Saturday, March 24, 2012


As far as I am concerned the first great, and maybe it's going to be the greatest, literary event of the year has happened: Joyce Carol Oates's latest novel "Mudwoman" I ordered, has arrived, I have started reading it at once...the narrator's voice is, as ever, like a light that gets sharper and sharper and more conspicuous at every paragraph, there's this sense of increasing force in the narration, a grip that tightens with an absolute determination on a ground reminding of Shakespeare and Eliot and the Greek tragedies. The natural setting splendidly obsessive, clustering and luminous, even if ominous too, like a growing, expanding hum.


Dave King said...

I'm a great fan of J.C.O., but didn't know about this one of hers. Can't imagine how I'd not heard! Thanks for alerting me!

Crafty Green Poet said...

sounds well worth finding and reading!