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Olinger Stories

John Updike


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PUBLISHED: 4th September 2014
ISBN: 9781841596181
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In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." They follow 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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  • Hardcover
    $26.80
PUBLISHED: 4th September 2014
ISBN: 9781841596181
ANNOTATION:
In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." They follow 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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In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." They follow 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.

Publisher Description

In an interview, Updike once said, "If I had to give anybody one book of me, it would be the Olinger Stories." These stories were originally published in The New Yorker and then in various collections before Vintage first put them together in one volume in 1964, as a paperback original. They follow 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. "All the stories draw from the same autobiographical well," Updike explained, "the only child, the small town, the grandparental home, the move in adolescence to a farm." The selection was made and arranged by Updike himself, and was prefaced by a lovely 1,400-word essay by the author that has never been reprinted in full elsewhere until now.

Author Biography

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.

Product Details

Author
John Updike
Pages
400
Publisher
Everyman
Year
2014
ISBN-10
1841596183
ISBN-13
9781841596181
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2014-09-04
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Translated from
Multiple languages
Language
English
Series
Everyman's Library POCKET CLASSICS
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