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A Month of Sundays

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Updike's seventh novel concerns a month of seven days, a month of enforced rest and recreation as experienced by the Reverend Tom Marshfield, sent west from his Midwestern church in disgrace.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 179g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141189002
  • 9780141189000
  • 827,264

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"A Tour De Force." -- Chicago Tribune Book World "The funniest book that anyone is likely to read in, well, a month of Sundays...An excellent novel...Updike is dazzling in his wordplay." -- The Cleveland Press "Updike is playful, witty, ironic, ever-fresh, ever-provocative, and ever so ever erotic....A Month of Sundays is both poignant and very funny...One of America's most original, most subtle, and most engaging writers." -- The Boston Globe "A flawless and utterly compelling work. His wit, intelligent sympathy, and unequaled command of the potentialities of the language for expressing and revealing have never had a better union....One of Updike's finest achievements." -- The Charlotte Observer
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About John Updike

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of over fifty books, including The Poorhouse Fair; the Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest); Marry Me; The Witches of Eastwick, which was made into a major feature film; Memories of the Ford Administration; Brazil; In the Beauty of the Lilies; Toward the End of Time; Gertrude and Claudius; and Seek My Face. He has written a number of collections of short stories, including The Afterlife and Other Stories and Licks of Love, which includes a final Rabbit story, Rabbit Remembered. His essays and criticism first appeared in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and are now collected into numerous volumes. Collected Poems 1953-1993 brings together almost all of his verse, and a new edition of his Selected Poems is forthcoming from Hamish Hamilton.His novels, stories, and non-fiction collections have won have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award and the Howells Medal. Updike graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at the New Yorker, and he lived in Massachusetts from 1957 until his death in January 2009.
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1,184 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (394)
3 37% (435)
2 10% (122)
1 4% (52)
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