What I Lived For Themes & Social Concerns

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Joyce Carol Oates takes the title of this novel from a chapter tide in Henry "David Thoreau's Walden (1854), "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 of nineteenth-century America.

He was not just escaping to Walden Pond but also escaping from a society that built...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
What I Lived For from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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