Wild Nights!: Stories about the Last Days of Poe, Dickinson, Twain, James, and Hemingway (Paperback)

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Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain"), Henry James, Ernest Hemingway Joyce Carol Oates evokes each of these American literary icons in her newest work of prose fiction, poignantly and audaciously reinventing the climactic events of their lives. In subtly nuanced language suggestive of each of these writers, Oates explores the mysterious regions of the unknowable self that is "genius."

Darkly hilarious, brilliant, and brazen, Wild Nights is Joyce Carol Oates's most original and haunting work of the imagination.

About the Author


Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and the New York Times bestsellers The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina Etranger, and The Gravedigger s Daughter. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. In 2003 she received the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature and the Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and in 2006 she received the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award.

Praise For…


“…an imaginative, impressive work that spotlights yet another side of Oates’ prodigious talent.”
-St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Our most industrious writer back at the anvil, making her usual unholy racket, while simultaneously throwing off sporadic sparks of unalloyed brilliance.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“…when tackling Wild Nights!...I found myself not only enthralled but transported.”
-Washington Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061434822
ISBN-10: 0061434825
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: March 31st, 2009
Pages: 238
Language: English