The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age

The Lost Landscape: A Writer's Coming of Age

by Joyce Carol Oates

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062408686
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 806,772
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. Her most recent novel is A Book of American Martyrs. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

Hometown:

Princeton, New Jersey

Date of Birth:

June 16, 1938

Place of Birth:

Lockport, New York

Education:

B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

I

We Begin 3

Mommy & Me 5

Happy Chicken: 1942-1944 11

Discovering Alice: 1947 41

District School #7, Niagara County, New York 45

Piper Cub 55

After Black Rock 61

Sunday Drive 69

Fred's Signs 81

"They All Just Went Away" 85

"Where Has God Gone" 109

Headlights: The First Death 135

"The Brush" 141

An Unsolved Mystery: The Lost Friend 145

"Start Your Own Business!" 183

The Lost Sister: An Elegy 201

Nighthawk: Recollections of a Lost Time 223

II

Detroit: Lost City 1962-1968 269

Story Into Film: "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" And Smooth Talk 277

Photo Shoot: West Eleventh Street, Nyc, March 6, 1970 285

Food Mysteries 293

Facts, Visions, Mysteries: My Father Frederic Oates, November 1988 299

A Letter to My Mother Carolina on Her Seventy-Eighth Birthday, November 8, 1994 325

"When I Was a Little Girl and My Mother Didn't Want Me" 331

III

Excerpt, Telephone Conversation with My Father Frederic Oates, May 1999 339

The Long Romance 341

My Mother's Quilts 345

Afterword 349

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