Picked-Up Pieces

UPDIKE, John

ISBN 10: 0394498496 / ISBN 13: 9780394498492
Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1975
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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First edition, trade issue. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Nicely Inscribed by the author. N° de ref. de la librería 398507

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Título: Picked-Up Pieces

Editorial: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Año de publicación: 1975

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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Book by Updike John

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In John Updike’s second collection of assorted prose he comes into his own as a book reviewer; most of the pieces picked up here were first published in The New Yorker in the 1960s and early ’70s. If one word could sum up the young critic’s approach to books and their authors it would be “generosity”: “Better to praise and share,” he says in his Foreword, “than to blame and ban.” And so he follows his enthusiasms, which prove both deserving and infectious: Kierkegaard, Proust, Joyce, Dostoevsky, and Hamsun among the classics; Borges, Nabokov, Grass, Bellow, Cheever, and Jong among the contemporaries. Here too are meditations on Satan and cemeteries, travel essays on London and Anguilla, three very early “golf dreams,” and one big interview. Picked-Up Pieces is a glittering treasury for every reader who likes life, books, wit—and John Updike.

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