• Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2

  • John Updike Reading "Lifeguard" from Pigeon Feathers and Others
  • By: Calliope Author Readings, John Updike
  • Narrated by: John Updike
  • Length: 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 04-14-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Calliope Author Readings
  • 5.0 (1 rating)

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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.
©1962 John Updike (P)1963 Calliope Author Readings
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Critic Reviews

"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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