Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry audiobook

Memory of Old Jack

By Wendell Berry
Read by Paul Michael

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The Port William Series

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200510832

  • ISBN: 9798200510818

  • ISBN: 9798200510825

Runtime: 7.80 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In a rural Kentucky river town, “Old Jack” Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the shades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America’s past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This audiobook release offers an excellent venue for new audiences to discover Berry, a seminal literary figure whose gifted storytelling challenges, provokes, inspires and affirms.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The rarest (and highest) of literary classes consists of that small group of authors who are absolutely inimitable...One of the half-dozen living American authors who belong in this class is Wendell Berry.” Los Angeles Times Book World
“Berry draws upon his enormous poetic talent to develp the theme of man's deep attachment to the land....The account of Jack's courtship of his wife is a beautiful piece of writing...and worthy of a place among the best pieces of prose written by American writers of this century.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Wendell Berry

Author Bio: Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1934, and lives and farms with his wife, Tanya Berry, close to the place of his birth. A poet, critic, storyteller, and activist, he has written more than fifty books. He is the recipient of The National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, and was named The Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is a winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Religion
Runtime: 7.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English