IS THERE NOTHING "JOYOUS" IN ISIS? PONDERS JOYCE CAROL OATES

Is There Nothing "Joyous" In ISIS? Ponders Joyce Carol Oates
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IS THERE NOTHING "JOYOUS" IN ISIS? PONDERS JOYCE CAROL OATES



Written by Jack Blocker
24 Tuesday 24th November 2015

Joyce Carol Oates is a highly revered American author. She is perhaps as well known for her literary prolificacy as her literary prowess, having published upwards of 40 novels. This work ethic is matched by her twitter, where she frequently tweets about things involving stuff, even when those things and that stuff might have been better left un-tweeted.

Por ejemplo, she recently pondered this question (the screengrab is below if she's since deleted it):

This roughly translates to "all we hear about ISIS bums me out a bit. Is there nothing nothing chill about them? Thoughts?"

If this sounds like a question someone on ether might ponder beneath the canopy of a deciduous forest, it's because Joyce Carol Oates does seem a bit like someone who'd do that. She regularly takes to twitter to ask complex questions, albeit ones nobody cares to answer because a robust consensus has already been reached by evidence / current affairs / full scale massacres.

In mitigating this trial by twitter, Oates did go on to explain herself:

Fair enough. It is important to wonder why so many are hopping on the ISIS bandwagon. But in light of recent events, it'would have been wiser to phrase that first tweet differently.

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