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Author LinkUpdike, John.
Uniform Title LinkShort stories. Selections
Title LinkCollected early stories / John Updike, edited by Christopher Carduff.
Variant Title John Updike: collected early stories
Imprint New York : Library Of America, c2013.
Description x, 955 pages ;  21 cm.
Type of Material Book
Series ( Library of America ; ; 242 )
Series ( Library of America ; 242.)
Gen. Note Of the 102 stories gathered here, eighty first appeared in the New Yorker. Most were revised by the author for his collections. All were written from 1953 to 1975, when Updike was in his twenties, thirties, and early forties, and are arranged here, for the first time, in the order in which they were completed.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Contents: Ace in the hole -- Friends from Philadelphia -- A game of Botticelli -- Tomorrow and tomorrow and so forth -- Dentistry and doubt -- The kid’s whistling -- Toward evening -- Snowing in Greenwich Village -- Who made yellow roses yellow? -- His finest hour -- Sunday teasing -- The lucid eye in silver town -- A trillion feet of gas -- Incest -- A gift from the city -- Intercession -- The alligators -- The happiest I’ve been -- Walter Briggs -- The persistence of desire -- Still life -- Flight -- Should Wizard hit Mommy? -- Dear Alexandros -- A sense of shelter -- Wife-wooing -- Pigeon feathers -- Home -- Archangel -- The sea’s green sameness -- 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 --
Contents: Unstuck -- In football season -- The Indian -- A madman -- My uncle’s death -- Solitaire -- Leaves -- The stare -- Museums and women -- Avec la bébé-sitter -- Four sides of one story -- The morning -- At a bar in Charlotte Amalie -- The Christian roommates -- My lover has dirty fingernails -- Eclipse -- Harv is plowing now -- The music school -- The rescue -- The dark -- God speaks -- The Bulgarian poetess -- The family meadow -- Man and daughter in the cold -- The hermit -- During the Jurassic -- The witnesses -- The pro -- The slump -- Under the microscope -- The corner -- The day of the dying rabbit -- I am dying, Egypt, dying -- Cemeteries -- The deacon -- I will not let thee go, except thou bless me -- One of my generation -- The hillies -- The orphaned swimming pool -- Plumbing -- The carol sing -- Minutes of the last meeting -- The baluchitherium -- The Tarbox police --
Contents: When everyone was pregnant -- The beloved -- The invention of the horse collar -- Jesus on Honshu -- Commercial -- The gun shop -- Believers -- How to love America and leave it at the same time -- Nevada -- Son -- Daughter, last glimpses of -- Ethiopia -- Transaction -- Augustine’s concubine -- Killing -- The chaste planet -- A constellation of events -- The man who loved extinct mammals -- Problems -- Love song, for a Moog synthesizer.
Subject LinkShort stories, American.
LinkShort stories.
LinkUnited States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Add.Author LinkCarduff, Christopher.

System Number 000676730
ISBN Link1598532510
Link9781598532517

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