The Early StoriesThe Early Stories



Gathering together almost all the short fiction that John Updike published between 1953 and 1975, this collection opens with Updike's autobiographical stories about a young boy growing up during the Depression in a small Pennsylvania town.

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141922249

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A grand collection of John Updike's inimitable early stories. Gathering together almost all the short fiction that John Updike published between 1953 and 1975, this collection opens with Updike's autobiographical stories about a young boy growing up during the Depression in a small Pennsylvania town. There follows tales of life away from home, student days, early marriage and young families, and finally Updike's experimental stories on 'The Single Life'. Here, then, is a rich and satisfying feast of Updike - his wit, his easy mastery of language, his genius for recalling the subtleties of ordinary life and the excitements, and perils, of the pursuit of happiness.

Collected Poems 1953 1993Collected Poems 1953 1993



A varied anthology of poetry, representing some forty years of work, encompasses nearly every poem from five previously published collections, as well as sixty new poems and a selection of light verse. Reprint.

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 0679762043

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Page: 387

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A varied anthology of poetry, representing some forty years of work, encompasses nearly every poem from five previously published collections, as well as sixty new poems and a selection of light verse. Reprint.

The Best American Short Stories of the CenturyThe Best American Short Stories of the Century



With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395843677

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With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

Still LookingStill Looking



The resulting collection of essays is proof that Updike is still looking and seeing what only he can describe.

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141921822

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In Still Looking, John Updike has collected together his thoughts and observations on American art to produce an eye-opening follow-up to his 1989 art criticism classic Just Looking. Beginning with early American portraits and landscapes, he goes on to extol two late-nineteenth-century masters, Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, considers the eccentric pre-modern painter and graphic artist James McNeill Whistler, discusses the competing American Impressionists and Realists of the early twentieth century - and concludes with appreciations of the art of Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. The resulting collection of essays is proof that Updike is still looking and seeing what only he can describe. 'As a writer Updike can do anything he wants' Margaret Atwood 'John Updike writes with a steady brilliance about the world out there' Guardian

Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John UpdikeMyth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike



Selected. Bibliography. Cited. Works. by. John. Updike. Americana and Other Poems. New York: Knopf, 2001. Assorted Prose. ... Collected Early Stories.

Author: John McTavish

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9780718847647

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Big on style, slight on substance: that has been a common charge over the years by critics of John Updike. In fact, however, John Updike is one of the most serious writers of modern times. Myth, as Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike shows, unlocks his fictional universe and repeatedly breaks open the powerful themes in his literary parables of the gospel. This book also includes a personal tribute to John Updike by his son David, essays by pioneer Updike scholars Alice and Kenneth Hamilton, and an anecdotal chapter in which readers share Updike discoveries and recommendations. All in all, weight is added to the complaint that the master of myth and gospel was shortchanged by the Nobel committee.

John Updike RememberedJohn Updike Remembered



De Bellis, John Updike's Early Years. 93. 10. ... John Updike, “The Alligators” in John Updike: Collected Early Stories. Christopher Carduff.

Author: Jack A. De Bellis

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667065

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Page: 229

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Fifty-three individuals present a prismatic view of the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and his work through anecdote and insight. Interviews and essays from family, friends and associates reveal sides of the novelist perhaps unfamiliar to the public--the high school prankster, the golfer, the creator of bedtime stories, the charming ironist, the faithful correspondent with scholars, the devoted friend and the dedicated practitioner of his craft. The contributors include his first wife, Mary Pennington, and three of their children; high school and college friends; authors John Barth, Joyce Carol Oates and Nicholson Baker; journalists Terri Gross and Ann Goldstein; and scholars Jay Parini, William Pritchard, James Plath, and Adam Begley, Updike's biographer.

The Bible in the American Short StoryThe Bible in the American Short Story



“The Lifeguard,” in Updike: Collected Early Stories, ed. Christopher Carduff (New York: Library of America, 2013), 332. John Updike, “Introduction to ...

