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Hugging the shore : essays and criticism

Author: John Updike
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1984, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
ISBN: 0394724976 9780394724973
OCLC Number: 10696901
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1983.
Description: xx, 919 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: INTERVIEWS WITH INSUFFICIENTLY FAMOUS AMERICANS --
The Pal --
One's Neighbor's Wife --
The Running Mate --
The Counsellor --
The Golf Course Owner --
The Child Bride --
The Mailman --
The Widow --
The Undertaker --
The Bankrupt Man --
The Tarbox Police --
Venezuela for Visitors --
The Chaste Planet --
Invasion of the Book Envelopes --
Golf Dreams --
Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Masters --
NEW ENGLAND --
The First Kiss --
Out There --
Going Barefoot --
Common Land --
New England Churches --
A Mild 'Complaint' --
OTHER PEOPLE'S BOOKS --
THREE TALKS ON AMERICAN MASTERS --
Hawthorne's Creed --
Melville's Withdrawl --
Whitman's Egotheism --
LETTERS --
The Bear Who Hated Life --
Simple-Minded Jim --
Advancing Over Water --
Nothing is Easy --
An Armful of Field Flowers --
Hem Battles the Pack; Wins, Loses --
The Doctor's Son --
The Shining Note --
WILSON AND NABOKOV --
Edmund Wilson's Fiction: A Personal Account --
An Earlier Day --
The Cuckoo and the Rooster --
An Introduction to Nabokov's Lectures --
The Fancy-Forger Takes the Lecturn --
Proud Happiness --
Vale, VN --
BELLOW, VONNEGUT, TYLER, LE GUIN, CHEEVER --
Draping Radiance with a Worn Veil --
Toppling Towers Seen by a Whirling Soul --
All's Well in Skyscraper National Park --
Family Ways --
Loosened Roots --
Imagining Things --
On Such a Beautiful Green Little Planet --
SOME BRITISH --
Jake and Lolly Opt Out --
Indestructible Elena --
An Introduction to Three Novels by Henry Green --
Green Green --
Through the Mid-Life Crisis with James Boswell, Esq. --
SPARK, MURDOCH, TREVOR, DRABBLE --
Topnotch Witcheries --
Worlds and Worlds --
Drabbling in the Mud --
Of Heresy and Loot --
Coming into Her Own --
SOME IRISH --
Small Cheer from the Old Sod --
Flann Again --
An Old-Fashioned Novel --
JARRY, QUENEAU, CELINE, PINGET --
Human Capacities --
Thirty-four Years Late, Twice --
The Strange Case of Dr. Destouches and M. Celine --
Robert Pinget --
NORTHERN EUROPEANS --
A Primal Modern --
Saddled with the World --
Scheherazade --
Brecht's Dicta --
Discontent in Deutsch --
Disaffection in Deutsch --
CALVINO, GRASS, BOLL --
Metropolises of the Mind --
Card Tricks --
Readers and Writers --
Fish Story --
The Squeeze is On --
EASTERN EUROPEANS --
Polish Metamorphoses --
Czarist Shadows, Soviet Lilacs --
Czech Angels --
LEM AND PYM, STEAD AND JONES --
Lem and Pym --
Selda, Lilia, Ursa, Great Gram, and other Ladies in Distress --
Eva and Eleanor and Everywoman --
SOME NACHTMUSIK, FROM ALL OVER --
No Dearth of Death --
Dark Smile, Devilish Saints --
Lays of Ambiguity --
Stalled Starters --
Frontiersmen --
BARTHES, BERLIN, CIORAN --
Roland Barthes --
Texts and Men --
The Last of Barthes --
A Monk Manque --
POETS --
The Heaven of an old Home --
Alone but not Aloof --
Owlish and Fisby --
Sissman's Prose --
Sissman's Poetry --
Three Poems on Being a Poet, by Yevheny Yevtusbenko --
Stand Fast I must --
TALES --
Magic Mirrors --
Fiabe Italians --
The Feast of Reason --
Happy on Nono Despite Odosba --
THE WORLD CALLED THIRD --
Affrican Accents --
Mixed reports from the interior --
Journeyers --
Raman and Daisy and Olivia and the Nawab --
Indian Going On --
THE FAR EAST --
Spent Arrows and First Buddings --
From Fumie to Sony --
The Giant Who Isn't There --
The Long and Reluctant Stasis of Wan-li --
ART AND ACT --
Gaiety in the Galleries --
Tote That Quill --
Wright on Writing --
Borges Warmed Over --
Printer's Unproduced Proust Printed --
Suzie Creamcheese Speaks --
Female Pilgrims --
LONG VIEWS --
A Cloud of Witnesses --
Who Wants to know? --
To the Tram Halt Together --
Appendix: --
On One's Own Oruvre.
Responsibility: John Updike.

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