Pigeon Feathers

Pigeon Feathers

And Other Stories

Book - 1998
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When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself. . . . The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in which the saving truth is incarnate. . . . Pigeon Feathers is not just a book of very brilliant short stories; it is a demonstration of how the most gifted writer of his generation is coming to maturity; it shows us that Mr. Updike’s fine verbal talent is no longer pirouetting, however gracefully, out of a simple delight in motion, but is beginning to serve his deepest insight.”

Baker & Taylor
Selected stories, demonstrating the author's insight into human emotions and the search for happiness

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1998, c1962
ISBN: 9780394440569
Branch Call Number: F UPD
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 21 cm


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Dec 31, 2013

Early collection of short stories from the Upster. "A &P" may be the single best thing he ever wrote. The rest of the stories are fine, but forgettable.


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