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The Resource Updike, Adam Begley, (electronic resource eBook)

Updike, Adam Begley, (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Updike
Title
Updike
Statement of responsibility
Adam Begley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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." 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. With a sharp critical sensibility that lends depth and originality to his analysis, Begley probes Updike's best-loved works--from Pigeon Feathers to The Witches of Eastwick to the Rabbit series--and reveals a surprising and deeply complex character fraught with contradictions: a kind man with a vicious wit, a gregarious charmer who was ruthlessly competitive, a private person compelled to spill his secrets on the printed page. "Updike" offers an admiring yet balanced look at this national treasure, a master whose writing continues to resonate like no one else's"--
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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10300448
Cataloging source
DLC
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Begley, Adam
Dewey number
  • 813.54
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3571.P4
Literary form
non fiction
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Updike, John
  • Authors, American
Target audience
adult
Label
Updike, Adam Begley, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CA24831F-8AE2-40D0-8134-368488DC236D
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062109668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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ca24831f-8ae2-40d0-8134-368488dc236d
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive READ
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Updike, Adam Begley, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=CA24831F-8AE2-40D0-8134-368488DC236D
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780062109668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ca24831f-8ae2-40d0-8134-368488dc236d
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive READ
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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