The Music School : Short Stories by John Updike
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. First Edition. Stated. Hardcover. 259 pages ; 22 cm. $4.95 dust jacket with a 2' tear on the front of the dust jacket and a few rips around the edges. Rubber stamp on flyleaf and a small address label as well. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm.
The Music School
But let me describe the music school. I love it here, his the basement of a huge Baptist church. Golden collection plates rest on the table beside me. Girls in their first blush of adolescence, carrying fawn-colored flute cases and pallid folders of music, shuffle by me.... From all directions sounds—of pianos, oboes, clarinets—arrive like hints of another world, a world where angels fumble, pause, and begin again. These sentences from the title story of John Updike's new collection of short stories suggest the quality of the world they tell about. It is a world of learning, of fumbling, pausing, and beginning again; a world lovingly seen and reverently felt, whose price is incessant loss; a world whose harmonies demand new subtleties of fictional form. The characters are lovers and students; the locales include Olinger, Pa., and Tarbox, Mass., Oxford and Harvard, New York and Rome, Antibes, Sofia, and Charlotte Amalie.
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