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Download Blonde Author Joyce Carol Oates Doc ↠ 754 pages Í Joyce carol oates ☆ In this ambitious book Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner poetic and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker—the child the woman the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Marilyn s myth and an extraordinary woman’s heartbreaking reality Blonde is a sweeping epic that pays tribute to the elusive magic and devastation behind the creation of the great twentieth century American sta Joyce Carol Oates has appropriated our American wet dream the winner of the global boner bracket the all time Who'd You Rather champion she's taken and made some kind of Cinderella Christ myth out of her tarted up for the ball by her leering old fairy godfather and when the clock hits twelve martyred for our filthy sins No soft focus angel Christ here either this is Mel Gibson torture Christ all meat and oozing sores inside her mouth Oates insists on the fact of her body Marilyn Monroe spends the entire book menstruating and sweating and stinking and pissing When she's sodomized by an old guy Oates describes it like a beak plunging in She never blinks She feels everything Like Christ she has some Daddy issues Like Christ she tries to chicken out Like Christ she seems to understand where this is all headed and to face it bewildered and terrified She's not dumb she just has no defenses She knows why she's here It was my intention to create a female portrait as emblematic of her time and place as Emma Bovary was of hers says Oates and you're like Create Wasn't Marilyn Monroe already created But the historical Monroe is a palimpsest for Oates She has her own agenda The historical individuals are not in the novel she says Rather their historical roles are the subject of the novel In one scene Marilyn Monroe goes incognito to the theater to watch her own movie and finds herself surrounded by men staring up at the screen and masturbating and that scene is this book in a nutshellOates has her sights set high Blonde is her longest book and her most audacious in a long career of audacity and it totally works Suck it Mailer The singular Great American Novel doesn't exist because there are so many Americans right The loner cowboy; the runaway slave; the pioneer woman and the dizzy blonde too the sexpot the whore that's an American archetype Oh hey you can't miss Marilyn says Marilyn She'll be the one with the vagina Here she is

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In this ambitious book Joyce Carol Oates boldly reimagines the inner poetic and spiritual life of Norma Jeane Baker the child the woman the fated celebrity and idolized blonde the world came to know as Mari Finally finished wish I were still reading all magic is gone from life now pls advsThis is the New Feminist Text I honestly think if every gal too young to remember or too young to even have a mother who actively remembers the effects of the women's movement of the 60s were given a copy of this book we'd have much less patriarchy snackdom in the world much eual pay and way fewer pointy toed stilettosMarilyn Monroe was continuously systematically screwed over pawned and sucked dry by man after man playwright and athlete and high school sweetheart alike as well as by Men™ which includes not just men but all the women gentlemen scholars mathematicians AND carpenters' wives who agree that the female body is but a glittery soft object for boys to ogle pet and circle jerk off to from the comforts of the Oval Office or locker room bench alike an object off of which there's billions to be made throughout her brief lifeAll the girls these days who walk around purring docilely between bouts of bulimia in designer skinnyjeans on their way to have their antidepressant prescriptions refilled need to read this book and then get back to us on whether or not they still think calling themselves and maybe actually BECOMING feminists is unnecessaryUpdate I'm absorbing this book slowly through a long visually unremarkable osmotic process or maybe it's the other way around and I'm ITS prey Either way I'm only a little than halfway through and I think I might experience actual physical withdrawal when I'm done For madness is seductive sexy Female madnessSo long as the female is reasonably young and attractive why I love Joyce Carol Oates

