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The Resource Couples

Couples

Label
Couples
Title
Couples
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Subject
Summary
"Trapped in their cozy catacombs, the couples have made sex by turns their toy, their glue, their trauma, their therapy, their hope, their frustration, their revenge, their narcotic, their main line of communication and their sole and pitiable shield against the awareness of death."—TimeOne of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing epitaph to the short, happy life of the "post-Pill paradise." It chronicles the interactions of ten young married couples in a seaside New England community who make a cult of sex and of themselves. The group of acquaintances form a magical circle, complete with ritualistic games, religious substitutions, a priest (Freddy Thorne), and a scapegoat (Piet Hanema). As with most American utopias, this one's existence is brief and unsustainable, but the "imaginative quest" that inspires its creation is eternal.Praise for Couples"Couples [is] John Updike's tour de force of extramarital wanderlust."—The New York Times Book Review "Ingenious . . . If this is a dirty book, I don't see how sex can be written about at all."—Wilfrid Sheed, The New York Times Book Review
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Updike, John
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Label
Couples
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f4526946-4a25-4ec8-9e44-248f0cd61790
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780679645726
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Couples
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f4526946-4a25-4ec8-9e44-248f0cd61790
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780679645726
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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    Spillman Public Library 719 Wisconsin Ave, North Fond du Lac, WI, 54937, US
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