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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? (1966) [Short Story]
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Joyce Carol Oates's prize-winning story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" takes up troubling subjects that continue to occupy her in her fiction: the romantic longings and limited options of adolescent women; the tensions between mothers and daughters; the sexual victimization of women; and the American obsession with violence. Inspired by a magazine story about a serial killer, its remarkable portrait of the dreamy teenager Connie has made it a feminist classic. Connie's life anticipates the emergence of American society from the social innocence of the fifties into the harsher contemporary realities of war, random violence, and crime. The story was the basis for the movie Smooth Talk, which became the subject of much feminist debate.

Originally published in Epoch, Fall 1966.

Original title: Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     American Short Story Masterpieces (1987) [Anthology]
      Authors: Ursula K. Le Guin , Bernard Malamud , James Alan McPherson , John Updike , Richard Ford , Philip Roth , John Gardner , Joyce Carol Oates , Flannery O'Connor , Tobias Wolff , Mark Helprin , Arthur Miller , Raymond Carver , Bobbie Ann Mason , Harold Brodkey , Gail Godwin , E.L. Doctorow , James Baldwin , Gina Berriault , Grace Paley , James Salter , Tess Gallagher , Andre Dubus , Leonard Michaels , Richard G. Brautigan , Ann Beattie , Barry Hannah , Joy Williams , Stanley Elkin , Vance Bourjaily , Carol Bly , Evan S. Connell , Frank Conroy , Lawrence Sargent Hall , Jayne Anne Phillips , David Quammen
     Fiction: A Harpercollins Pocket Anthology (1993) [Anthology]
      Authors: Edgar Allan Poe , William Faulkner , Nathaniel Hawthorne , Ernest Hemingway , Shirley Jackson , James Joyce , D. H. Lawrence , Anton Chekhov , John Steinbeck , Alice Walker , Edith Wharton , Willa Cather , Katherine Anne Porter , Eudora Welty , John Cheever , John Updike , Gabriel García Márquez , Louise Erdrich , Chinua Achebe , Margaret Atwood , Ralph Ellison , Doris Lessing , Joyce Carol Oates , Flannery O'Connor , Kate Chopin , Guy de Maupassant , Raymond Carver , Bobbie Ann Mason , Alice Munro , Richard Wright , Denise Chávez
     Small Avalanches (2003) [Collection]
      Author: Joyce Carol Oates
     High Lonesome (2006) [Collection]
      Author: Joyce Carol Oates


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