her many supporters and weigh criticisms from her detractors. Winfrey’s ability to create a feeling of intimacy with her audience has long been cited as one of the foundations of her popularity. She has repeatedly made national headlines by engaging and informing her audience with respect to her personal relationships to race, gender, feminism, and New Age culture. The Oprah Phenomenon explores these relationships in detail. At the root of Winfrey’s message to her vast audience is her assertion that anyone can be a success regardless of background or upbringing. The contributors scrutinize this message: What does this success entail? Is the motivation behind self-actualization, in fact, merely the hope of replicating Winfrey’s purchasing power? Is it just a prescription to buy the products she recommends and heed the advice of people she admires, or is it a lifestyle change of meaningful spiritual benefit? The Oprah Phenomenon asks these and many other difficult questions to promote a greater understanding of Winfrey’s influence on the American consciousness. Elwood Watson, associate professor of history at East Tennessee State University, is the editor of several books, including “There She Is, Miss America”: The Politics of Sex, Beauty, and Race in America’s Most Famous Pageant and Searching The Soul of Ally McBeal: Critical Essays.

Rape: A Love Story

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1782395253

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Teena Maguire should not have tried to shortcut her way home that Fourth of July. Not after midnight, not through Rocky Point Park. Not the way she was dressed in a tank top, denim cutoffs, and high-heeled sandals. Not with her twelve-year-old daughter Bethie. Not with packs of local guys running loose on hormones, rage and alcohol. A victim of gang rape, left for dead in the park boathouse, the once vivacious Teena can now only regret that she has survived. At a relentlessly compelling pace punctuated by lonely cries in the night and the whisper of terror in the afternoon, Joyce Carol Oates unfolds the story of Teena and Bethie, their assailants, and their unexpected, silent champion, a man who knows the meaning of justice. And love.

Religion as Entertainment

Author: Charles Kevin Robertson

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820456546

Category: Religion

Page: 301

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In this collection of essays, religion in the United States is explored in terms of its interaction with an entertainment-focused culture. The first half of the book addresses questions of how religion actually fulfills an &la" entertaining role in society, focusing on lay participation in faith communities, the goals and impact of preaching the rise of non-traditional religions and attraction of meditation in recent years, and the question of whether bigger crowds are always better. The second half of the book focuses on how religion is treated in various entertainment media, including film, music, television, and literature. Contents: Wade Clark Roof: Foreword - C.K. Robertson: Introduction - Michael Rusk: The Great Awakening: American Religion Comes of Age - Douglas C. Mohrmann: Megachurch, Virtual Church - Thomas Hobel: From Spectators to Participants: The Role of the Laity - Donald Heet: Preaching: Entertaining or Entertainment? - John W. Gamble: When East Meets West: The Rise of Meditation - Robert Viau: Cult Multiculturalism in the Deep South: From Alienation to Alien Nations - Stuart Brooks Keith III: It's Not That Simple: A Survey of Televangelism - B.J. Oropeza: The Toronto Blessing and the Future of Revivalism - James McGrath: Religion, But Not as We Know It: Spirituality and Sci-Fi - Kathryn McClymond: The Gospel According to Oprah: A Canon for Contemporary Living - Teresa Blythe: The God of Prime-Time Television - C.K. Robertson: Ministers in the Movies - Amy Burt: Amazing Graceland: Elvis and the Story of Gospel Music - S. Clark Heindel: It's Only Rock and Roll - C.K. Robertson: Conclusion: Entertaining Religion.

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

A Study Guide for Joyce Carol Oates's "We Were the Mulvaneys"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141034097X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 35

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A Study Guide for Joyce Carol Oates's "We Were the Mulvaneys," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Weißer Oleander

Roman

Author: Janet Fitch

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3404157664

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Der weiße Oleander blüht in Kalifornien im Hochsommer. Dann, wenn die Hitze unerträglich erscheint. Für die zwölfjährige Astrid beginnt zu dieser Zeit eine ruhelose und dramatische Odyssee von Pflegefamilie zu Pflegefamilie. Ihre Mutter, eine exzentrische Schriftstellerin, die zu einer lebenslangen Haftstrafe verurteilt ist, vermag weiterhin einen dominanten Einfluss auf sie auszuüben. Erst allmählich gelingt es dem sensiblen und klugen Mädchen, einen eigenen Platz im Leben zu finden. Es zeigt sich, dass Astrid so stark wie der weiße Oleander ist, der selbst dann blüht, wenn man ihn immer wieder verpflanzt.

Die Verfluchten

Roman

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104029822

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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VAMPIRE UND DÄMONEN IN PRINCETON - Joyce Carol Oates überrascht als Meisterin des Schauerromans! Princeton 1905 – das Jahr des Fluches. Die beschauliche Universitätsstadt wird in ihren Grundfesten erschüttert, als Annabel auf der Schwelle zum Altar von einer dämonischen Gestalt entführt wird. Ihr Bruder Josiah macht sich auf die Suche und entdeckt das Grauen. Vampire treiben ihr Unwesen und reißen Princetons intellektueller Elite die Maske herunter. Woodrow Wilson, der Präsident der Universität, entpuppt sich als bekennender Rassist mit beachtlichem Drogenkonsum, und der Sozialist Upton Sinclair predigt die Gleichheit der Menschen, erniedrigt aber seine eigene Frau. Rassismus, Frauenfeindlichkeit, Gewalt gegen jeden, der anders ist: Das ist das wahre Gesicht der Dichter und Denker. Joyce Carol Oates zeigt sich in Höchstform, scharfzüngig und witzig.

Little Bird of Heaven

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007358210

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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‘A writer of extraordinary strengths’ Guardian

Now Read this Two

Author: Nancy Pearl

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088674

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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Offers an annotated listing of 1,000 acclaimed or award-winning novels, each with a plot summary, indication of suitability for a discussion group, list of subject headings, and recommendations for similar titles.


Carthage

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000748576X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A young girl’s disappearance rocks a community and a family, in this stirring examination of grief, faith, justice and the atrocities of war, from literary legend Joyce Carol Oates.

Pik-Bube

Roman

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426451662

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Genie und Wahnsinn: ein Thriller auf höchstem Niveau von Amerikas Literatur-Ikone Joyce Carol Oates Unter dem Pseudonym »Pik-Bube« verfasst der renommierte Schriftsteller Andrew Rush düster-verstörende Thriller. So leicht ihm das Schreiben dieser rauschhaften Gewaltfantasien weit nach Mitternacht von der Hand geht, so verschwommen ist später seine Erinnerung an den Inhalt. Als ein Plagiatsvorwurf Rushs guten Ruf – und damit seine Existenz und seine Familie – bedroht, ist plötzlich »Pik-Bube« mit hinterhältigen Ratschlägen zur Stelle. Und fast gegen seinen Willen beginnt Rush ihnen zu folgen ... »Nur wenige Autoren leuchten die dunkelsten Winkel des menschlichen Geistes derart gekonnt aus.« Seattle Times

The Falls

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007196741

Category: Love Canal Chemical Waste Landfill (Niagara Falls, N.Y.)

Page: 481

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A tale of murder, loss and romance in the mist of Niagara Falls: it is the crowning achievement of Joyce Carol Oates's career to date.

My Sister, My Love

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007305761

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 578

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When a beautiful, ice-skating child prodigy is found brutally murdered, suspicion mounts against friends, neighbours, and even the young girl's own family. Told from the point of view of the dead girl's brother, 'My Sister, My Love' explores the darkest corners of the human psyche, and takes the reader into a twisted world.