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Author: John Updike
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of the author's non-fiction prose pieces and reviews.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Updike, John.
Picked-up pieces.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975
(OCoLC)682038755
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
ISBN: 0394498496 9780394498492
OCLC Number: 1500069
Notes: Essays.
Includes index.
Description: xx, 519, xxiii pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Views: The literary life. On meeting writers ; Voznesensky met ; Bech meets me ; Farewell to the middle class --
Four speeches. Accuracy ; The future of the novel ; From Humor in fiction ; Why write? --
London life. Notes of a temporary resident ; Notes to a poem --
Amor vincit omni ad nauseam --
Cemeteries --
Letter from Anguilla. P.S. --
Four introductions. To Pens and needles ; To the Czech edition of Of the farm ; To The Harvard lampoon centennial celebration ; To Soundings in Satanism --
Golf. The first lunar invitational ; Tips on a trip ; Is there life after golf? Reviews: The fork --
Religious notes --
Dostoevsky. A raw something ; Polina and Aleksei and Anna and Losnitsky --
Knut Hamsun. "My mind was without a shadow" ; Half-mad and maddening ; Love as a standoff --
Joyce and Proust. Questions concerning Giacomo ; Remembrance of things past remembered --
Borges. The author as librarian ; Three translations --
Nabokov. Mnemosyne chastened ; Mary unrevamped ; The crunch of happiness ; Van loves Ada, Ada loves Van ; The translucing of Hugh Person ; Motley but true ; A tribute --
English lives. A short life ; Ayrton fecit ; The mastery of Miss Warner ; A sere life, or, Sprigge's ivy ; Milton adapts Genesis, Collier adapts Milton ; Auden fecit ; A messed-up life --
French deaths. Death's heads ; Albertine disparue ; Saganland and the back of beyond ; In praise of the blind, black god --
Europe. Two points on a descending curve ; The view from the dental chair ; Snail on the stump ; Witold who? ; Inward and onward --
Africa. Out of the glum continent ; Shades of black ; Addendum : excerpts from a symposium ; Through a continent, darkly --
The avant garde. Grove is my press, and avant my garde ; Infante terrible ; Satire without serifs ; Bombs made out of leftovers ; Mortal games --
Young Americans. If at first you do succeed, try, try again ; From Dyna Domes to turkey-pressing ; Jong love --
Older Americans. Indifference ; Papa's sad testament ; And yet again wonderful ; Talk of a tired town ; His own horn ; Remarks ; A citation ; An unpublished book note ; An interesting emendation ; Phantom life --
Non-fiction. Black suicide ; Fool's gold ; Sons of slaves ; Coffee-table books for high coffee tables ; Before the sky collapses ; A new meliorism ; Alive and free from employment.
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