This well-known short story appears in Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories, one of John Updike's earliest books and is narrated by a divinity student at his summer job. From the heights of his wooden throne, the fastidious and aloof young narrator delivers a silent sermon addressed to the beachgoers-"the middle-aged, burdened with children and aluminum chairs." Though full of himself and his mission, he appeals to us by virtue of his earnestness and promise, and the call for which he waits. Updike reads with a tender, ironic understanding of his haughty hero.
by Calliope Author Readings, Nelson Algren, Bernard Malamud, James Jones, John Updike
by Calliope Author Readings, John Updike, Philip Roth, James Baldwin, Bernard Malamud, William Styron, Nelson Algren, James Jones
by John Updike