S. by John Updike [First Edition; Signed; Like New with Book Sleeve]

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S. by John Updike [First Edition; Signed; Like New with Book Sleeve]

250.00

The Montgomery Book Exchange is selling its signed first-edition copy of S. by John Updike. It is in Like New condition with its original book sleeve included. This specific book is one of 350 manufactured; it is not numbered. 

Summary: "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."

Notes on the Author: John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard in 1954, and spent a year in England on the Knox Fellowship, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, to which he has contributed short stories, poems, and book reviews. His fiction has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. 

 

 

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