Joyce Carol Oates

January 15, 2010

Many of you know that I have a complicated relationship with Joyce Carol Oates.  She was my thesis advisor, and her ability to be prolific in her own work led her to being sort of an insufficient editor of mine.  It was frustrating, and being famous, she allocated little time for her students.

My dad just pointed out this piece in today’s Wall Street Journal–it’s interesting, and makes me regret not being more assertive in getting to know her better and cultivating a better dynamic.


One Response to “Joyce Carol Oates”

  1. uninvoked said

    She looks scary. O.O You’re lucky to have worked with such a famous author, but wow…

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