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Blonde Author Joyce Carol OatLyn Monroe In a voice startling intimate and rich Norma Jeane tells her own story that of an emblematic American artist intensely conflicted and driven who has lost her way A powerful portrait of Hollywood I have conflicting emotions about this book and it goes something like this “The book is about Marilyn so what is there NOT to like about it right Warts and all it is a powerful book written by a powerful writer” But the song that keeps playing in my head the words that keep haunting me comes from the voice of another writer This is the story of a rape“ This is the story of a rape of the events that led up to it and followed it and of the place in which it happened There are the action the people and the place; all of which are interrelated but in their totality incommunicable in isolation from the moral continuum of human affairs”There is something so ugly and disturbing about Joyce Carol Oates’s interpretation of Marilyn’s life that if one were to take away the author’s name one would suspect it was written by a loathsome mysogynist hell bent on destroying every last vestige of humanity in Marilyn Monroe movie ueen and Norma Jeane Baker innocent dreamerI fell into a trance in the first few hundred pages falling subject to Norma Jeane’s unuenchable spirit Even tossed about by the vagaries of her early years the reader sees how Norma Jeane was destined for some kind of greatness She was an indefatigable optimist; a resilient life force that did battle with her mother’s depression and burgeoning insanity and from under which she sprang out stronger still It was only later after the little fighter had grown into a vibrant woman who had been knocked down one too many times that the inherited depression finally consumed her and dragged her into hell In the intervening years she fought and fought like hell to hang onto the dream of “getting out alive” and making something of her life The reader can’t help but feel an overwhelming sadness and fatalism because unlike the young Norma Jeane we know how the story ends So far so good despite its all consuming sadnessThen Oates’s fangs come out She reveals to us her secret loathing for Marilyn sub consciously played out in the voice of the men who hated The Blonde Actress cow cunt stupid cunt mammalian bitch tramp slut WHORE sucker of cocks depressed whacko bitch stupid cunt stupid cunt stupid cunt OK we hear you But that’s the point I don’t hear the voice of the men so much as I hear Oates’s voice in my head you whore you bitch you cunt The sub text screams to me so loudly it’s like a punch in the face by Oates every slander uttered This is nothing but a vile peep show it occurred to me half way through the novel Here I am engaging in the tearing down of the movie ueen complicit in the act of rape No one is forcing me to read this book just like no one forced Oates to write itThe voyeuristic uality is enhanced by the protracted use of the third person The Blonde Actress The Ex Athlete The Playwright The President We the readers are standing in the red light district leering into the dimly lit and dirty window where the young woman lies exposed and vulnerable No one looks away either out of decency or revulsion A human being is being torn apart and we continue to be complicit in her excoriation You won’t write about me will you Daddy You won’t write about me will you You won’t write about me Knowing this knowing how much Norma Jeane abhorred being written about in her Marilyn persona Oates revels in ignoring her plea Like the paparazzi who swoop like carrion birds she licks up every last intimate detail and splatters it luridly for our consumption Disturbingly Oates seems even obsessed with Marilyn’s body than the raving fans dwelling obsessively on skin and excretions and secretions ad nauseam She is pre occupied with Marilyn’s sexual intimacies and her miscarriages and her womb She is so consumed by Marilyn’s womb in fact that she leaves us with the notion she believes all Marilyn ever was was a big gaping receptacle of vileness hungry for as much degradation as she could possibly contain Over and over again we hear stupid cunt hailed as the avenue to the stinking infertile receptacle Marilyn’s womb did not bear fruit after all it was simply another secreting foul failure of our movie ueen“ I’m always running into people’s unconscious” Those words prophetically spoken by Marilyn Monroe in her empty headed persona shine uite a light on this fictional biography Oates seems to have run smack into the middle of her own “unconscious” while trying to explore Marilyn’s As much as art can be an exploratory medium to expose the vileness of the world and act as a cathartic force for change just as often it reveals the vileness or the victim within It often uncovers our own hidden truths and reveals to us our own failings When confronted with ourselves it thus becomes easy to say “this is just art” when we really should be admitting “this is me” As much as this was an authoritative book then it was an eually forceful indictment of the things that should not be said Certain secrets should not be violated Add to that there are some books that should never have been written despite the truths they hold This is one of themSo many will disagree because it was written by an influential writer and it’s art