Author: Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474237185

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The Bible in the American Short Story examines Biblical influences in the post-World War II American short story. In a series of accessible chapters, Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg and Peter S. Hawkins offer close-readings of short stories by leading contemporary writers such as Flannery O'Connor, Allegra Goodman, Tobias Wolff and Kirstin Valdez Quade that highlight the biblical passages that they reference. Exploring episodes from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament and both Jewish and Christian heritages, this book is an important contribution to understanding the influence of the Bible in contemporary literature.

Trust MeTrust Me



The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all.

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679645979

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The theme of trust, betrayed or fulfilled, runs through this collection of short stories: Parents lead children into peril, husbands abandon wives, wives manipulate husbands, and time undermines all. Love pangs, a favorite subject of the author, take on a new urgency as earthquakes, illnesses, lost wallets, and deaths of distant friends besiege his aging heroes and heroines. One man loves his wife’s twin, and several men love the imagined bliss of their pasts; one woman takes an impotent lover, and another must administer her father’s death. Bourgeois comforts and youthful convictions are tenderly seen as certain to erode: “Man,” as one of these stories concludes, “was not meant to abide in paradise.”

Problems and Other StoriesProblems and Other Stories



In a world where directional signs are unreadable, men and women on the move deal with such problems as marriage, divorce, prostitution, leprosy, extinct mammals, guilt, and getting in and out of Ethiopia John Updike's first collection of ...

Author: John Updike

Publisher: CNIB, 197

ISBN: UOM:39015003474395

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Page: 260

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In a world where directional signs are unreadable, men and women on the move deal with such problems as marriage, divorce, prostitution, leprosy, extinct mammals, guilt, and getting in and out of Ethiopia

The Civil War The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived ItThe Civil War The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It



Arthur Miller: Collected Plays 1964–1982 224. ... Kurt Vonnegut: Novels & Stories 1950–1962 227. ... John Updike: Collected Early Stories 243.

Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533019

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This final installment of the highly acclaimed four-volume series traces events from March 1864 to June 1865. It provides an incomparable portrait of a nation at war with itself, while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union to final victory, and slavery and secession to their ultimate destruction. Here are more than 150 letters, diary entries, memoir excerpts, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by over a hundred participants and observers, both famous and unsung, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Harriet Jacobs, Henry Adams, Elizabeth Keckly, and George Templeton Strong, as well as Union and Confederate soldiers; women diarists from North and South; and freed slaves. The selections include vivid and haunting firsthand accounts of legendary battles and campaigns— the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Atlanta campaign, the Crater, Franklin, Sherman’s march through Georgia and the Carolinas—as well as of the desperate conditions inside Andersonville prison; the sinking of the Confederate raider Alabama; the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment; and the struggles of both black and white civilians to survive the harsh and violent downfall of the Confederacy.

Herman Melville Typee Omoo Mardi LOA 1 Herman Melville Typee Omoo Mardi LOA 1



John Updike: Collected Early Stories 243. John Updike: Collected Later Stories 244. Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings 245.

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533453

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This first volume of The Library of America's three-volume edition of the complete prose works of Herman Melville includes three romances of the South Seas. Typee and Omoo, based on the young Melville's experiences on a whaling ship, are exuberant accounts of the idyllic life among the "cannibals" in Polynesia. They remained his most popular works well into the 20th century. Mardi("the world" in Polynesian) is a mixture of love story, adventure, and political allegory, set on a mythical Pacific island, that looks forward to the complexities of Moby-Dick. Together, these three romances give early evidence of the genius and daring that make Melville the master novelist of the sea and a precursor of modernist literature. Two companion volumes--Herman Melville: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick and Herman Melville: Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza Tales, The Confidence Man, Uncollected Prose, and Billy Budd complete this edition of Melville's prose.

John Updike s Early YearsJohn Updike s Early Years



DUC David Updike Collection. Dudar Helen Dudar. “John Updike: The Art of Whittling Fantasy out of Paper.” The Attentive Eye. ... The Early Stories, 1953-75.

