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Publisher Comments:

"QUINTESSENTIAL UPDIKE...These tales are elegies for lost youth and receding passions." --The New York Times "If one trait can account for John Updike's staying power, it is the man's exquisite grasp of ordinary miracles....With his small mirages, his puddles left by both the heroic and the damned, Updike can turn the simple, misguided efforts of a man into a signature of song." --The Boston Globe "MARVELOUSLY MOVING...These tales evoke a certain peace and a definite wonder at what an astonishingly graceful writer Updike is." --USA Today "John Updike has rarely written more affectingly, more from the center of his being....This collection is about the passing of generations, and the way that passing leaves people marooned....Reviewing a novel of Vladimir Nabokov in 1964, Mr. Updike said, 'He writes prose the only way it should be written--that is, ecstatically.' That ecstasy is evident on every page of THE AFTERLIFE." --The New York Times Book Review "These are first-rate stories, thoughtful and wise." --The Cleveland Plain Dealer AN ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB

Synopsis:

This is a collection of stories which look back on the past. They include stories of moving to the country as a young boy; of seeing the city house they left behind transformed by other occupants over the years;and the ways in which a strong woman lives on in her only son.

Table of Contents

The afterlife — Wildlife — Brother grasshopper — Conjunction — The journey to the dead — The man who became a soprano — Short Easter — A sandstone farmhouse — The other side of the street — Tristan and Iseult — George and Vivian. 1. Aperto, chiuso ; 2. Bluebeard in Ireland — Farrell's caddie — The rumor — Falling asleep up north — The brown chest — His mother inside him — Baby's first step — Playing with dynamite — The black room — Cruise — Grandparenting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307416773
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Updike, John
Author:
Updike John
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
American
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction, American
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Married people -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960827
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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"Synopsis" by , This is a collection of stories which look back on the past. They include stories of moving to the country as a young boy; of seeing the city house they left behind transformed by other occupants over the years;and the ways in which a strong woman lives on in her only son.
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