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Vol. 02 , No. 03   


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American Fiction in the Post WW II Era
JOYCE CAROL OATES
LANGDON ELSBREE
ROBERT FOSSUM
WENDY OWEN
Wednesday, October 29, 1986

An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates
JOYCE CAROL OATES
Thursday, October 30, 1986

From October 28 through November 1, CMC celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding. A notable feature of the occasion is a visit by the outstanding American author, Joyce Carol Oates, who speaks at the Athenaeum on October 29-30. This prolific writer has published nearly 20 novels, in addition to numerous collections of short stories, poetry, and criticism. Many of her works exp1ore contemporary America, and the best known include A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967)and Them (1969), which won a National Book Award. Writer-in-residence at Princeton University since 1978, Oates is the recent author of Solstice (1985) and Marya: A Life (1986).

Following a 5:30 p.m. reception and dinner on Wednesday evening, October 29, Oates will speak about American fiction in the post-World War II era. At 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 30, she will meet with students who are reading her works in literature classes. At 7:00 p.m. that evening, again following a 5:30 reception and dinner, she will join CMC literature professors Langdon Elsbree, Robert H. Fossum, and Wendy Owen for further conversation about her writing. Use The Fortnightly's coupons to make reservations for any or all of these special occasions.