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My Father's Tears and Other Stories by John Updike pdf epub fb2

My Father's Tears and Other Stories Author: John Updike
Title: My Father's Tears and Other Stories
ISBN: 0307271560
ISBN13: 978-0307271563
Other Formats: doc lrf mbr mobi
Pages: 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf (June 2, 2009)
Language: English
Category: Literature & Fiction
Size PDF version: 1401 kb
Size EPUB version: 1625 kb
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies




John Updike’s first collection of new short fiction since the year 2000, My Father’s Tears finds the author in a valedictory mood as he mingles narratives of his native Pennsylvania with stories of New England suburbia and of foreign travel.“Personal Archaeology” considers life as a sequence of half-buried layers, and “The Full Glass” distills a lifetime’s happiness into one brimming moment of an old man’s bedtime routine. High-school class reunions, in “The Walk with Elizanne” and “The Road Home,” restore their hero to youth’s commonwealth where, as the narrator of the title story confides, “the self I value is stored, however infrequently I check on its condition.” Exotic locales encountered in the journeys of adulthood include Morocco, Florida, Spain, Italy, and India. The territory of childhood, with its fundamental, formative mysteries, is explored in “The Guardians,” “The Laughter of the Gods,” and “Kinderszenen.” Love’s fumblings among the bourgeoisie yield the tart comedy of “Free,” “Delicate Wives,” “The Apparition,” and “Outage.”In sum, American experience from the Depression to the aftermath of 9/11 finds reflection in these glittering pieces of observation, remembrance, and imagination.