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My Father's Tears: And Other Stories
My Father's Tears And Other Stories
Author: John Updike
“Drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.” That’s how John Updike describes an elderly character in his remarkable final collection. He might have been talking about himself. In My Father’s Tears, Updike revisits his people, places, and themes?Americans in suburbs, cities, and ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345513809
ISBN-10: 0345513800
Publication Date: 5/25/2010
Pages: 304
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This is pure Updike! A must read for any avid fan of his. In a world of dangling participles and sentence ending prepositions, his command of proper language mechanics is always refreshing. And, once again, Updike excels in his research of past and present times, of foreign locales, and of his own creations. Here is a gathering of his last stories for several quasi-donnish magazines (Playboy being the exception) in which he updates us to the times (Sept. 11th), revisits old haunts (Olinger, Alton), takes us to exotic locales (India), and readdresses popular themes (adultery between neighbors).


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