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Collected Later Stories

John Updike ; Christopher Carduff, Editor.

By John Updike

The Library of America presents the second of two volumes in its definitive Updike collection. Here are 84 classic stories that display the virtuosic command of character, dialogue, and sensual description that was Updike’s signature.. Based on new archival research, each story is presented in its final definitive form and in order of composition, established here for the first time.




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Format: Book
Author: Updike, John
Title: Collected later stories / John Updike ; Christopher Carduff, editor.
Publisher Date: New York : Library of America, [2013]
Subject: Short stories, American. United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781598532524 (hc.) 1598532529 (hc.)
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Call Number: F Updike
Oclc: 830367642
Bib Id: 490333

Format: Book
Author: Updike, John.
Title: Collected later stories / John Updike ; Christopher Carduff, editor.
Publisher, Date: New York : Library of America, [2013]
Description: ix, 994 pages ; 21 cm.
Series: Library of America ; 243
Series: Library of America ; 243.
Subjects: Short stories, American.
Subjects: United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Other Author: Carduff, Christopher, editor.
Other Title: John Updike : collected later stories
Other Title: Updike : collected later stories
Notes: "Of the eighty-four stories gathered here, fifty-three first appeared in The New Yorker. Most were revised by the author for his collections Problems (1979), Trust Me (1987), The Afterlife (1994), Licks of Love (2000), and My Father's Tears (2009). All were written from 1976 to 2008, when Updike was in his mid-forties to mid-seventies, and are arranged here, for the first time, in the order in which they were completed. Each is offered in its latest, definitive text, and some incorporate posthumous corrections found in Updike's personal copies of his books"--From publisher description.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Domestic life in America -- From the journal of a leper -- The fairy godfathers -- The egg race -- The parade -- The faint -- Guilt-gems -- Atlantises -- Morocco -- Trust me -- More stately mansions -- Still of some use -- The lovely troubled daughters of our old crowd -- Venezuela for visitors -- Pygmalion -- The city -- Learn a trade -- The ideal village -- Deaths of distant friends -- First wives and trolley cars -- The other -- One more interview -- Slippage -- Poker night -- Made in heaven -- Getting into the set -- The wallet -- The other woman -- Beautiful husbands -- Leaf season -- The afterlife -- Wildlife -- The burglar alarm -- Conjunction -- Brother grasshopper -- Spat -- The journey to the dead -- The football factory -- Part of the process -- The lens factory -- The man who became a soprano -- Short Easter -- A sandstone farmhouse -- The other side of the street -- Aperto, chiuso -- Tristan and Iseult -- Farrell's caddie -- The rumor -- Falling asleep up north -- The brown chest -- His mother inside him -- Bluebeard in Ireland -- Baby's first step -- Playing with dynamite -- Scenes from the fifties -- The black room -- Cruise -- The women who got away -- Lunch hour -- New York girl -- The cats -- My father on the verge of disgrace -- Licks of love in the heart of the Cold War -- Oliver's evolution -- Natural color -- How was it, really? -- Metamorphosis -- Personal archaeology -- Free -- The guardians -- The walk with Elizanne -- The laughter of the gods -- Varieties of religious experience -- Spanish prelude to a second marriage -- Delicate wives -- The accelerating expansion of the universe -- German lessons -- The road home -- My father's tears -- Kinderszenen -- The apparition -- Blue light -- Outage -- The full glass.
LCCN: 2012954952
ISBN: 9781598532524 (hc.)
ISBN: 1598532529 (hc.)
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