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I Lock My Door upon Myself

I Lock My Door upon Myself

  • Title: I Lock My Door upon Myself
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  • ISBN : 9780452267084
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 98 pages


Originally published in 1990, I Lock My Door Upon Myself is the story of Calla, a beautiful, flame haired, willful girl living in rural upstate New York in the early years of the 20th century At 17, Calla is married off to a coarse local farmer Her chance encounter with an itinerant black water dowser leads to a passionate, obsessive, and doomed love affair, from which Originally published in 1990, I Lock My Door Upon Myself is the story of Calla, a beautiful, flame haired, willful girl living in rural upstate New York in the early years of the 20th century At 17, Calla is married off to a coarse local farmer Her chance encounter with an itinerant black water dowser leads to a passionate, obsessive, and doomed love affair, from which she emerges a celibate recluse


Author Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The Falls She is the Roger S Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978 Pseudonyms




I Lock My Door upon Myself Reviews (31)

  • If this is a dream it is not my dream for how should I know the language in which to dream it.Passion and penance. [..]

  • I believe it was Gore Vidal who once said that the three saddest words in American literature were Joyce Carol Oates Although he is always interesting, Vidal is not always right, and fortunately wasn t in this instance Admittedly, Joyce Carol Oates has no hesitation in tackling somber subjects, maki [..]

  • This is a haunting novella which, while most of the action takes place in the early 20th century, has a gothic feel appropriate to its setting in the Chautauqua region in western New York State It s told by the grand daughter of a woman about whom the narrator would have very little direct informati [..]

  • Haunting and evocative Its dust jacket illustration is of the Belgian symbolist Fernand Khnopff s painting I Lock My Door upon Myself image which is in turn based on Christina Rossetti s poem Who shall deliver me I lock my door upon myself, And bar them out but who shall wall Self from myself, most [..]

  • A sad and pretty little book about a masculine and eccentric woman in early twentieth century america upstate new york who in the midst of a marriage done for routine and not out of passion, falls in love with a black man who is a water dowser The prose is lyrical and engaging and the book reads ver [..]

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