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What I Lived For A Novel by Joyce Carol Oates

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Published by Plume .
Written in English


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Number of Pages624
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Open LibraryOL7590604M
ISBN 100452272696
ISBN 109780452272699

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This book is over pages (it’s a reprint, having first been published in ) and there were times I wasn’t sure I could spend any more time with this guy. I’ve always known that Ms. Oates is a brave author and I think this is probably one of her bravest efforts. But /5(13). About Where I Lived, and What I Lived For. The perfect books for the true book lover, Penguin’s Great Ideas series features twelve more groundbreaking works by some of history’s most prodigious thinkers. Each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-driven design that highlights the bookmaker’s art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this . What I Lived For Book Summary and Study Guide. Joyce Carol Oates Booklist Joyce Carol Oates Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of What I Lived For; Jerome "Corcky" Corchorn is a sucessful businessman and low level politician in his home town, Union City, New York. On the outside he has everything going for him. Reading Response: Where I Lived, and What I lived For “Time is but the stream I go afishing in” (Thoreau, 38). This represents time to a stream; an endless stream that goes on and empties into the vast ocean which it seems to be of no end. This reference to time speaks of life as forever flowing.

1. Economy 2. Where I Lived, and What I Lived For 3. Reading 4. Sounds 5. Solitude 6. Visitors 7. The Bean-Field 8. The Village 9. The Ponds Baker Farm Higher Laws. Where I Lived, and What I Lived For Henry David Thoreauwas born in and raised in Concord, Massa-chusetts, living there for most of his life. Along with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Thoreau was one of the most important thinkers of his time in America and is still widely read Size: 43KB. I have read in a Hindoo book, that "there was a king's son, who, being expelled in infancy from his native city, was brought up by a forester, and, growing up to maturity in that state, imagined himself to belong to the barbarous race with which he lived. ― Henry David Thoreau, Where I Lived, and What I Lived For “The Vedas say, "All intelligences awake with the morning." Poetry and art, and the fairest and most memorable of the actions of men, date from such an hour. All poets and heroes, like Memnon, are the children of Aurora, and emit their music at sunrise.”Cited by: 3.

What I Lived For Summary Joyce Carol Oates takes the title of this novel from a chapter tide in Henry "David Thoreau's Walden (), "Where I Lived, and What I Lived For." Lurking behind Thoreau's description of his simple life that made him fully awake to the sustaining power of nature is his protest against the materialism and exploitation. Where I Live and What I Lived For is a collection of essays by the 19th century philosopher Henry David Thoreau extracted from the book of essays Walden and Civil Disobedience. In Economy Thoreau suggests simple living and despised excessive glamour of life/5.   The Transcendentalists' faith in nature was tested by Thoreau between and when he lived for twenty-six months in a homemade hut at Walden Pond. While living at Walden, Thoreau worked on the two books published during his lifetime: Walden () and A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ()/5(). I want you to taste this," writes Portland, Oregon-based artist Harrell Fletcher in Where I Lived, and What I Lived For. Featuring texts by artists Miranda July, Allan McCollum, Chris Johanson and Byron Kim, this volume was made during a residency at Domaine De Kerguehennec in Brittany, France/5.