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The Music School

(1966)
A collection of stories by

 
 
The Music School is a place of learning, in which a sheltered South Dakota boy meets his roommate at Harvard, a rebel with whom he will have a violent - and ambiguous - physical encounter; a warring married couple, Richard and Joan Maple, try and try again to find solace in sex; and Henry Bech, an unprolific American writer publicizing himself far from home, enjoys a moment of improbable, poignant, untranslatable connection with a Bulgarian poetess. In these twenty short stories, each evidence of his early mastery, John Updike brings us a world - a world of fumbling, pausing, and beginning again; a world sensitively felt and lovingly expressed; a world whose pianissimoharmonies demand new subtleties of fictional form.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 1973 : UK Hardback
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Title: Music School
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-233-96433-9 / 978-0-233-96433-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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June 1966 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Music School
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-394-43727-6 / 978-0-394-43727-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

July 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Music School V510
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-394-74510-8 / 978-0-394-74510-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Music School
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-449-23279-4 / 978-0-449-23279-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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January 1970 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Music School: Short Stories
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-003053-0 / 978-0-14-003053-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

September 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Music School: Short Stories
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Random House
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