Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism

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Price
$40.00
Publisher
Knopf Publishing Group
Publish Date
Pages
703
Dimensions
6.62 X 1.75 X 9.44 inches | 2.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780307266408
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About the Author

John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. 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, and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. He is the father of four children and the author of more than fifty books, including collections of short stories, poems, essays, and criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. A previous collection of essays, Hugging the Shore, received the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

Reviews

"Updike's scope is rather breathtaking. . . . When I do not know the subject well--as in his finely illustrated art reviews of Bruegel, Dürer and Goya--I learn much from what Updike has to impart. When he considers an author I love, like Proust or Czeslaw Milosz, I often find myself appreciating familiar things in a new way."--Christopher Hitchens, The New York Times Book Review

"If the printed word disappeared, a future race could reconstruct a significant body of nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature from Updike's work alone. . . . He writes to converse with us on a high plane but in simple language, often stately and sometimes dazzling."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Updike knows more about literature than almost anyone. . . . He's beyond knowledgeable--he makes Google look wanting."--Baltimore Sun
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