Roll, Presses, Roll: Recent Works on Black History (on Slave Testimony: Two Centuries of Letters, Speeches, Interviews, and Autobiographies by John W. Blassingame; This Species of Property: Slave Life and Culture in the Old South by Leslie Howard Owens; & They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima)

The Colonial South Rediscovered (on Intellectual Life in the Colonial South 1585-1763. 3 volumes by Richard Beale Davis)

Cutting Beetle-Blighted Ponderosa Pine

The Tragic Vision of The Possessed

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of some one hundred books in multiple genres, including the novel Little Bird of Heaven (2009), the story collection Sourland (2010), and the memoir A Widow’s Story (2011), all from Ecco. The 2010 recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Award for Lifetime Achievement of the National Book Critics Circle, Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, where she has taught since 1978. Oates’s “Ballerina” appeared in our fortieth-anniversary retrospective (Spring 1986).

Animals Who Remember

The Child

High Field—First Day of Winter

The Language of Adventure

The Perfect Stranger