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The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favorite subject of the author, take on a new urgency as earthquakes, illnesses, lost wallets, and deaths of distant friends besiege his aging heroes and heroines. One man loves his wife’s twin, and several men love the imagined bliss of their pasts; one woman takes an impotent lover, and another must administer her father’s death. Bourgeois comforts and youthful convictions are tenderly seen as certain to erode: “Man,” as one of these stories concludes, “was not meant to abide in paradise.”

Synopsis:

Here is trust betrayed--and fulfilled. Here are parents struggling to maintain that fragile claim on their offspring's childish awe. Here are husbands and wives as only Updike knows them. Here is life as we live it, in 22 stories of uncommon beauty and pathos from a master storyteller at the peak of his brilliant career.

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John Updike's short story collections are occasions for celebration — the pleasures to be found in them are great indeed. This marvelous volume contains one gem after another, stories to be savored one at a time and returned to again and again.

Here is trust betrayed — and fulfilled. Here are parents struggling to maintain that fragile claim on their offspring's childish awe....Here are husbands and wives as only Updike knows them, leaving each other, loving each other, often at the same time. Here are passion ignited and quenched, absurd hope, regret at the last minute. Here is life as we live in it, in twenty-two stories of uncommon beauty and pathos from a master storyteller at the peak of his brilliant career.

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:
9780449912171
Author:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
fiction;short stories;literature;stories;american literature;updike;american;20th century
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
[69]
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.60x5.48x.89 in. .65 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Here is trust betrayed--and fulfilled. Here are parents struggling to maintain that fragile claim on their offspring's childish awe. Here are husbands and wives as only Updike knows them. Here is life as we live it, in 22 stories of uncommon beauty and pathos from a master storyteller at the peak of his brilliant career.
"Synopsis" by , John Updike's short story collections are occasions for celebration — the pleasures to be found in them are great indeed. This marvelous volume contains one gem after another, stories to be savored one at a time and returned to again and again.

Here is trust betrayed — and fulfilled. Here are parents struggling to maintain that fragile claim on their offspring's childish awe....Here are husbands and wives as only Updike knows them, leaving each other, loving each other, often at the same time. Here are passion ignited and quenched, absurd hope, regret at the last minute. Here is life as we live in it, in twenty-two stories of uncommon beauty and pathos from a master storyteller at the peak of his brilliant career.

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