Of the Farm
By (author) John Updike
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Of the Farm by John Updike
Book DescriptionIn this short novel, Joey Robinson, a thirty-five-year-old New Yorker, describes a visit he makes, with his second wife and eleven-year-old stepson, to the Pennsylvania farm where he grew up and where his aging mother now lives alone. For three days, a quartet of voices explores the air, making confessions, seeking alignments, quarreling, pleading, and pardoning. They are not entirely alone: ghosts (fathers, lovers, children) press upon them, as do phantoms from the near future (nurses, lawyers, land developers). "Of the Farm "concerns the places people choose to live their lives, and the strategies they use to stand their ground.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780345468222
(203mm x 140mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Ballantine Books Inc.
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Updike
Selected Poems, Hardback (October 2015)
Features a collection of poems from metaphysical epigrams, and lyrical odes to blank-verse sonnets, on topics from Roman busts to Lucian Freud to postage stamps.
More Matter: Essays and Criticism, Paperback (October 2014)
Offers a collection of author's critical essays and reflections. This title presents a discussion on contemporary art, issues and people.
Olinger Stories, Hardback (September 2014)» View all books by John Updike
In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." This title follows the life of one character from the age of ten through manhood, in the small Pennsylvania town of Olinger (pronounced, according to Updike, with a long O and a hard G), which was loosely based on Updike's own hometown.
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Author Biography - John Updike
John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of "The New Yorker." His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.
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