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Self-Consciousness

One of our finest novelists now gives us his most dazzling creation — his own life. In six eloquent and compelling chapters, the author of The Witches of Eastwick and the wonderful Rabbit trilogy gives us an incitingly honest look at the makings of an American writer — and of an American man.

Here is Updike on his childhood, on ailments both horrible (psoriasis) and hilarious (his experiences at the hands of a dentist), on his stuttering, on his feelings during the Vietnam War, on his genealogy. and on that most elusive of subjects, his innermost self. What emerges is a fascinating, fully formed portrait — candid, often very, funny, and always illuminating.

John Updike

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Updike's autobiography takes the form of six related personal essays, each written with extraordinary honesty and self-effacing humor.

About the Author

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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ISBN:
9780449218211
Other:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Fawcett
Author:
Updike, John
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
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Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
19900528
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7 x 4.25 x .6 in .375 lb

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