9780812983807-0812983807-Picked-Up Pieces: Essays

Picked-Up Pieces: Essays

ISBN-13: 9780812983807
ISBN-10: 0812983807
Author: Updike, John
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 544 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780812983807
ISBN-10: 0812983807
Author: Updike, John
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Paperback 544 pages

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Acknowledged authors Updike, John wrote Picked-Up Pieces: Essays comprising 544 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0812983807 and 9780812983807. Since then Picked-Up Pieces: Essays textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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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