Memories of the Ford Administration

  • 339 Pages
  • 2.33 MB
  • 9357 Downloads
  • English
by
Fawcett Crest , New York
Politics and government, Presidents, Fi
StatementJohn Updike
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3571.P4 M45 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination339 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24948226M
ISBN 100449221881
ISBN 139780449221884
LC Control Number92052955
OCLC/WorldCa29419592

Memories of the Ford Administration was an ambitious project he pulled together mid-career and it almost works.

Updike creates a remembrance of the antagonist's life in the 's while dissecting the motives of one of our least admired by: 6. "Memories of the Ford Administration" () is the fifteenth novel of John Updike, a prolific American writer.

It is the third of Updike's novels I have read, spaced widely over the years, with the other two being "Roger's Version", which predated this book, and "In the Beauty of the Lillies", which followed it/5.

Memories of the Ford Administration was an ambitious project he pulled together mid-career and it almost works. Updike creates a remembrance of the antagonist's life in the 's while dissecting the motives of one of our least admired Presidents/5(20). When historian Alfred “Alf” Clayton is invited by an academic journal to record his impressions of the Gerald R.

Ford Administration (–77), he recalls not the political events of the time but rather a turbulent period of his own sexual past/5(5).

Memories of the Ford Administration: a novel. [John Updike; Jack and Patricia DeBellis John Updike Collection.] -- "Alfred Clayton, the hero of John Updike's fifteenth novel, has received a request from the Northern New England Association of American Historians for his memories and impressions of the Gerald Ford.

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Memories of the Ford Administration 作者: John Updike 出版社: Knopf 出版年: 定价: USD 装帧: Hardcover ISBN: 豆瓣评分. In the book Memories of the Ford Administration by John Updike, Clayton seems to give Gerald Ford an endorsement as a good president, but he does not give the same glowing endorsement to popular.

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ARTICLES. Print Fans Bid Kid Adieu; OTHER BOOKS. Preview of Memories of the Ford Administration Summary: Updike's fifteenth novel is a comic mixture of history and fiction.

The title is a joke because the narrator cannot remember anything about the presidency of Gerald Ford. He is supposed to write about it. Other articles where Memories of the Ford Administration: A Novel is discussed: John Updike: Updike set Memories of the Ford Administration: A Novel () in the s, infusing the tale of a professor’s research on President James Buchanan with observations on sexuality.

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Go Search Hello Select your address /5(6). Memories of the Ford Administration is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are the products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.

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Due to COVID, orders may be : Random House Publishing Group. Yet it is not without its rewards. In "Memories of the Ford Administration". Updike is really pursuing the indeterminacy of memory, digging as best he can beneath official accounts -- and our own self-deception -- to find the heart's place in history.

Happily, we can believe him, and Alf. About Memories of the Ford Administration When historian Alfred “Alf” Clayton is invited by an academic journal to record his impressions of the Gerald R.

Ford Administration (–77), he recalls not the political events of the time but rather a turbulent period of his own sexual past. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

Memories of the Ford administration: a novel by Updike, John. Publication date Topics Ford, Gerald R., -- Fiction, Buchanan, James, -- Fiction, United States -- Politics and government -- -- FictionPages: Clayton also is writing a personal recollection of his chaotic sexual and family situation during the Gerald Ford administration--this makes up the narration here--and thus Updike can move freely inside two ideas: that the past is no more knowable than the confusing present, and that things--even if they do it at wrenching cost--"bump on," work.

Memories Of The Ford Administration is a dyed-in-the-wool masterpiece that surely gets its time periods, the first half of the nineteenth-century and the 's, down pat. It's a joy to read, a book that makes a reader think, and a tale to settle back and take delight in as it unfolds without effort.5/5(5).

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Memories of the Ford Administration. The brief presidency of Gerald Ford in the mids, like the brief reign of some third-century Roman emperor whose name you can’t remember, seems to be one of history’s asterisks or commas, a barely noticeable punctuation mark in its endless sentence.

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This item will ship to United States, Seller Rating: % positive. When junior college professor Alfred Clayton is asked to record his impressions of the Ford Administration, he recalls a turbulent piece of personal history as well.

In a decade of sexual liberation, Clayton was facing a doomed marriage and the passionate beginnings of a futile affair with an unattainable Perfect Wife/5(5).

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