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John Updike

ISBN 10: 0394568354 / ISBN 13: 9780394568355
Verlag: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by AUTHOR on front free endpaper. First Edition, First Printing. Book is in Fine condition with pink cloth panels and silver/gold lettering. Slight bumping to bottom edges. Dustjacket is in Fine condition with tiny grey mark at corner of back cover, wrapped in clear plastic mylar. 279 pgs. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 000193

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Titel: S.

Verlag: Alfred A. Knopf

Erscheinungsdatum: 1988

Einband: Cloth

Zustand:Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author

Auflage: First Edition.

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S. is the story of Sarah P. Worth, a thoroughly modern spiritual seeker who has become enamored of a Hindu mystic called the Arhat. A native New Englander, she goes west to join his ashram in Arizona, and there struggles alongside fellow sannyasins (pilgrims) in the difficult attempt to subdue ego and achieve moksha (salvation, release from illusion). “S.” details her adventures in letters and tapes dispatched to her husband, her daughter, her brother, her dentist, her hairdresser, and her psychiatrist—messages cleverly designed to keep her old world in order while she is creating for herself a new one. This is Hester Prynne’s side of the triangle described by Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter; it is also a burlesque of the quest for enlightenment, and an affectionate meditation on American womanhood.
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"A Tour De Force." -- The New York Times

"One of Updike's lightest, funniest, and sliest fictions -- a comedy about the sneaky economies of the spirit." -- The New Yorker

"Entirely satisfying and entertaining with a good half-dozen hilarious twists and surprises at the end for everyone...John Updike has given us with S., his 12th and funniest novel." -- Chicago Sun-Times

"Delightful and penetrating...[John Updike] is the chief chronicler of the life and times of the modern American middle class -- and perhaps its most important literary conscience." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Immensely clever...The novel glimmers with the wry intelligence one has come to associate with Updike's vision." -- The Boston Globe

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