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Herman Melville

Writer (August 01, 1819 - September 28, 1891)
Nationality: American
Although his writings drew scathing reviews from critics in his day, Herman Melville's works soon found an eager readership in the war-weary generations of the 20th century. His novel Moby-Dick is universally praised as a classic of American fiction.
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

  • Short story collection 1974
Of all the works in her staggering repertoire, Joyce Carol Oates' "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" is one of the most studied. Its unsettling conclusion has invited numerous interpretations speculating on the meaning of the story.
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