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Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's ski, another's voice, another's soul.

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Joyce Carol Oates "The Falls" - “A man climbs over the railings and plunges into Niagara Falls. A newlywed, he has left behind his wife, Ariah Erskine, in the honeymoon suite the morning after their wedding.”

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The challenge is to resist circumstances. Any idio can be happy in a happy place. But moral courage is required to be happy in a hellhole - Joyce Carol Oates

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from Flavorwire

17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read

17 Essays by Female Writers That Everyone Should Read: Joan Didion, Virginia Woolf, Joyce Carol Oates, Annie Dillard, Adrienne Rich, Cheryl Strayed, Gretel Ehrlich, Jamaica Kincaid, Jo Ann Beard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Meghan Daum, Meredith Hall, Natalia Ginzburg, Ruthann Robson, Sandra Steingraber, Sandra Tsing Loh, Zadie Smith.

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"Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another's skin, another's voice, another's soul." Joyce Carol Oates #joycecaroloates #reading #books

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from Better Know A Book

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates

Heard Joyce Carol Oates's "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" on Selected Shorts last night and was reminded how thoroughly this story affected me when I was fifteen; it totally got its claws into me again now. Brilliant. | http://store.symphonyspace.org/products/where-are-you-going-where-have-you-been-mp3-download

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