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The Resource Villages, John Updike, (electronic resource)

Villages, John Updike, (electronic resource)

Label
Villages
Title
Villages
Statement of responsibility
John Updike
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Updike's twenty-first novel, a bildungsroman, follows its hero, Owen Mackenzie, from his birth in the semi-rural Pennsylvania town of Willow to his retirement in the rather geriatric community of Haskells Crossing, Massachusetts. In between these two settlements comes Middle Falls, Connecticut, where Owen, an early computer programmer, founds with a partner, Ed Mervine, the successful firm of E-O Data, which is housed in an old gun factory on the Chunkaunkabaug River. Owen's education (Bildung) is not merely technical but liberal, as the humanity of his three villages, especially that of their female citizens, works to disengage him from his youthful innocence. As a child he early felt an abyss of calamity beneath the sunny surface quotidian, yet also had a dreamlike sense of leading a charmed existence. The women of his life, including his wives, Phyllis and Julia, shed what light they can. At one juncture he reflects, "How lovely she is, naked in the dark!"
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Updike, John
Dewey number
813/.54
LC call number
PS3571.P4
LC item number
V55 2004ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Edward Herrmann
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herrmann, Edward
  • OverDrive, Inc
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Computer programmers
  • Villages
  • New England
Label
Villages, John Updike, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 9:42:33
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780739345788
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fb16cbae-c96d-4ffd-b32b-674d8329a768
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocm73590919
  • (OCoLC)494743
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 139550 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Villages, John Updike, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 9:42:33
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780739345788
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
fb16cbae-c96d-4ffd-b32b-674d8329a768
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
  • ocm73590919
  • (OCoLC)494743
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 139550 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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