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The centaur

Author: John Updike
Publisher: New York : Fawcett Crest, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Ballantine Books edView all editions and formats
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"A triumph of love and art." - THE WASHINGTON POST In a small Pennsylvania town in the late 1940s, schoolteacher George Caldwell yearns to find some meaning in his life. Alone with his teenage son for three days in a blizzard, Caldwell sees his son grow and change as he himself begins to lose touch with his life. Interwoven with the myth of Chiron, the noblest centaur, and his relationship to the Titan Prometheus,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
ISBN: 0449203719 9780449203712 0449215229 9780449215227
OCLC Number: 12060825
Description: 222 pages ; 18 cm
Responsibility: John Updike.

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"A triumph of love and art." - THE WASHINGTON POST In a small Pennsylvania town in the late 1940s, schoolteacher George Caldwell yearns to find some meaning in his life. Alone with his teenage son for three days in a blizzard, Caldwell sees his son grow and change as he himself begins to lose touch with his life. Interwoven with the myth of Chiron, the noblest centaur, and his relationship to the Titan Prometheus, "The Centaur" is one of Updike's most brilliant novels.

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