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My Father's Tears and other Stories

John Updike

My Father's Tears and other Stories - John Updike
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A beautiful, moving collection of short stories, in many of which Updike revisits the haunts of his childhood from the vantage point of old age. In ‘Fiftieth’ old friends reconnect at a class reunion, and one of them is left wondering, ‘What does it mean the enormity of having been children and now being old, living next to death?’ In the story ‘The Full Glass’ the protagonist describes somewhat ruefully the rituals of old age. Before going to bed, he raises his nightly water glass, drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned’. In ‘Varieties of Religious Experiences’ a grandfather, visiting his daughter in Brooklyn Heights, watches the towers of the World Trade Center fall, and his view of God is altered for ever.

Again and again in these memorable stories, Updike strikes to the heart, giving words to what is so often left unsaid. He is at once witty, devastatingly observant, touching - and, of course, a consummate storyteller. This is a collection that will be admired and cherished.

Wat zegt de pers?

‘Our time’s greatest man of letters - as brilliant a literary critic and essayist as he was a novelist and short-story writer. His death constitutes a loss to our literature that is immeasurable.’ - Philip Roth

Specificaties

TaalEngels
Aantal pagina's292
UitgeverijHamish Hamilton
Publicatiedatum2009

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