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  • A self-contained district or community within a town or city, regarded as having features characteristic of village life

  • (village) a community of people smaller than a town

  • A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet with the population ranging from a few hundred to a few thousands (sometimes tens of thousands), Though often located in rural areas, the term urban village is also applied to certain urban neighbourhoods, such as the

  • A group of houses and associated buildings, larger than a hamlet and smaller than a town, situated in a rural area

  • (in the US) A small municipality with limited corporate powers

  • Greenwich Village: a mainly residential district of Manhattan; `the Village' became a home for many writers and artists in the 20th century

  • A person who sells and arranges plants and cut flowers

  • a shop where flowers and ornamental plants are sold

  • someone who grows and deals in flowers; "the florist made up an attractive bouquet"

  • (floral) resembling or made of or suggestive of flowers; "an unusual floral design"

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Villages: A Novel

Villages: A Novel

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! How little men deserve the beauty and mercy of women!” His life as a sexual being merges with the communal shelter of villages: “A village is woven of secrets, of truths better left unstated, of houses with less window than opaque wall.”

This delightful, witty, passionate novel runs from the Depression era to the early twenty-first century.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Beautiful flowers in the shop of Ovando Florists on Bleeker St. in the West Village of NYC.

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The Village Florist

The Village Florist

Cauley Square Historic Village is a Nostalgic Village that offers a Glimpse of Old South Florida

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