By the time Connie leaves the house with the perceived implication that she will be raped to save her family, it is completely believable, and the reader agrees that there is no other way.
The meeting starts out innocently enough.
Influenced by the Vietnam warthe Detroit race riotsand a job offer, Oates moved across the river into Canada in with her husband, to a teaching position at the University of Windsor in Ontario. Connie does not know this boy, whom she soon realizes is an older man, and does not want to go with him.
The day long festival takes place in Rockville, Marylandthe city where Fitzgerald, his wife, and their daughter are all interred, as part of the F. Smithher husband and fellow graduate student, who would eventually become a professor of 18th-century literature.
Many of her short stories have won the O. Where does one start? When her family leaves to go to a picnic, Connie stays home to daydream about boys and lie in the sun.
Arnold Friend becomes more sinister as we learn more about him. Scott Fitzgerald Award for Achievement in American Literature award which is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in American literature.
Again, some of the key characters and events were based on real people whom Oates had known or heard of during her years in the city. After publishing her first novel, With Shuddering Fall, inOates has gone on to publish close to fifty novels and novellas, close to thirty collections of short stories, eight books of poetry, eight books of plays, and many volumes of essays and criticism.
Inshe won the National Book Award for her novel them The phone is dead, the men have a car to chase her down if she runs, and Arnold can always come back later to kill off her family and burn the house down.
She was a Ph. Henry Award — "In the Region of Ice"  We do not know for sure that harm comes to her. Obviously JCO has a full career behind her, if one chooses to look at it that way; many more titles and she might as well Although her parents were not highly educated, they were always supportive of her budding talents.
This story was adapted for the movie Smooth Talk, starring Laura Dern. Selected Early Stories My rating: Oates graduated as valedictorian from Syracuse University with a degree in English in [ citation needed ] and received her M.
How does one judge a new book by Oates when one is not familiar with most of the backlist?
Violence is a constant in her work, even leading Oates to have written an essay in response to the question, "Why Is Your Writing So Violent?
This question mark ending keeps the reader returning to the story again and again, allowing a different possibility each time. These looks also cause her some level of suffering at the hands of her mother, who is jealous because her own looks have faded.
Yet I have more stories to tell, and more novels […] ".
The incredible thing about the story is that Arnold does not use force or weapons to threaten Connie. September Select awards and honors[ edit ] Winner: First published in the literary journal Epoch init was later included in the short-story collection The Wheel of Love She revisited this subject in the title story of her collection Last Days: Though she kept her maiden name, she would later publish suspense novels under the pseudonym Rosamond Smith.
She won a scholarship to Syracuse University, where she majored in English and graduated as valedictorian. Frequent topics in her work include rural poverty, sexual abuse, class tensions, desire for power, female childhood and adolescence, and occasionally the supernatural.
Arnold wants to take Connie for a ride in his car. Lockport, a small rural town, had struggled economically since the Great Depression, but it provided Oates with a wholesome environment in which to grow up. While studying there, she met her future husband, Raymond Smith.
You can help by adding to it.A short Joyce Carol Oates biography describes Joyce Carol Oates's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?.
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? has 4, ratings and reviews. The sixties and seventies witnessed the emergence of Joyce Carol Oates as one of America's foremost writers of the short story.
' composed when the author was 19 years old, appeared in The Literary Review and was selected for both the O. Henry Awards /5. Apr 02, · In which I discuss the banning of books, Lolita (even though I've never read it), the importance of understanding other's people's perspectives and, of course, how much Joyce Carol Oates' novel.
Oates, "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" by Joyce Carol Oates () for Bob Dylan Her name was Connie.
Mar 05, · New books from Joyce Carol Oates, Peter Straub, Victor LaValle and others show us where the genre is going and where. Inshe published "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?", a short story dedicated to Bob Dylan and written after listening Memoir/Autobiography – The Journal of Joyce Carol Oates: –; Frank O'Connor International Short Story Interview with the Oxonian Review in June ; Joyce Carol Oates Bookworm.Download