The cowl artwork for Joyce Carol Oates’ (left) evocative assortment of quick tales exhibits a lady, bare aside from a pair of darkish footwear, sitting in an armchair within the daytime and bending ahead to look out of a window.
Edward Hopper’s oil portray Eleven A.M (1926) is a becoming selection for a e book of tales the place readers observe characters as they observe different folks. A person gazes at his bare lover whereas she sleeps; a bereaved girl turns into unhealthily fixated on the “small close-set eyes” and “hideous protruding tongue” of an overweight lady she meets on a cruise.
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