Pigeon Feathers: And Other Stories, Updike, John

Pigeon Feathers: And Other Stories

Authors: Updike, John
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC008000, FIC025000, FIC029000
ISBN: 9780679645764, Related ISBNs: 0449211320, 0449233561, 0449239519, 0449912256, 0679645764
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 256
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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