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Lifeguard [electronic resource] / John Updike.

Lifeguard

Updike, John. (Author).
Updike, John. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780061962431 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0061962430 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (22 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : 2009.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Performed by the author.
Summary, etc.:
The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful. The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953-1975. In describing how he wrote these stories in a small, rented, smoke-filled office in Ipswitch, Massachusetts, he says, "I felt that I was packaging something as delicately pervasive as smoke, one box after another, in that room, where my only duty was to describe reality as it had come to me -- to give the mundane its beautiful due."
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: United States > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
Short stories, American.

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Lifeguard : A Selection from the John Updike Audio Collection
Lifeguard : A Selection from the John Updike Audio Collection
by Updike, John (Author, Read by)
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Lifeguard : A Selection from the John Updike Audio Collection


The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful. The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953-1975. In describing how he wrote these stories in a small, rented, smoke-filled office in Ipswitch, Massachusetts, he says, "I felt that I was packaging something as delicately pervasive as smoke, one box after another, in that room, where my only duty was to describe reality as it had come to me -- to give the mundane its beautiful due."

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