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The Afterlife and Other Stories

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To Carter Billings, the hero of John Updike's title story, all of England has the glow of an afterlife: "A miraculous lacquer lay upon everything, beading each roadside twig, each reed of thatch in the cottage roofs, each tiny daisy trembling in the grass". All twenty-two of the stories in this collection - John Updike's eleventh, and his first in seven years - in various ways partake of this glow, as life beyond middle age is explored and found to have its own particular wonders, from omniscient golf caddies to prescient sexual rumors, from the deaths of mothers and brothers-in-law to the births of grandchildren. As death approaches, life takes on, for some of these aging heroes, a translucence, a magical fragility; vivid memory and casual misperception lend the mundane an antic texture, and the backward view, lengthening, acquires a certain grandeur. Travel, whether to England or Ireland, Italy or the isles of Greece, heightens perceptions and tensions. As is usual in Mr. Updike's fiction, spouses quarrel, lovers part, children are brave, and houses with their decor have the presence of personalities. His is a world where innocence stubbornly persists, and fresh beginnings almost outnumber losses.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679435839
Author:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Middle aged persons
Subject:
Domestic fiction, American
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
v. 5-6
Publication Date:
19941031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.12x5.45x1.17 in. 1.06 lbs.

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