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Higher gossip : essays and criticism

Author: John Updike; Christopher Carduff
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Series: A Borzoi book
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation with the sources of his magic.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: John Updike
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike; Christopher Carduff
ISBN: 9780307957153 0307957152
OCLC Number: 707235872
Notes: Includes index.
"This is a Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiii, 501 pages : illustrations, facsimile ; 25 cm.
Contents: Real Conversation --
The Writer in Winter --
A Desert Encounter --
Nessus at Noon --
The Football Factory --
The Beloved --
The Lens Factory --
Five Poems : Basium XVI ; Head of a Girl, at the Met ; Cafeteria, Mass. General Hospital ; An Hour Without Color ; Not Cancelled Yet --
Book Chat --
Humor in Fiction --
Lives and Laurels : Søren Kierkegaard ; F. Scott Fitzgerald ; Ernest Hemingway ; Kurt Vonnegut ; L.E. Sissman ; Raymond Carver --
Forewords and afterwords : The Haunted Major, by Robert Marshall ; The Complete Lyrics of Cole Porter, edited by Robert Kimball ; The Luzhin Defense, by Vladimir Nabokov ; The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike and Katrina Kenison --
Works and Days : The Changeling ; Back-Chat, Funny Cracks ; Imperishable Maxwell ; Basically Decent --
Fiction Now : Hugger-Mugger ; Classics Galore ; A Boston Fable ; Nan, American Man ; An Upstate Saga ; Relative Strangers ; Dreamy Wilderness --
Americana: Famous Aimee ; Laissez-faire is More ; Makeup and Make-Believe ; Sparky from St. Paul. Gallery Tours --
Old Masters : A Wistful Würzburger ; Singular in Everything ; More Light on Delft ; Plain and Simplified --
Romantics and Realists : "Therefore I Print" ; Innerlichkeit and Eigentümlichkeit ; Splendid Lies ; A Lean and Optical Dane ; Lear Far and Near ; The Artist as Trailblazer --
Van Gogh and Seurat : Uncertain Skills, Determined Spirit ; The Purest of Styles ; Pointillism in Black and White --
Secessionists and Surrealists : Can Genitals Be Beautiful? ; New Kind on the Block ; Beyond Real ; The Enduring Magritte ; Jean Ipoustéguy --
Photographers : Visual Trophies ; Aftermaths --
Pet Topics --
The Universe : The Valiant Swabian ; Visions of Mars ; Extreme Dinosaurs --
The Commonwealth : Harvard Square in the Fifties ; Ipswich in the Seventies ; Three Texts from Early Ipswich ; Lovell Thompson ; Open Spaces ; Memoirs of a Massachusetts Golfer --
The Game : In Love with a Wanton ; Playing with Better Players ; Walking Insomnia ; Lost Balls ; Being Senior. Table Talk --
The End of Authorship --
In Defense of the Amateur Reader --
A Poetics of Book Reviewing --
An American View of English Fiction --
Comment on "Poetry's Failure in the Marketplace" --
Foreword to the 1982 Edition of The Carpentered Hen --
Introduction to the 1977 Edition of The Poorhouse Fair --
From the Afterword to Buchanan Dying --
Reply to Paul Boyer's Appraisal of Memories of the Ford Administration --
Letter to Rosemary Herbert, Book Review Editor of the Boston Herald, Anent Gertrude and Claudius --
Introduction to Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels --
Foreword to The Early Stories: 1953-1975 --
Foreword to Too Far to Go: The Maples Stories --
Note on "The Indian" --
Note on Bech: His Oeuvre --
Replies to Three Questions About Licks of Love --
The Original Ending of Self-Consciousness --
On One's Own Style --
Letter Included as an Afterword to the introduction of Updike in Cincinnati --
The Courage of Ballplayers --
Post-Hubble Astronomy --
On "The American Idea" --
Commencement Address, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1993 --
Accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Conference on Christianity and Literature.
Series Title: A Borzoi book
Other Titles: Prose works.
Responsibility: John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff.

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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, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation with the sources of his magic.

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