Problems: And Other Stories

Problems: And Other Stories

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by John Updike
     
 

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In this midcareer collection of twenty-three short stories, John Updike tackles such problems as separation, divorce, and remarriage, parents and children, guns and prostitution, leprosy, swooning, suffocation, and guilt. His self-seeking heroes tend to be forty; his heroines are asleep, seductive, longing, or reproachful. None of these characters is innocent, and

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In this midcareer collection of twenty-three short stories, John Updike tackles such problems as separation, divorce, and remarriage, parents and children, guns and prostitution, leprosy, swooning, suffocation, and guilt. His self-seeking heroes tend to be forty; his heroines are asleep, seductive, longing, or reproachful. None of these characters is innocent, and all are looking vainly for the road back to an imagined Paradise. Pain and comedy closely coexist in this mainly domestic world of the 1970s, where life is indistinguishable from a television commercial (but what is it advertising?) and every morning’s paper brings news of lost Atlantises.

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ISBN-13:
9780449211038
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1985
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.81(d)

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Problems and Other Stories 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry, go to srm res 1 to help me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go to icy night res one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is STD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A sexu<_>al trans<_>mitted disea<_>se
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great. I had group sex. That means seven people including me now have this STD. Thanks anyway.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eat more fruits and stay away from cheese
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He will smile a lot when you two are together and you know hes acknolowging you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a boy prob too. If its ok if i post it here too please answer at next res......to Candice
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Well, does he turn towards you and face you totally while you are having a conversation?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im known a Kamara on the wolf rp. Im really sorry about your parents. If u wanna talk i will be here. Johnna
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You the best... i know they are thinking of you.... i am so sorry i could never imagie what it feels like... i am here for you whenever... really il b ur shoulder to cry on... i hope u d ur brither do well in life
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im sorry
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eww