The memory of Old Jack. by Wendell Berry

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Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Kentucky

Subjects:

  • Port William (Ky. : Imaginary place) -- Fiction,
  • Older men -- Fiction,
  • Kentucky -- Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.B536 Me, PS3552.E75 Me
The Physical Object
Pagination223 p.
Number of Pages223
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5423140M
ISBN 100151588651
LC Control Number73017094

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The Memory of The memory of Old Jack. book Jack took me back to Port William, Kentucky, a fictional town that is home to a farming community that I have grown to love.

This is my fifth book by Wendell Berry; it is also by far the saddest and most deeply affecting/5. "The Memory of Old Jack" struck me to the core as it reviews the life of Jack Beechum, long-time resident of Mr.

Berry's mythical town, Port William. Like old Jack, each of us confronts our own dragons throughout our lives. Like him, we deal with some better than others, but in the end, if we can pass away in peace with ourselves and the world Cited by: 8. The Memory of Old Jack (Port William) - Kindle edition by Berry, Wendell.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Memory of Old Jack (Port William).Cited by: 8.

The Memory of Old Jack is a slab of rich Americana." About the Author. Wendell Berry is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays.

He was recently awarded the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Louis Bromfield Society Award.

For over forty years he has lived and farmed ISBN:   The Memory of Old Jack takes place on a single day inwhen Jack Beechum, then 92 years old, replays his life like a movie in his head. He is the last of his generation, and his generation was the last to farm in the pre-industrial way, with mules, for example, instead of by: 8.

THE MEMORY OF OLD JACK. With the Stay-at-Home admonishment still in place for those of us well-beyond our 60 th year, I’ve begun reaching for books on my shelves, books I thought I’d never get around to reading. Wendell Berry’s The Memory of Old Jack is one of those books.

What a surprise to find all sorts of marginalia in my handwriting, indicating that I had once read Old Jack. The Memory of Old Jack Summary & Study Guide Description.

The Memory of Old Jack Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections. The Memory of Old Jack | Berry Wendell | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry is one work of fiction of many set in the same town with recurring characters.

Even though Berry was only 39 years old at the time that he published The Memory of Old Jack inthe author does a remarkable job depicting the challenges and opportunities of advanced age.

(Note: It's Wendell Berry's 81st birthday today!). At the same time I was reading The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry. Jack Beechum is a member of Berry’s fictional Kentucky town, Port William. The story tracks Jack’s final day through his regular loitering stops in the small farming town in —the wood stove at the mercantile, Jayber Crow’s (the barber) front porch, his sister.

Memory of Old Jack This book is a story, in my opinion, written for men. It is a non-christian remembrance of a man's life (and his hopes for future generations??) Profanity as well as sexual situations are in in the content of the story but again, in my opinion, these references do not overwhelm the story in itself.

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The Memory of Old Jack Wendell Berry A burnished The memory of Old Jack. book in September provides the framework for a narrative that movingly distills the lifetime of an uncommonly admirable if very human being.

In a rural Kentucky river town, “Old Jack” Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 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 from it.

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The main characters of this fiction, novels story are,/5. And there has come to be a part of his mind that is spacious and old –Wendell Berry, The Memory of Old Jack () It could easily be Mr. Berry’s self-portrait, this description of Andy Catlett as he assimilates Old Jack’s history, absorbing through the ear a.

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[Wendell Berry] -- In a small town in Kentucky, year-old Jack Beechum, a farmer, moves slowly through his last day of life. Day dreaming in his rocking-chair, he recalls his love for his wife and long days working. First published inThe Memory of Old Jack recounts the last days in the life of year-old farmer Jack Beechum in the fall ofas the self-sufficient man of the soil contemplates both.

The Memory of Old Jack Summary. Jack spends a day in Port William, his home since birth, reflecting on his life, from the time he was a young boy born in the wake of the Civil War through an unhappy marriage to his final days as an old man who has been left behind by a.

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 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 from it.

This is the second book in Berry’s fiction series that is based in the imagined farming community of Port William. The first one I read by Berry was the very satisfying book titled, Jayber Crow. Without spoiling the book, The Memory of Old Jack takes place in a small farming community at the tail end of the s.

The story is about the land. The Memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry Paperback Book, pages See Other Available Editions Description In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September Pages: In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 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 from it.

The Memory of Old Jack is a slab of rich Americana." --The New York Times Book Review. About the Author. Wendell Berry is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays.

He was recently awarded the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For over forty.

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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 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/5(7).

In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 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 from it.

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Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values. Old Jack, born just after the American Civil War and dying in contemporary times, spends one beautiful September day in Port William, his home since birth, remembering. The story tells of the most searing moments of Old Jack’s life, particularly his debt to his sister Nancy and her husband Ben Feltner, Old Jack’s model of what an honorable manhood and strength might be.4/5(4).

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It's not a book I was ever really eager to pick up, but once I started, I got sucked in. Not in a way that I couldn't put the book down, but I just felt like I was right there 4/5(4).The Memory of Old Jack is a slab of rich Americana.” —The New York Times Book Review.

About Wendell Berry. WENDELL BERRY is an essayist, novelist, and poet. Inhe was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. He lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

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