Assorted Prose PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Assorted Prose free pdf John Updike's first collection of nonfiction pieces, published in 1965 when the author was thirty-three, is a diverting and illuminating gambol through midcentury America and the writer's youth. It opens with a choice selection of parodies, casuals, and "Talk of the Town" reports, the fruits of Updike's boyish ambition to follow in the footsteps of Thurber and White. These "jeux d'esprit "are followed by "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," an immortal account of Ted Williams's last at-bat in Fenway Park- "The Dogwood Tree," a Wordsworthian evocation of one Pennsylvania childhood- and five autobiographical essays and stories. Rounding out the volume are classic considerations of Nabokov, Salinger, Spark, Beckett, and others, the earliest efforts of the book reviewer who would go on to become, in "The New York Times"'s estimation, "the pre-eminent critic of his generation." Updike called this collection "motley but not unshapely." Some would call it a classic of its kind.

About 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.

Details Book

Author : Professor John Updike
Publisher : Random House Trade
Data Published : 18 September 2012
ISBN : 0812983777
EAN : 9780812983777
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 267 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Assorted Prose



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Updike free pdfUpdike

    Updike is Adam Begley's masterful. much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike-a candid..


  • In John Updike's Room free pdfIn John Updike's Room

    Chris Wiseman stayed at the Marine Hotel in North Berwick. Scotland. in 2000. about eighteen months after the American novelist John Updike. Wiseman believes he stayed in the same room as that in which Updike is reported to have watched High Society (1956)..


  • Higher Gossip free pdfHigher Gossip

    A collection of the eloquent. insightful. and beautifully written prose works that Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009. this book opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter--a Prospero who..


  • Always Looking: Essays on Art free pdfAlways Looking: Essays on Art

    In this posthumous collection of John Updike's art writings. a companion volume to the acclaimed "Just Looking "(1989) and "Still Looking" (2005). readers are again treated to "remarkably elegant essays" ("Newsday") in which "the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of the art emerges" ("The New York Times Book Review")..


  • Updike free pdfUpdike

    Updike by Adam Begley has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher..


  • Assorted Prose free pdfAssorted Prose

    . John Updike's first collection of nonfiction pieces, published in 1965 when the author was thirty-three, is a diverting and illuminating gambol through midcentury America and the writer's youth. It