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Due considerations : essays and criticism, John Updike

Label
Due considerations : essays and criticism
Title
Due considerations
Title remainder
essays and criticism
Statement of responsibility
John Updike
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
John Updike's sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under the heading "General Considerations," books, poker, cars, and the American libido. The last, informal section of Due Considerations assembles more or less autobiographical pieces--reminiscences, friendly forewords, comments on the author's own recent works, responses to probing questions. In between, many books are considered, some in introductions--to such classics as Walden, The Portrait of a Lady, and The Mabinogion--and many more in reviews, usually for The New Yorker. Ralph Waldo Emerson and the five Biblical books of Moses come in for appraisal, along with Uncle Tom's Cabin and The Wizard of Oz. Contemporary American and English writers--Colson Whitehead, E. L. Doctorow, Don DeLillo, Norman Rush, William Trevor, A. S. Byatt, Muriel Spark, Ian McEwan--receive attentive and appreciative reviews, as do Rohinton Mistry, Salman Rushdie, Peter Carey, Margaret Atwood, Gabriel García Márquez, Haruki Murakami, Gèunter Grass, and Orhan Pamuk. In factual waters, Mr. Updike ponders the sinking of the Lusitania and the "unsinkable career" of Coco Chanel, the adventures of Lord Byron and Iris Murdoch, the sexual revolution and the advent of female Biblical scholars, and biographies of Robert Frost, Sinclair Lewis, Marcel Proust, and Søren Kierkegaard.--From publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3571.P4
LC item number
D84 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Due considerations : essays and criticism, John Updike
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 703 p.
Isbn
9780307266408
Lccn
2007018665
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Red cloth over boards stamped in silver. Purchase, ASUCLA BookZone, 2007
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)124074899
  • ucoclc124074899
Label
Due considerations : essays and criticism, John Updike
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 703 p.
Isbn
9780307266408
Lccn
2007018665
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Photo-illustrated dust jacket. Red cloth over boards stamped in silver. Purchase, ASUCLA BookZone, 2007
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)124074899
  • ucoclc124074899

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