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Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart

by Joyce Carol Oates

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Published by Plume in New York, N.Y., U.S.A .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New York (State)
    • Subjects:
    • African American families -- Fiction,
    • African Americans -- Fiction,
    • Race relations -- Fiction,
    • New York (State) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJoyce Carol Oates.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3565.A8 B4318 1991
      The Physical Object
      Pagination405 p. ;
      Number of Pages405
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1862053M
      ISBN 100452265819
      LC Control Number90019681


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The creature says 'because it is bitter and because it is my heart.'. Oates traces the lives of Iris and Jinx in the aftermath of the murder that binds the two of them together. Both of them cannibalize parts of themselves-out of guilt, shame, and are /5. In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, including  We Were the Mulvaneys, A Book of American Martyrs, Black Water, Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart, and  Broke Heart Blues,   Joyce Carol Oates  is the author of a number of works of gothic fiction including  Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque,  a World Fantasy Award nominee; and  Zombie, Cited by: 8.

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In addition to many prize-winning and bestselling novels, including  We Were the Mulvaneys, A Book of American Martyrs, Black Water, Because It Is Bitter and Because It Is My Heart, and  Broke Heart Blues,   Joyce Carol Oates  is the author of a number of works of gothic fiction including  Haunted: Tales of the Grotesque,  a World Fantasy Award nominee; /5(6).

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With Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart, I wanted to write the novel in present tense, omniscient narrative, so that while we sometimes go into different people’s heads, we’re actually not in anybody’s head; we’re experiencing everything from the outside. I wanted to write it this way because I’d never written in that form.

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Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart is a novel by American novelist Joyce Carol Oates. The title is taken from "In the Desert", a poem by Stephen 's novel was nominated for best work of fiction in the National Book Awards.

About Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart. Joyce Carol Oates adds to her extraordinary body of work with this stunning National Book Award Finalist filled with violence, love, racism, and a shared secret in mid-century New York.

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"It is bitter -- bitter," he answered; Because it is bitter, And because it is my heart." Joyce Carol Oates liked the last two lines so much she used them as the title for one of her novels. Also born today: Fernando Valenzuela.

-- DL. Posted by The Best American Poetry on Novem at AM in Poems | Permalink. Lonely Iris Courtney learns about life in the small town of Hammond, New York, where blacks and whites live separate lives.

She learns of love from her parents - hard-drinking, hard-living Duke Courtney and his stormy marriage with the lovely but troubled Persia Courtney. But Iris learns most from.

Get this from a library. Because it is bitter, and because it is my heart. [Joyce Carol Oates] -- Iris Courtney, a young white woman living in upstate New York in the decade prior to the civil rights movement, begins a clandestine relationship with Jinx Fairchild, a black man who had defended her.