CARTHAGE by Joyce Carol Oates

Links for East Side Readers

All The Varieties Of Love And Madness, On Display In 'Carthage' (NPR)
Review | Books | The Guardian
USA Today  by Charles Finch
Christian Science Monitor  by Yvonne Zipp
New York Times by Dwight Garner
New York Times Book Review by Liesl Schillinger
St. Louis Post-Dispatch  by Amanda St. Amand
Washington Post  by Dan Chaon
Minneapolis Star Tribune  by Pamela Miller 
Guardian (UK)  by Frances Perraudin
Three Guys One Book 
At The Dock
Is it a "war novel"? 
Or a post-war novel?  ** very interesting ideas here
At AllReaders.com

Joyce Carol Oates discusses Carthage with Isaac Fitzgerald (video) 
Huffington Post Brief
At Salon
J.C. Oates interviews herself (2013)
The New Yorker: A Video Visit with Joyce Carol Oates (2013)

 Research site at U. San Francisco
Links from her Speaking Agent 
Joyce Carol Oates Goes Home Again
9 Ways Reading Joyce Carol Oates Will Make You Feel More Powerful
Tweeting and FBooking  
Wikipedia biography

Carthage, NY
Carthage, North Africa 
Zeno of Elea
Zeno's Paradoxes 
Cressida (classical)

Punic Wars
Ascending and Descending 
M.C. Escher works and biography 

PTSD in returning veterans; and here, for example

1 comment:

RkC said...

Could not find a reading group guide, so here are some questions I have:
Did it matter that she sometimes looked like a boy?
Did her father really love her, the way it seemed in first chapter?
Did Brad secretly love her back?
Why was Brad's mother so awful?
Which parts are realistic & what did you just not buy?
Talk about narrative structure. Helpful? Confusing? Why so much detail?
Epiphany in death chamber. Moment of choice? Right at the edge? Why was this the turning point? Was it an easy decision to return? How could she not know.... esp. once she got computer access.
Was her family always a mess or only after her disappearance?
What about poor Brad? Hero or villain?
Juliet symbolic?
Can you go home again? Why would you want to?