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Them

PS3565.A8
T48
2006

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Them

Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-

2006.

xxxiv, 546 pages ; 19 cm.

"A novel about class, race, and the horrific, glassy sparkle of urban life, them chronicles the lives of the Wendalls, a family on the steep edge of poverty in the windy, riotous Detroit slums. Loretta, beautiful and dreamy and full of regret by age sixteen, and her two children, Maureen and Jules, make up Oates' vision of the American family--broken, marginal, and romantically proud. The novel's title, pointedly uncapitalized, refers to those Americans who inhabit the outskirts of society--men and women, mothers and children--whose lives many authors in the 1960s had left unexamined. Alfred Kazin called her subject "the sheer rich chaos of American life." The Nation wrote, "When Miss Oates' potent, life-gripping imagination and her skill at narrative are conjoined, as they are preeminently in them, she is a prodigious writer." -- publisher description (September 2006).

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Field Ind Subfield Data
001 001     3858051
005 005     20180620081854.0
020 ISBN   $a ISBN  978-0-345-48440-6 (pbk.)
040 Cataloging Src   $a Original cataloging agency  OCO
    $c Transcribing agency  OCO
    $e Description conventions  rda
050 LC Call No 14  $a Classification number  PS3565
    $b Item number  .A8 T48 2006
100 ME:PersonalName 1   $a Personal name  Oates, Joyce Carol,
    $d Dates associated with a name  1938-
245 Title 10  $a Title  Them /
    $c Statement of responsibility  Joyce Carol Oates ; introduction by Elaine Showalter ; afterword by the author.
250 Edition   $a Edition statement  Modern Library paperback edition.
260 PublicationInfo   $c Date of publication, dist, etc  2006.
264 ProductnNotice $a Place of prod/dist/manuf.  New York :
    $b Name of prod./pub./dist./man.  Modern Library by arrangement with Ontario Review,
    $c Date of prod/dist/manuf/copyrt  2006.
300 Physical Desc   $a Extent  xxxiv, 546 pages ;
    $c Dimensions  19 cm.
336 ContentType   $a Content type term  text
    $b Content type code  txt
    $2 Source  rdacontent.
337 MediaType   $a Media type term  unmediated
    $b Media type code  n
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338 CarrierType   $a Carrier type term  volume
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520 Summary   $a Summary, etc. note  "A novel about class, race, and the horrific, glassy sparkle of urban life, them chronicles the lives of the Wendalls, a family on the steep edge of poverty in the windy, riotous Detroit slums. Loretta, beautiful and dreamy and full of regret by age sixteen, and her two children, Maureen and Jules, make up Oates' vision of the American family--broken, marginal, and romantically proud. The novel's title, pointedly uncapitalized, refers to those Americans who inhabit the outskirts of society--men and women, mothers and children--whose lives many authors in the 1960s had left unexamined. Alfred Kazin called her subject "the sheer rich chaos of American life." The Nation wrote, "When Miss Oates' potent, life-gripping imagination and her skill at narrative are conjoined, as they are preeminently in them, she is a prodigious writer." -- publisher description (September 2006).
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Working class families
    $v   Fiction.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Young women
    $v   Fiction.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Poor women
    $v   Fiction.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Domestic fiction.
650 Subj. $a Topical heading  Bildungsromans.
651 Subj:Geog $a Geographic name  Detroit (Mich.)
    $v Form subdivision  Fiction.
852 Holdings   $a Location  221
    $h Classification part  PS3565.A8 T48 2006
    $p Barcode  219232
    $9 Cost  $22.00
856 ElectronicLocat 4   $3 Materials specified  Cover image
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856 ElectronicLocat 4   $3 Materials specified  Author photo
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