When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself. . . . The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in which the saving truth is incarnate. . . . Pigeon Feathers is not just a book of very brilliant short stories; it is a demonstration of how the most gifted writer of his generation is coming to maturity; it shows us that Mr. Updike’s fine verbal talent is no longer pirouetting, however gracefully, out of a simple delight in motion, but is beginning to serve his deepest insight.”
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"A Brilliant Performance."
-- The Boston Globe
"Electricity lights his prose like a Christmas tree....So full of fire and ice that it almost breaks through to some 'fourth dimension' in writing."
-- San Francisco Chronicle
"Updike is not merely talented; he is bold, resourceful and intensely serious....We hear talk now and then of a breakthrough in fiction, the achievement of a new attitude and hence a new method; something like that seems close at hand in Pigeon Feathers."
-- Saturday Review
"Some of the most beautiful writing in contemporary American literature is between the covers of this book."
-- Boston Herald
"A sustained pleasure... A world seen and described and interpreted by a subtle, poetic, intellectual, wondering consciousness...These are wonderfully written pieces."
-- Library JournalFrom the Inside Flap:
"Some of the most beautiful writing in contemporary American literature is between the covers of this book . . ." BOSTON HERALD
The triumphant collection of short stories by America's most acclaimed novelist.
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Book Description PENGUIN, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140023313