We Were the Mulvaneys

We Were the Mulvaneys

The Mulvaneys, at first a close and very lucky family, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family. 75,000 first printing.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: UOM:39015054037844

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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The Mulvaneys, at first a close and very lucky family, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family. 75,000 first printing.
Categories: Fiction

The Oprah Affect

The Oprah Affect

complained that Winfrey's methods of reading were condescending and uncultured.3 And other literary critics soon observed ... Case Study: We Were the Mulvaneys and Critical Readings of Oprah's Book Club A case study of an episode of ...

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791477441

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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Essays explore the broad cultural impact of Oprah’s Book Club.
Categories: Social Science

The Late Age of Print

The Late Age of Print

Oprah's Book Club: White Oleander,” The Oprah Winfrey Show, June 15, 1999, 14– 15 (transcript). Ibid., 17. Oprah's Book Club,” September 9, 1999, 8. 50. Ibid., 9. Ibid. Ibid. Ibid., 20. “Oprah's Book Club: We Were the Mulvaneys,” The ...

Author: Theodore G. Striphas

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231148153

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Here, the author assesses our modern book culture by focusing on five key elements including the explosion of retail bookstores like Barnes & Noble and Borders, and the formation of the Oprah Book Club.
Categories: Social Science

Oprah

Oprah

Oprah's Book Club: We Were the Mulvaneys,” The Oprah Winfrey Show (March 8, 2001); “Oprah's Book Club: Drowning Ruth,” The Oprah Winfrey Show (November 16, 2000). 110. Travis, “'It Will Change the World If Everybody Reads This Book,'” ...

Author: Kathryn Lofton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520259270

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Oprah Winfrey is a media messiah for a secular age. This book is an examination of the religious dimensions of Oprah Winfrey's empire, deploying the idiom of US religious history and metrics of religious studies to assess Winfrey's success on the national and international scene.
Categories: Religion

A Study Guide for Joyce Carol Oates s We Were the Mulvaneys

A Study Guide for Joyce Carol Oates s  We Were the Mulvaneys

Attention to the book soared, however, when it was announced as the first selection of 2001 for Oprah's Book Club. After that, hundreds of thousands of copies were bought. Though the 2002 movie adaptation was made for a cable television ...

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410340979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 35

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A Study Guide for Joyce Carol Oates's "We Were the Mulvaneys," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Multiethnic Literature and Canon Debates

Multiethnic Literature and Canon Debates

After this essay was submitted to the publishers, Oprah Winfrey reconstituted her book club in September 2005 to include contemporary works, ... Interview with Denise Lanctot on Recorded Books Audiotape of We Were the Mulvaneys, 2001.

Author: Mary Jo Bona

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9780791481752

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Examines the making of multiethnic literature and its place both in the classroom and in popular culture.
Categories: Social Science

Everybody s Jane

Everybody s Jane

23 Examining an episode of Oprah's Book Club devoted to Joyce Carol Oates's novel We Were the Mulvaneys, Kate Douglas found too that “the dominant motivation for reading inherent within this reading community is personal development.

Author: Juliette Wells

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441118998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The first book to investigate Jane Austen's popular significance today, Everybody's Jane considers why Austen matters to amateur readers, how they make use of her novels, what they gain from visiting places associated with her, and why they create works of fiction and nonfiction inspired by her novels and life.The voices of everyday readers emerge from both published and unpublished sources, including interviews conducted with literary tourists and archival research into the founding of the Jane Austen Society of North America and the exceptional Austen collection of Alberta Hirshheimer Burke of Baltimore.Additional topics include new Austen portraits; portrayals of Austen, and of Austen fans, in film and fiction; and hybrid works that infuse Austen's writings with horror, erotica, or explicit Christianity.Everybody's Jane will appeal to all those who care about Austen and will change how we think about the importance of literature and reading today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oprah Phenomenon

The Oprah Phenomenon

... Straus, Giroux, 1994); Joyce Carol Oates, We Were the Mulvaneys, (New York:Wheeler Publishers, 2001). 44. Kathleen Rooney, Reading with Oprah: The Book Club that Changed America (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, ...

Author: Jennifer Harris

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813159942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, "Oprah" has become a brand representing the talk show host's unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Contributors address praise from her many supporters and weigh criticisms from her detractors. Winfrey's ability to create a feeling of intimacy with her audience has long been cited as one of the foundations of her popularity. She has repeatedly made national headlines by engaging and informing her audience with respect to her personal relationships to race, gender, feminism, and New Age culture. The Oprah Phenomenon explores these relationships in detail. At the root of Winfrey's message to her vast audience is her assertion that anyone can be a success regardless of background or upbringing. The contributors scrutinize this message: What does this success entail? Is the motivation behind self-actualization, in fact, merely the hope of replicating Winfrey's purchasing power? Is it just a prescription to buy the products she recommends and heed the advice of people she admires, or is it a lifestyle change of meaningful spiritual benefit? The Oprah Phenomenon asks these and many other difficult questions to promote a greater understanding of Winfrey's influence on the American consciousness.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Reading Oprah

Reading Oprah

How Oprah's Book Club Changed the Way America Reads Cecilia Konchar Farr ... writerly responses to We Were the Mulvaneys and House of Sand and Fog , which Oprah introduced as not just a good book but " an A + book .

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462587

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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An analysis of how Oprah's Book Club has changed America's reading habits.
Categories: Social Science

We Were The Mulvaneys

We Were The Mulvaneys

For use in schools and libraries only. The Mulvaneys, at first a close and very lucky family, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family.

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613708733

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 607

For use in schools and libraries only. The Mulvaneys, at first a close and very lucky family, drift apart over the years, until the youngest son, Judd, discovers the secret of their downfall and sets out to help reunite the family.
Categories: Fiction