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The Centaur: Series A Borzoi book

by Updike John

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  • hardcover
In good condition, tears on dj.
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About This Item

New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.
Signed and inscribed by the author: 'To Lila / with best wishes / John Updike / 19-XI-64'.
First edition.
Updike traveled to the USSR from October 20 to December 6, 1964 (Bellis De J. The John Updike Encyclopedia, 2000).
In the USSR The Centaur appeared in the magazine Inostrannaya literature (#1-2) in 1965 for the first time. The book edition was published in 1966. The Centaur won the National Book Award on March 1964.


John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. His novel, The Centaur, won the National Book Award in 1964. It is the story of George Caldwell, an aging, self-deprecating high school teacher and his bewildered son Peter, taking place in a small Pennsylvania town. The two end up spending a few days in town when their car breaks down and then there is a blizzard, stranding them for an additional night. The book compares each character to a character in Greek mythology revealing an exploration in storytelling and stylistic variation. The interweaving of classic myth and small town life is absolutely brilliant.


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Biblionne RU (RU)
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The Centaur
Updike John
In publisher's hardcover and dust jacket.
Book condition
Used - In good condition, tears on dj.
Quantity available
[12], 3-302, [8] pp
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
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American literature; Signed by the author;

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