The John Updike Audio Collection

The John Updike Audio Collection hours and minutesThe extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned

  • Title: The John Updike Audio Collection
  • Author: John Updike Jane Alexander Edward Herrmann
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Audible Audio
  • 5 hours and 46 minutesThe extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and pai5 hours and 46 minutesThe extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953 1975.In describing how he wrote these stories in a small, rented, smoke filled office in Ipswitch, Massachusetts, he says, I felt that I was packaging something as delicately pervasive as smoke, one box after another, in that room, where my only duty was to describe reality as it had come to me to give the mundane its beautiful due.

    John Updike Leben John Updike wurde als einziger Sohn des Lehrers Wesley Russell Updike und dessen Frau Linda Grace Hoyer im Reading Hospital, West Reading in Pennsylvania geboren und wuchs bis zu seinem . Couples A Novel John Updike Couples A Novel John Updike on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Trapped in their cozy catacombs, the couples have made sex by turns their toy, their glue, their trauma Rabbit, Run John Updike Books Rabbit, Run John Updike on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his or any other generation Its hero is Harry Rabbit Angstrom AP John Updike tiger town AP by john updike In walks these three girls in nothing but bathing suits I m in the third check out slot, with my back to the door, so I don t see them until they re over by the bread. John Updike Biography life, family, childhood, story John Hoyer Updike was born on March , , in Shillington, Pennsylvania His father, Wesley, was a high school mathematics teacher, the model for several sympathetic father figures in Updike These Days I Miss John Updike, a Remote and Noble Male After I rejected a married male supervisor, my dream job disappeared, but Updike, chronicler of adultery, remained a beacon of propriety and hope. AP short story AP is a short story written by John Updike in M Gilbert Porter called the titular A P in Updike s story the common denominator of middle class suburbia, an appropriate symbol for the mass ethic of a consumer conditioned society According to Porter, when the main character chooses to rebel against the A P he also rebels against this consumer conditioned society, and in so John Updike s Advice to Young Writers Reserve an Hour a John Updike once said of his task as a writer, My only duty was to describe reality as it had come to me to give the mundane its beautiful due In book after book, he did just that With a sharp eye and a searching intellect, Updike reconstituted the details of everyday life into fluid, lyrical prose. John Irving John Winslow Irving born John Wallace Blunt Jr March , is an American novelist and screenwriter. Irving achieved critical and popular acclaim after the international success of The World According to Garp in Many of Irving s novels, including The Cider House Rules , A Prayer for Owen Meany , and A Widow for One Year have been bestsellers.

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    1. Well narrated by several voices including that of the author who also reads the introduction. I've heard a lot about Updike over the years & read a little back in school. He's a good writer & all of these short stories show that. He can paint characters, scenes, & evoke emotions well, but I didn't really care for the subjects. Nothing wrong with them, but nothing terribly compelling about them either. For instance, there is the couple that have a gal over for drinks & the husband [...]

    2. I was not impressed with this collection of short stories. A&P was the only piece I enjoyed, because his voice was so dramatically different there than in the others. Updike's descriptions, while occasionally poignant, are never powerful or beautiful. The scenarios the characters are placed in are often bland, opaque New England small towns, family meetings, or lovers trysts. Which is sad. Any of these scenes have the potential for a striking story, it's just never realized. The descriptions [...]

    3. This one was hit and miss for me. You'd think it would be a little thrilling to hear such an iconic author read his own stories, but Updike has one of the most soporific voices imaginable (dangerous when listening to this book in the car). He wasn't the only reader, so that was a minor qualm. My bigger complaint is how all the stories started to feel the same after awhile. He seemed obsessed with infidelity, and it got old quickly. The stories that stand out (I'm writing this review about 3 mont [...]

    4. My husband and I listened to this collection on another road trip. I actually fell asleep for a few, but I'm still going to call it "read." =)I loved "A&P" when I was in school, so I was expecting a lot more of that sort. But, come to find out, "A&P" seemed kind of a fluke compared to Updike's usual "voice," which I found a little bit disappointing. But still, it was a good collection. For some reason, I can't seem to find a list of titles, so I'll just have to describe my favorites: "A& [...]

    5. "I feel that my lust makes me glow; I grow cold in my chair, like a torch of ice, as I study beauty. I have studied much of it, wearing all styles of bathing suit and facial expression, and have come to this conclusion: a woman’s beauty lies, not in any exaggeration of the specialized zones, nor in any general harmony that could be worked out by means of the section aurea or a similar aesthetic superstition; but in the arabesque of the spine. The curve by which the back modulates into the butt [...]

    6. Not a huge American fiction fan, but thought I'd try Updike because he's such an icon and I really have little exposure to him. I only listened to the first CD - the first three stories - so probably not the greatest sample. I found it detailed, a bit sad, and irksome in the same undefineable way I do John Steinbeck's work. If you like one, I'm guessing you'll like the other - it's just not for me!

    7. Updike passed away in January 27 this year, and reading the obituaries encouraged me to check out this collection of some of his stories. He is best known for his "Rabbit is Rich" series of novels, but he also wrote many short stories. Several of the stories were read by the author himself, and I enjoyed hearing his voice. I found many of the stories well-written and enjoyed much of the prose; but there was too much sexuality for my taste.

    8. A&P is my favorite Updike story. I appreciate Updike's skills in writer-craft, but I've always been lukewarm about the worlds he illuminates. Why do I still read him? Why do I give him 5-stars? Craft.

    9. If I were to use one word to describe Updike's writing it would be "precise".His writing is exquisite (check out "Pigeon Feathers"), but couldn't help being put off by the glint of misogyny that flashes throughout much of his work.

    10. I can't say I loved them, but these stories are generally very well written, and most of them are interesting enough. Worth a listen.

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