Pigeon Feathers: And Other Stories

Pigeon Feathers: And Other

When this classic collection of stories first appeared—in 1962, on the author’s thirtieth birthday—Arthur Mizener wrote in The New York Times Book Review: “Updike is a romantic [and] like all American romantics, that is, he has an irresistible impulse to go in memory home again in order to find himself. . . . The precise recollection of his own family-love, parental and marital, is vital to him; it is the matter in which the saving truth is incarnate. . . . Pigeon Feathers is not just a book of very brilliant short stories; it is a demonstration of how the most gifted writer of his generation is coming to maturity; it shows us that Mr. Updike’s fine verbal talent is no longer pirouetting, however gracefully, out of a simple delight in motion, but is beginning to serve his deepest insight.”

  • ASIN: 0449912256

Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories

Pigeon Feathers and Other

  • ASIN: B007BPQ7KE

Pigeon Feathers


  • ASIN: B00V2P4U76

The New York Pigeon: Behind the Feathers

The New York Pigeon: Behind the

The New York Pigeon is a photography book that reveals the unexpected beauty of the omnipresent pigeon as if Vogue magazine devoted its pages to birds, rather than fashion models. In spite of pigeons' ubiquity in New York and other cities, we never really see them closely and know very little about their function in the urban ecosystem. This book brings to light the intriguing history, behavior and splendor of a bird that we frequently overlook.The New York Pigeon reveals the unexpected beauty of our omnipresent pigeon. Employing exquisite portraiture that one might find in a fashion magazine, the book features this underappreciated urban bird in a fresh, glamorous light.Finally, the much maligned pigeon gets its 15 minutes. “stool pigeon...” “rats with wings...” Why? What did pigeons ever do to deserve such disrespect? (They mind their own business, they saved lives in World War I and II, and they’re beautiful to boot.) Andrew Garn seeks to right this egregious wrong— through his keen eye, the pigeon is photographed in all its unexpected glory—elevated to its rightful place as a wondrous being of beauty and grace, soaring though time and space. You will never look at pigeons the same way again.In spite of pigeons’ ubiquity in New York and other cities, we never ...

  • ASIN: 1576878694

ZUCKER Pigeon Feather Cosse Fan Trim - Natural

ZUCKER Pigeon Feather Cosse Fan Trim -

ZUCKERTM This vintage Pigeon Fan Trim measures 2.5" x 3.5" inches. The feathers have been stitched together near the base of the quills to create a secure fan shape. Each package contains 12 fans. Available in natural.

  • Color: Beige
  • Brand: ZUCKER
  • ASIN: B078TN8PF3
  • UPC: 096709109342

Pigeon Feathers


An awe inspiring and thought provoking book!

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Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume 2: John Updike Reading "Lifeguard" from Pigeon Feathers and Others

Great American Authors Read from Their Works, Volume

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.


Selected Stories: The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon Feathers, The Family Meadow, Witnesses, Separating

Selected Stories: The Alligators, A & P, Pigeon

John Updike reads six stories he has selected from the 100-odd he has published. "A & P", recounting a moral crisis on the checkout counter, is his most anthologized story. "Pigeon Feathers", the longest story included, tells of a 14-year-old boy's fear of death and the answer he finds. "The Family Meadow" describes a piece of America, a picnic reunion in New Jersey. "The Witnesses" and "The Alligators" both deal with love, as felt by a middle-aged man and a fifth-grade boy. "Separating" recounts the June day when Richard and Joan Maple separate, in front of their four children. Mr. Updike, when asked to described his method of reading aloud, said, "I try to picture the things described and to speak the words distinctly, and to let the emotion come through on its own." The method works beautifully.

  • ASIN: B002E04DO8

The Tell-Tale Pigeon Feathers and The Indiscretion of Mr. Edwards: The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Episode #11

The Tell-Tale Pigeon Feathers and The Indiscretion of

The Tell-Tale Pigeon FeathersExactly as broadcast on January 21, 1946. These feathers tell a story of espionage - and Moriarity! When Sherlock Holmes is put to work by his brother, Mycroft, he discovers a man who can turn himself into a bird-or a spy-while Watson finds himself in jail!The Indiscretion of Mr. EdwardsExactly as broadcast on February 4, 1946. A royal scandal brews when a beautiful circus performer seduces a member of the royal family. Under the big top, Watson goes undercover to break the affair. Instead, he finds a dead body and a very disturbing clue.

  • ASIN: B0034DGXM4

The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of Birds and What They Reveal About Being Human

The Thing with Feathers: The Surprising Lives of

An entertaining and profound look at the lives of birds, illuminating their surprising world—and deep connection with humanity. Birds are highly intelligent animals, yet their intelligence is dramatically different from our own and has been little understood. As we learn more about the secrets of bird life, we are unlocking fascinating insights into memory, relationships, game theory, and the nature of intelligence itself.The Thing with Feathers explores the astonishing homing abilities of pigeons, the good deeds of fairy-wrens, the influential flocking abilities of starlings, the deft artistry of bowerbirds, the extraordinary memories of nutcrackers, the lifelong loves of albatrosses, and other mysteries—revealing why birds do what they do, and offering a glimpse into our own nature.Drawing deep from personal experience, cutting-edge science, and colorful history, Noah Strycker spins captivating stories about the birds in our midst and shares the startlingly intimate coexistence of birds and humans. With humor, style, and grace, he shows how our view of the world is often, and remarkably, through the experience of birds. You’ve never read a book about birds like this one.

  • Brand: Riverhead Books
  • ASIN: 159463341X
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