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Blonde: A Novel - Joyce Carol Oates, Jayne Atkinson
Blonde: A Novel
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In her most ambitious work to date, 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 Monroe. In a voice startlingly intimate and rich, Norma Jeane tells... show more
In her most ambitious work to date, 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 Monroe. In a voice startlingly intimate and rich, Norma Jeane tells her own story of an emblematic American artist -- intensely conflicted and driven -- who had lost her way. A powerful portrait of Hollywood'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 star.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060934934 (006093493X)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 738
Edition language: English
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La Mala *the mean girl*
La Mala *the mean girl* rated it
5.0 Blonde
Aguante la ficcion , carajo! (diría cierta actriz argenta antes de venderse al mundo de la telvision realidad) .Esta es Marilyn imaginada por Joyce Carol Oates . It doesn't get better than this
Barks At Everything
Barks At Everything rated it
4.0 Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
This is an interesting fiction/real life blend about the life and death of Marilyn Monroe. It appears to have pissed off many Monroe as well as Oates fans. Many who claim writer Oates was just bitter and jealous of Monroe's beauty, one reviewer going so far, after seeing Oates picture on the back co...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
0.0
Don't forget to read this! Sera says it's balls.
LaurenF
LaurenF rated it
Blonde is the Fictionalized Biography of Marilyn Monroe. I chose to read it over a more conventional style biography because I thought it would thought would be a more personal account and show more of her character and personality.The book chronicles her life as a young child growing up with a ment...
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment
What I Happen to Be Reading At the Moment rated it
3.0
This is the first novel by Joyce Carol Oates I've ready, and I have to say that her prose and her style are chosen carefully to reinforce the themes of the novel. On the other hand, this fictionalized biography of Marilyn Monroe was difficult to get through but fascinating to read, like watching tra...
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