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The Resource Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike

Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike

Label
Olinger stories : a selection
Title
Olinger stories
Title remainder
a selection
Statement of responsibility
John Updike
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first one-volume hardcover edition of the eleven autobiographical stories that were closest to Updike's heart. With full-cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. EVERYMAN'S POCKET CLASSICS. 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. "--
  • "The fiftieth anniversary edition of John Updike's collection of semi-autobiographical stories about a small Pennsylania town, first published in paperback in 1964 and now in hardcover for the first time"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Updike, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3571.P4
LC item number
A6 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Updike, John
Series statement
Everyman's pocket classics
Label
Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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, Dying Cat, Traded Car -- In Football Season
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780375712500
Lccn
2014016342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2014016342
  • 1429636
Label
Olinger stories : a selection, John Updike
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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, Dying Cat, Traded Car -- In Football Season
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
217 pages
Isbn
9780375712500
Lccn
2014016342
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 2014016342
  • 1429636

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