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The Resource Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike

Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike

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Olinger stories : a selection
Title
Olinger stories
Title remainder
a selection
Statement of responsibility
John Updike
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. 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
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1932-2009
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Updike, John
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
Everyman's pocket classics
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Coming of age
Label
Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Originally published by Vintage Books, 1964
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
You'll Never Know, Dear, How Much I Love You -- The Alligators -- Pigeon Feathers -- Friends from Philadelphia -- A Sense of Shelter -- Flight -- The Happiest I've Been -- The Persistence of Desire -- The Blessed Man of Boston, My Grandmother's Thimble, and Fanning Island -- Packed Dirt, Churchgoing, a Dying Cat, a Traded Car -- In Football Season
Control code
38961179
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780375712500
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38961179
  • (Sirsi) 38961179
Label
Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Originally published by Vintage Books, 1964
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
You'll Never Know, Dear, How Much I Love You -- The Alligators -- Pigeon Feathers -- Friends from Philadelphia -- A Sense of Shelter -- Flight -- The Happiest I've Been -- The Persistence of Desire -- The Blessed Man of Boston, My Grandmother's Thimble, and Fanning Island -- Packed Dirt, Churchgoing, a Dying Cat, a Traded Car -- In Football Season
Control code
38961179
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780375712500
Media category
unmediated
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 38961179
  • (Sirsi) 38961179

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