Essays and Criticism
By (author) Professor John Updike
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Due Considerations by Professor John Updike
Book Description""A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each." "This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which "Due Considerations" is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson Whitehead, and""Margaret Atwood. He visits China, goes to art exhibitions, provides a whimsical and insightful list of "Ten Epochal Moments in the American Libido," and shares his thoughts on the fall of the Twin Towers, which he witnessed from a tenth-floor apartment in Brooklyn. John Updike was always more than simply one of America's most acclaimed novelists; he was also, as the" Los Angeles Times "noted in appraising this volume, """one of the best essayists and critics this country has produced."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780345499004
Paperback / softback
(202mm x 134mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
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Of the 102 stories gathered here, eighty first appeared in the New Yorker. Most were revised by the author for his collections. All were written from 1953 to 1975, when Updike was in his twenties, thirties, and early forties, and are arranged here, for the first time, in the order in which they were completed.
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Author Biography - Professor John Updike
John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of "The New Yorker." His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.
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