Upon the Sweeping Flood & Other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates [FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING] 1972
Upon the Sweeping Flood & Other Stories by Joyce Carol Oates
FIRST PAPERBACK PRINTING  FAWCETT CREST
Vintage paperback in excellent condition. Mild wear to cover and tanning to pages. Reads great!
Joyce Carol Oates's collection of short stories 'Upon the Sweeping Flood' includes stories which articulate her world-view. Stories of the Nietzschean struggle of man against a hostile environment are set in Eden County. Through characters such as Annette in 'First Views of the Enemy' and Walter Stuart in 'Upon the Sweeping Flood' Oates portrays the plight of isolated human beings, who are in constant danger of descending into madness. This short story collection marks Oates's shift in locale from the suburban Eden County to urban America.