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At a glance:
- Author: Joyce Carol Oates
- First Published: 1966
- Type of Work: Short story
- Genres: Psychological fiction, Short fiction
- Subjects: Teaching or teachers, 1960's, Suicide, Guilt, Midwest, Emotions, Mental illness, Obsession, Colleges or universities, Students or student life, Mental institutions, hospitals or asylums, Nuns
- Locales: United States, Midwest (U.S.), North America
“In the Region of Ice,” first published in The Atlantic Monthly and later in the collection The Wheel of Love, won the O. Henry first prize in short fiction for 1967. It shares with other early Oates works, including the novel Son of the Morning (1978) and the story “Shame” (1968), a religious protagonist and a concern for spiritual issues. Sister Irene teaches the works of William Shakespeare at a small, Catholic university. For all practical purposes, she lives “in the region of ice”—a region void of feeling and passion. She is...
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