Author: Jack De Bellis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781611461305

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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 connections to his mature work, De Bellis shows how his school years incubated his mature work."

Thomas Jefferson Writings LOA 17 Thomas Jefferson Writings LOA 17



May Swenson: Collected Poems W. S. Merwin: Collected Poems 1952–1993 W. S. Merwin: Collected Poems 1996–2011 John Updike: Collected Early Stories John ...

Author: Thomas Jefferson

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598533484

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The most comprehensive one-volume selection of Jefferson ever published. Contains the "Autobiography," "Notes on the State of Virginia," public and private papers, including the original and revised drafts of the Declaration of Independence, addresses, and 287 letters. LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

The Civil War The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived ItThe Civil War The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It



John Updike: Collected Early Stories 243. John Updike: Collected Later Stories 244. Ring Lardner: Stories & Other Writings 245.

Author: Brooks D. Simpson

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598532616

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This is the third volume of the ground-breaking eyewitness narrative that has been called a "masterpiece." Spanning the crucial months from January 1863 to March 1864, this third volume of The Library of America’s highly acclaimed four volume series presents an incomparable portrait of a nation at war with itself while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union closer to victory and slavery closer to destruction. It brings together more than 140 contemporary letters, diary entries, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by more than eighty participants and observers, among them Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Mary Chesnut, Clement Vallandigham, Henry Adams, Charlotte Forten, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, and George Templeton Strong, as well as Union officers Robert Gould Shaw, Charles B. Haydon, and Henry Livermore Abbott; Confederate diarists Catherine Edmondston, Kate Stone, and Judith McGuire; and Alabama soldier Samuel Pickens, Iowa housewife Catharine Peirce, Kentucky preacher George Richard Browder, and Kansas clergyman Richard Cordley. The selections include vivid and haunting eyewitness narratives of some of the war’s most famous battles—Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Fort Wagner, Chickamauga, Chattanooga—as well as firsthand accounts of the merciless guerrilla war in Missouri and Kansas; the Richmond bread riot and the New York draft riots; the controversies surrounding the use of black soldiers and the Lincoln administration’s curtailment of civil liberties; and the struggles of civilians both black and white to survive increasingly harsh wartime conditions. Each volume features a detailed chronology of events, biographical notes about the writers, textual and explanatory notes, and original hand-drawn endpaper maps by expert Civil War cartographer Earl McElfresh. The Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It will be published in 2014.

Selected PoemsSelected Poems



Collected in chronological order, from precocious undergraduate efforts to frequently anthologized classics, this is an autobiography in verse for every Updike fan and a celebration of twentieth century American life.

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241249406

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A post-humous, autobiographical collection of poetry from John Updike, one of the most celebrated American writers of the twentieth cenury and author of modern classic novel Rabbit, Run Updike had a boundless capacity for curiosity and delight. This collection of poems from across his career displays his extraordinary range in form and subject: from metaphysical epigrams, and lyrical odes to blank-verse sonnets, on topics from Roman busts to Lucian Freud to postage stamps. These poems are nimble and inventive, exploring art, science, popular culture, foreign travel, erotic love, growth, decay and rebirth. Collected in chronological order, from precocious undergraduate efforts to frequently anthologized classics, this is an autobiography in verse for every Updike fan and a celebration of twentieth century American life.

Updike and PoliticsUpdike and Politics



John Updike, “How to Love America and Leave It at the Same Time,” in Collected Early Stories, edited by Christopher Carduff (New York: The Library of ...

Author: Matthew Shipe

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498575614

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Updike & Politics presents the first collection of essays devoted to the political aspects of Updike’s work and showcases a variety of international perspectives.

Edinburgh Companion to the Short Story in EnglishEdinburgh Companion to the Short Story in English



In post-Second World War short stories, a thematic focus on characters' ... John Updike, 'Friends from Philadelphia', in Collected Early Stories, ed.

Author: Paul Delaney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474400664

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The first scholarly edition of Stevenson's essays, involving a full and comparative examination of manuscripts, magazine and volume publications