More Matter: Essays and Criticism
Random House Publishing Group, 19. 2. 2009. - 928 страница
In this collection of nonfiction pieces, John Updike gathers his responses to nearly two hundred invitations into print, each “an opportunity to make something beautiful, to find within oneself a treasure that would otherwise remain buried.” Introductions, reviews, and humorous essays, paragraphs on New York, religion, and lust—here is “more matter” commissioned by an age that, as the author remarks in his Preface, calls for “real stuff . . . not for the obliquities and tenuosities of fiction.” Still, the novelist’s shaping hand, his gift for telling detail, can be detected in many of these literary considerations. Books by Edith Wharton, Dawn Powell, John Cheever, and Vladimir Nabokov are incisively treated, as are biographies of Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth II, and Helen Keller. As George Steiner observed, Updike writes with a “solicitous, almost tender intelligence. The critic and the poet in him . . . are at no odds with the novelist; the same sharpness of apprehension bears on the object in each of Updike’s modes.”
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... My Father's Tears (2009) s The Maples Stories (2001)) ESSAYS AND CRITICISM Assorted Prose (1965) - Pirked-Up Pieces (1975) - Hugging the Shore (1983) - Just Loo/ting (1989) - Odd jobs (1991) - Golf Dreams (1996) - More Matter (1999) ...
MORE MATTER john Updike MORE MATTE R ESSAYS AND CRITICISM ...
... Free The Vineyard Remembered The Sun the Other [Vay Around The Cold Matter under Review INTRODUCTIONS To “The Sedurer's Diary, ” a chapter of Either/ Or 'I?) The Complete Shorter Fiction of Herman Melville To The Age of Innocence, ...
... It War Sad 621 2000, Here We Come 632 Visible Matter M O VI E S The Old ilrlorie Homer 6-ll Samson and Delilah and Me 644 Legendary Lana 645 Mill. in Brief 656 The Vargas Girl 658 Genial, Kinetic Gene Kelly 660 P H O ' l 'O S The ...
... 1001-2000 Remarks on Religion and Contemporary Literature Accepting the Campion Medal Accepting the National Book Foundation Medal Index 844 846 848 850 853 857 Preface “MORE MATTER, with less art,” Queen Gertrude advises Polonius; ...
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MORE MATTER: Essays and CriticismКоментар посетиоца странице - Kirkus
A strong gathering of essays, criticism, addresses, introductions, and autobiographical commentaries written and published over the past eight years. "Writing criticism," Updike explains in an earlier ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
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One of the most annoying things about many of the reviews that accompanied the publication of More Matter in the fall of 1999 was the ungrateful tone of reviewers who complained about the heft, the ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
O VI E
P H O l O
Introduction to SelfSelected Stories
Foreword to Brother GPIIISBOPPHm
Note on ﬁlly Father on the Verge of Disgrace
Note for an ILrhibit ofNew Yorker Cartoons
AMERICAN PAST MASTERS
The KeyPeople 23 1
NORTH AMERICAN CONTEMPORARIES
E R S
E D L E Y
THINGS AS THEY
Reflections on Radio
Accepting the Bobst Award
Innoduction to the Easton Press Edition of the Rabbit Novels
Special Message for the Franklin Library Edition of Memories
Special rllessage for the Franklin Librmy Edition
Humor These Days