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Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2 Audiobook

Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2: John Updike Reading "Lifeguard" from Pigeon Feathers and Others

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Publisher's Summary

The young John Updike’s portrayal of a haughty seminary student working as a lifeguard is witty and poetic, as the naïve hero surveys the beachgoers in his care, and contemplates a future of saving souls as well as bodies.

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©1962 John Updike (P)1963 Calliope Author Readings

What the Critics Say

"John Updike’s voice is perfect for his description of a divinity student who sits in lifeguard’s chair each summer and philosophizes." (Library Journal)

"You get the wispy, elitist, ironic elegance of John Updike’s young lifeguard." (Joan Wickersham, Boston Globe)

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