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																The Centaur by  John Updike
	 - Paperback
			 - 1st Printing
			 - 1964
		 - from Dearly Departed Books (SKU: 56877)

The Centaur

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The Centaur

by Updike, John

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NY: Crest Books. F. 1964. 1st Printing. Paperback. Crest Book #R682, 1964. Stated first Crest printing. Fine condition. R ubs at the head of the spine. .

Synopsis

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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bookseller
Dearly Departed Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
56877
Title
The Centaur
Author
Updike, John
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - F
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Printing
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Crest Books
Place of Publication
NY
Date Published
1964

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