The Afterlife and Other Stories[Jacket Hard Cover] by John Updike

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The Afterlife and Other Stories[Jacket Hard Cover] by John Updike
CONDITION Very Good

COLLECTION by John Updike
CATEGORY Fiction
PUBLICATION Alfred A. Knopf

EDITION 
Jacketed Hard Cover ISBN 0679435832 [£10]

SYNOPSIS 

To the hero of the title story of this collection, all of England has the glow of an afterlife: “A miraculous lacquer lay upon everything, beading each roadside twig . . . each reed of thatch, each tiny daisy trembling in the grass.” All of these stories, each in its own way, partake of this glow, as life beyond middle age is explored and found to have its own exquisite dearness. As death approaches, existence takes on, for some of Updike’s aging characters, a translucence, a magical fragility; vivid memory and casual misperception lend the mundane an antic texture, and the backward view, lengthening, acquires a certain grandeur. Here is a world where wonder stubbornly persists, and fresh beginnings almost outnumber losses.

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Brand: Alfred A. Knopf
Condition: Used
Product Code: 679435832