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Updike, Adam Begley

Label
Updike
Title
Updike
Statement of responsibility
Adam Begley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike--a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work. In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America, who dedicated himself to the task of transcribing "middleness with all its grits, bumps and anonymities."Updike explores the stages of the writer's pilgrim's progress: his beloved home turf of Berks County, Pennsylvania; his escape to Harvard; his brief, busy working life as the golden boy at The New Yorker; his family years in suburban Ipswich, Massachusetts; his extensive travel abroad; and his retreat to another Massachusetts town, Beverly Farms, where he remained until his death in 2009. Drawing from in-depth research as well as interviews with the writer's colleagues, friends, and family, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life--including his enduring religious faith, his two marriages, and his first-hand experience of the adulterous society he was credited with exposing in the bestselling couples
Summary
Updike is Adam Begley's masterful, much-anticipated biography of one of the most celebrated figures in American literature: Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike--a candid, intimate, and richly detailed look at his life and work.In this magisterial biography, Adam Begley offers an illuminating portrait of John Updike, the acclaimed novelist, poet, short-story writer, and critic who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America, who dedicated himself to the task of transcribing "middleness with all its grits, bumps and anonymities."
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10300448
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Begley, Adam
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Updike, John
  • Updike, John
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Updike, Adam Begley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
A tour of Berks County -- The Harvard years -- The talk of the town -- Welcome to Tarbox -- The two Iseults -- Couples -- Updike abroad -- Tarbox redux -- Marrying Martha -- Haven Hill -- The lonely fort -- Endpoint
Control code
000052167402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 558 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780061896453
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Updike, Adam Begley
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
A tour of Berks County -- The Harvard years -- The talk of the town -- Welcome to Tarbox -- The two Iseults -- Couples -- Updike abroad -- Tarbox redux -- Marrying Martha -- Haven Hill -- The lonely fort -- Endpoint
Control code
000052167402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 558 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780061896453
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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