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  • Rabbit at Restby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award   In John Updike?s fourth and final novel about Harry ?Rabbit? Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending him mixed... more...

  • A Month of Sundaysby John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    In this antic riff on Hawthorne?s Scarlet Letter , the Reverend Tom Marshfield, a latter-day Arthur Dimmesdale, is sent west from his Midwestern parish in sexual disgrace. At a desert retreat dedicated to rest, recreation, and spiritual renewal, this fortyish serial fornicator is required to keep a journal whose thirty-one weekly entries constitute... more...

  • S.by John Updike

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    S. is the story of Sarah P. Worth, a thoroughly modern spiritual seeker who has become enamored of a Hindu mystic called the Arhat. A native New Englander, she goes west to join his ashram in Arizona, and there struggles alongside fellow sannyasins (pilgrims) in the difficult attempt to subdue ego and achieve moksha (salvation, release from illusion).... more...

  • Couplesby John Updike

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    An intoxicating yet sensitive novel about the sexual experiences of ten couples from Tarbox, New England. Well-to-do, sociable, articulate but dangerously unfulfilled; they play word games in the evening and adultery all year round. more...

  • Endpoint and Other Poemsby John Updike

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 25.00

    A stunning collection of poems that John Updike wrote during the last seven years of his life and put together only weeks before he died for this, his final book. The opening sequence, ?Endpoint,? is made up of a series of connected poems written on the occasions of his recent birthdays and culminates in his confrontation with his final illness.... more...

  • The Maples Storiesby John Updike

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed) Collected together for the first time in hardcover, these eighteen classic stories from across John Updike?s career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage in all its rich emotional complexity. In 1956, Updike published a story, ?Snowing in Greenwich Village,? about a young couple, Joan and Richard... more...

  • Still Lookingby John Updike

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    In Still Looking , John Updike has collected together his thoughts and observations on American art to produce an eye-opening follow-up to his 1989 art criticism classic Just Looking . Beginning with early American portraits and landscapes, he goes on to extol two late-nineteenth-century masters, Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, considers the eccentric... more...

  • Due Considerationsby John Updike

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    This collection of John Updike?s non-fiction writings includes a delightful preface, ?Everything Considered?, in which he tells of his lifelong love affair with words; essays on travel, and on faith; introductions to some of the classics; reviews of lesser known foreign writers and new books by English and American contemporaries; as well as non-fiction... more...

  • The Early Storiesby John Updike

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    A grand collection of John Updike's inimitable early stories. Gathering together almost all the short fiction that John Updike published between 1953 and 1975, this collection opens with Updike's autobiographical stories about a young boy growing up during the Depression in a small Pennsylvania town. There follows tales of life away from home,... more...

  • Midpoint and Other Poemsby John Updike

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    In the boldly eclectic title poem of his collection, John Updike employs the meters of Dante, Spenser, Pope, Whitman, and Pound, as well as the pictographic tactics of concrete poetry, to take an inventory of his life at the end of his thirty-fifth year?at midpoint.  These cantos form both a joke on the antique genre of the long poem and an attempt... more...