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Inhaltsangabe: WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE PRIX DU MEILLEUR LIVRE ÉTRANGER
The Centaur is a modern retelling of the legend of Chiron, the noblest and wisest of the centaurs, who, painfully wounded yet unable to die, gave up his immortality on behalf of Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus becomes small-town Olinger High School; Chiron is George Caldwell, a science teacher there; and Prometheus is Caldwell?s fifteen-year-old son, Peter. Brilliantly conflating the author?s remembered past with tales from Greek mythology, John Updike translates Chiron?s agonized search for relief into the incidents and accidents of three winter days spent in rural Pennsylvania in 1947. The result, said the judges of the National Book Award, is ?a courageous and brilliant account of a conflict in gifts between an inarticulate American father and his highly articulate son.?
Inhaltsangabe: In a small Pennsylvania town in the late 1940s, schoolteacher George Caldwell yearns to find some meaning in his life. Alone with his teenage son for three days in a blizzard, Caldwell sees his son grow and change as he himself begins to lose touch with his life. Interwoven with the myth of Chiron, the noblest centaur, and his own relationship to Prometheus, "The Centaur" is one of John Updike's most brilliant and unusual novels.
Titel: The Centaur
Verlag: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Distribution Services, 2006. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0233956352
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1963. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 233956352
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Buchzustand: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2673045446