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When junior college professor Alfred Clayton is asked to record his impressions of the Ford Administration, he recalls a turbulent piece of personal history as well. In a decade of sexual liberation, Clayton was facing a doomed marriage and the passionate beginnings of a futile affair with an unattainable Perfect Wife. But one memory begets another: Clayton's unfinished book on James Buchanan. In John Updike's fifteenth novel, he masterfully alternates between two men, two lives, two American centuries — one Victorian, the other modern — shining an irreverent, witty, and sometimes caustic light on the contrasting views of social fictions and sexual politics.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 371).

About the Author

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449912119
Author:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.32x5.54x1.04 in. .70 lbs.

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