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Pigeon feathers and other stories

Author: John Updike
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
When this classic collection of stories first appeared'in 1962, on the author's thirtieth birthday'Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: "Updike is a romantic [and] like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself. ... The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Short stories
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
ISBN: 9780679645764 0679645764
OCLC Number: 813847894
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Walter Briggs --
The persistence of desire --
Still life --
Flight --
Should wizard hit Mommy? --
A sense of shelter --
Dear Alexandros --
Wife-wooing --
Pigeon feathers --
Home --
Archangel --
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you --
The astronomer --
A & P --
The doctor's wife --
Lifeguard --
The crow in the woods --
The blessed man of Boston, my grandmother's thimble, and Fanning Island --
Packed dirt, churchgoing, a dying cat, a traded car.
Responsibility: John Updike.

Abstract:

When this classic collection of stories first appeared'in 1962, on the author's thirtieth birthday'Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: "Updike is a romantic [and] like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself. ... The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in which the saving truth is incarnate. ... Pigeon Feathers is not just a book of very brilliant short stories; it is a demonstration of how the most gifted writer of his generation is coming to maturity; it shows us that Mr. Updike's fine verbal talent is no longer pirouetting, however gracefully, out of a simple delight in motion, but is beginning to serve his deepest insight."

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