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Famous American Author Asks If It's 'Naive' to Wonder If Islamic State Has 'Celebratory & Joyous' Qualities. The Responses Are Not to Be Missed.

"All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive ..."

Author Joyce Carol Oates (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Joyce Carol Oates — a celebrated American author and Princeton professor — is an iconic figure upon the literary landscape.

Author Joyce Carol Oates (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

But her considerable pedigree didn't spare her derision Sunday when she hopped on Twitter and offered this thought:

"All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous?" Oates inquired. "Or is query naive?"

Twitter wasn't gentle:

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