• If Shakespeare's great plays are variants of stories, even novels, you can see how each character is telling his story from his perspective; each is vying with the others for dominance, but in the end, in tragedy, most of these voices will die, to be replaced by the yet more vigorous voice of a younger generation.

    "Writing Lessons From the Madly Prolific Joyce Carol Oates". Interview with Alexander Sammon, September 10, 2016.