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Author: John Updike
Publisher: Greenwich, CT : Fawcett Books, 1975.
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Genre/Form: Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Updike
ISBN: 0449233634 9780449233634
OCLC Number: 3527444
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 511 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: 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 omnia 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? 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; Papa's sad testament ; And yet again wonderful ; Talk of a tired town ; His own horn ; Remarks ; A citation ; An unpublished book note ; An interesting emendation ; Phantom life.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 --
Appendix: One big interview.
Responsibility: John Updike.

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