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John Updike's early years

Author: Jack De Bellis; David P Silcox
Publisher: Bethlehem [Pennsylvania] : Lehigh University Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"John Updike's Early Years first examines his family, then places him in the context of the Depression and World War II. Relying upon interviews with former classmates, the next chapters examine Updike's early life and leisure activities, his athletic ability, social leadership, intellectual prowess, comical pranks, and his experience with girls. Two chapters explore Updike's cartooning and drawing, and the last  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack De Bellis; David P Silcox
ISBN: 9781611461305 1611461308
OCLC Number: 811598014
Description: xxiv, 174 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Updike's early years: background --
Personal --
Leisure --
Athletics --
Clowning --
Girls and women --
Chatterbox: Cartooning and drawing --
Chatterbox: Poetry and prose --
Inspirations and models.
Responsibility: Jack De Bellis with David Silcox.

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John Updike's Early Years reveals for the first time the young Updike's developing personality and precocious creativity. Relying upon interviews with classmates and friends, and offering extensive  Read more...

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