The Centaur by John Updike

The novel follows the life of George Caldwell, a high school teacher in a small town in Pennsylvania, who is struggling with feelings of disappointment and failure. He is constantly compared to his father, a mythological centaur, symbolizing the conflict between the mundane and the extraordinary. The narrative alternates between the modern world and the mythological realm, exploring themes of identity, disillusionment, and the struggle between the human and the divine.

The 9321st greatest book of all time


Published
1963
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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