More Matter: Essays and Criticism

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2. 10. 2014. - 928 страница
First published in 1999, More Matter is a rich collection of essays, criticism, addresses, introductions and humorous asides from an incomparable master of prose. With a fiction writer's affectionate, shaping hand, John Updike explores everything from the nature of evil and the philosophical content of literature to the wreck of the Titanic and the phenomenon of infuriating unopenable parcels. Exploring the work of both his peers and his predecessors, there are numerous fascinating reflections on literature and the arts as well as astute insights into the overlooked details that constitute so much of our lives.

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MORE MATTER: Essays and Criticism

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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

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John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of over fifty books, including The Poorhouse Fair; the Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest); Marry Me; The Witches of Eastwick, which was made into a major feature film; Memories of the Ford Administration; Brazil; In the Beauty of the Lilies; Toward the End of Time; Gertrude and Claudius; and Seek My Face. He has written a number of collections of short stories, including The Afterlife and Other Stories and Licks of Love, which includes a final Rabbit story, Rabbit Remembered. His essays and criticism first appeared in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and are now collected into numerous volumes. Collected Poems 1953-1993 brings together almost all of his verse, and a new edition of his Selected Poems is forthcoming from Hamish Hamilton.
His novels, stories, and non-fiction collections have won have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award and the Howells Medal.
Updike graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at the New Yorker, and he lived in Massachusetts from 1957 until his death in January 2009.

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