Joyce Carol Oates | Critical Essay by Diane Long Hoeveler

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Joyce Carol Oates.
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Critical Essay by Diane Long Hoeveler

SOURCE: Hoeveler, Diane Long. “Postgothic Fiction: Joyce Carol Oates Turns the Screw on Henry James.” Studies in Short Fiction 35, no. 4 (fall 1998): 355-71.

In the following essay, Hoeveler considers the relationship between “The Accursed Inhabitants of the House of Bly” and Henry James's “The Turn of the Screw.”

1: “suffering Is Infinite and Will Not Diminish.”—oates

Readers of James's classic gothic conundrum, “The Turn of the Screw,” have been asking themselves essentially the same questions since the tale appeared in 1898. That is, the central puzzle has been to understand the psyche of the governess, and, if she is insane, as the reader increasingly suspects, then how does one read a text that is completely occluded, inseparable from her...

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