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The Lost Landscape - A Writer's Coming of Age

Joyce Carol Oates

Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow's Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters. The Lost Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates' vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble childhood in rural western New York State. From memories of her relatives, to those of a charming bond with a special red hen on her family farm; from her first friendships to her earliest experiences with death, The Lost Landscape is a powerful evocation of the romance of childhood, and its indelible influence on the woman and the writer she would become. In this exceptionally candid, moving, and richly reflective account, Oates explores the world through the eyes of her younger self, an imaginative girl eager to tell stories about the world and the people she meets. While reading Alice in Wonderland changed a young Joyce forever and inspired her to view life as a series of endless adventures, growing up on a farm taught her harsh lessons about sacrifice, hard work, and loss. With searing detail and an acutely perceptive eye, Oates renders her memories and emotions with exquisite precision, transporting us to a forgotten place and time-the lost landscape of her youth, reminding us of the forgotten landscapes of our own earliest lives.

Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow's Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters. The Lost Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates' vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble childhood in rural western New York State. From memories of her relatives, to those of a charming bond with a special red hen on her family farm; from her first friendships to her earliest experiences with death, The Lost Landscape is a powerful evocation of the romance of childhood, and its indelible influence on the woman and the writer she would become. In this exceptionally candid, moving, and richly reflective account, Oates explores the world through the eyes of her younger self, an imaginative girl eager to tell stories about the world and the people she meets. While reading Alice in Wonderland changed a young Joyce forever and inspired her to view life as a series of endless adventures, growing up on a farm taught her harsh lessons about sacrifice, hard work, and loss. With searing detail and an acutely perceptive eye, Oates renders her memories and emotions with exquisite precision, transporting us to a forgotten place and time-the lost landscape of her youth, reminding us of the forgotten landscapes of our own earliest lives.
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Written with the raw honesty and poignant insight that were the hallmarks of her acclaimed bestseller A Widow's Story, an affecting and observant memoir of growing up from one of our finest and most beloved literary masters. The Lost Landscape is Joyce Carol Oates' vivid chronicle of her hardscrabble childhood in rural western New York State. From memories of her relatives, to those of a charming bond with a special red hen on her family farm; from her first friendships to her earliest experiences with death, The Lost Landscape is a powerful evocation of the romance of childhood, and its indelible influence on the woman and the writer she would become. In this exceptionally candid, moving, and richly reflective account, Oates explores the world through the eyes of her younger self, an imaginative girl eager to tell stories about the world and the people she meets. While reading Alice in Wonderland changed a young Joyce forever and inspired her to view life as a series of endless adventures, growing up on a farm taught her harsh lessons about sacrifice, hard work, and loss. With searing detail and an acutely perceptive eye, Oates renders her memories and emotions with exquisite precision, transporting us to a forgotten place and time-the lost landscape of her youth, reminding us of the forgotten landscapes of our own earliest lives.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

11h 26m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:59


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

08:02


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

01:02:00


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

04:50


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

19:49


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

12:17


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:38


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

22:56


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

07:59


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

53:27


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

54:40


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

09:43


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

05:20


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

01:17:20


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

39:05


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

44:26


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

01:38:53


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

14:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

14:54


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

13:45


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

10:08


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

51:52


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

11:37


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

06:07


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

07:17


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

08:29


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

11:11


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

01:05