Автор: Updike John Название: The Witches of Eastwick ISBN: 0141188979 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141188973 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: от 835 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The air of Eastwick breeds witches - women whose powerful longings can stir up thunderstorms and fracture domestic peace. Jane, Alexandra and Sukie, divorced and dangerous, have formed a coven. Into the void of Eastwick breezes Darryl Van Horne, a charismatic magus of a man who entrances the trio, luring them to his mansions.
Описание: In this brilliant late-career collection, John Updike revisits many of the locales of his early fiction: the small-town Pennsylvania of Olinger Stories, the sandstone farmhouse of Of the Farm, the exurban New England of Couples and Marry Me, and Henry Bech's Manhattan of artistic ambition and taunting glamour. To a dozen short stories spanning the American Century, the author has added a novella-length coda to his quartet of novels about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Several strands of the Rabbit saga come together here as, during the fall and winter holidays of 1999, Harry's survivors fitfully entertain his memory while pursuing their own happiness up to the edge of a new millennium. Love makes Updike's fictional world go round--married love, filial love, feathery licks of erotic love, and love for the domestic particulars of Middle American life.
Автор: Updike John Название: Rabbit Novels, Volume 1 ISBN: 0345464567 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345464569 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: от 1128 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Автор: Updike John Название: Memories of the Ford Administration ISBN: 0141188995 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141188997 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: от 835 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: When a history professor - Alfred Clayton - is asked to record his impressions of the Ford Administration, he recalls a turbulent piece of personal history as well: his unfinished book on 19th-century president James Buchanan.
Автор: Updike John Название: A Month of Sundays ISBN: 0141189002 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141189000 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: от 835 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Concerns a month of seven days, a month of enforced rest and recreation as experienced by the Reverend Tom Marshfield, sent west from his Midwestern church in disgrace.
Автор: Updike John Название: The Early Stories ISBN: 0345463366 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345463364 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1282 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Updike John Название: Marry Me ISBN: 0141189401 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141189406 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1003 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Sally is big and pampered. She`s married to Richard. But she loves Jerry. Jerry loves Sally, but he`s also still in love with his wife Ruth. Who`s been sleeping with Richard ...As a hot, feverish summer of weekends, secret phone calls and lovemaking on the beach comes to a head, it turns out everyone knows more than they`ve been letting on.
Автор: Updike John Название: Rabbit at Rest ISBN: 0141188448 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141188447 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1086 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Fifty-six and overweight, Harry Rabbit Angstrom has a struggling business on his hands and a heart that is starting to fail. His family, too, is giving him cause for concern. His son is a wreck of a man and his wife has decided that she wants to be a working girl. He has to make the most of life. After all, he doesn`t have much time left.
Автор: Updike John Название: The Coup ISBN: 0141188952 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141188959 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 1253 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Nothing in his previous life could have prepared Colonel Hakim Felix Ellellou for his new role as the President of Kush. Neither the French army nor his American university provided a grounding in the subtle skills of revolutionary dictatorship. Still less did they expect him to acquire four wives!
Автор: Updike John Название: Toward the End of Time ISBN: 0141188960 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141188966 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 919 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Ben Turnbull is a 66 year-old retired investment consultant living north of Boston in the year 2020. A recent war between the United States and China has thinned the population and brought social chaos. Nevertheless, Ben`s life, traced by his journal entries over the course of the year, retains much of its accustomed comforts.
Описание: A grand collection of Updike’s inimitable early short stories originally published between 1953 and 1975; an audio that will be a treasure for Updike fans and a wonderful introduction for those just discovering his work.
Автор: Updike John Название: Of the Farm ISBN: 0345468228 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345468222 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "A small masterpiece . . . With Of the Farm, John Updike has achieved a sureness of touch, a suppleness of style, and a subtlety of vision that is gained by few writers of fi ction."--The New York Times
In 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.
Автор: Updike John Название: Terrorist ISBN: 0345493915 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345493910 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1090 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The terrorist of John Updike's title is eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy, the son of an Irish American mother and an Egyptian father who disappeared when he was three. Devoted to Allah and to the Qur'an as expounded by the imam of his neighborhood mosque, Ahmad feels his faith threatened by the materialistic, hedonistic society he sees around him in the slumping New Jersey factory town of New Prospect. Neither Jack Levy, his life-weary guidance counselor at Central High, nor Joryleen Grant, his seductive black classmate, succeeds in diverting Ahmad from what the Qur'an calls the Straight Path. Now driving a truck for a local Lebanese furniture store--a job arranged through his imam--Ahmad thinks he has discovered God's purpose for him. But to quote the Qur'an: "Of those who plot, God is the best."
Автор: Updike John Название: Villages ISBN: 0345477316 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780345477316 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1026 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this wry novel of sentimental education and sexual pursuit, we follow Owen Mackenzie, a representative man of the author's generation, from cradle to grave, and from bed to bed. His life and relationships are shaped by three villages, warm-lit communities that keep the darkness at bay from within and without. In Willow, Pennsylvania, the young Owen is transfixed by his first glimpses of female beauty. In Middle Falls, Connecticut, he marries, becomes a first-wave computer programmer, and discovers the very grownup pleasures of serial adultery. Finally, married for a second time, he retires with his memories, illusions, and fantasies to the somewhat geriatric community of Haskells Crossing, Massachusetts. John Updike turns Owen's personal odyssey into a radiant, sensual fable of the seasons of a man's life--and of the getting of wisdom in America.
Автор: Updike John Название: Due Considerations ISBN: 0307266400 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307266408 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 2564 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: John Updike's sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under the heading "General Considerations," books, poker, cars, and the American libido. The last, informal section of Due Considerations assembles more or less autobiographical pieces--reminiscences, friendly forewords, comments on the author's own recent works, responses to probing questions. In between, many books are considered, some in introductions--to such classics as Walden, The Portrait of a Lady, and The Mabinogion--and many more in reviews, usually for The New Yorker. Ralph Waldo Emerson and the five Biblical books of Moses come in for appraisal, along with Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Wizard of Oz. Contemporary American and English writers--Colson Whitehead, E. L. Doctorow, Don DeLillo, Norman Rush, William Trevor, A. S. Byatt, Muriel Spark, Ian McEwan--receive attentive and appreciative reviews, as do Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, Peter Carey, Margaret Atwood, Gabriel Garc a M rquez, Haruki Murakami, G nter Grass, and Orhan Pamuk. In factual waters, Mr. Updike ponders the sinking of the Lusitania and the "unsinkable career" of Coco Chanel, the adventures of Lord Byron and Iris Murdoch, the sexual revolution and the advent of female Biblical scholars, and biographies of Robert Frost, Sinclair Lewis, Marcel Proust, and S ren Kierkegaard. Reading Due Considerations is like taking a cruise that calls at many ports with a witty, sensitive, and articulate guide aboard--a voyage not to be missed.
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