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Joyce Carol Oates on grief’s hard comedy

By Chris Lombardi
Unlike her thirty-seven other books, the new collection by the iconic Joyce Carol Oates emerged under a shadow: that of her beloved husband Raymond J. Smith, editor of the Ontario Review, and of a marriage that lasted than 40 years. This week, Oates told Florida reporter Chauncey Mabe that her usually-indomitable writing process had been slowed by the loss quite…
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