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Publisher Comments:

Make it easy on yourself - read John Updike in Large Print

* All Random House Large Print Editions are published in a 16-point type

Golf is neither work nor play, John Updike tells us: Golf is a trip.

Golf has been the subject of many books and the province of many experts, but few have written as sympathetically, or as knowingly, about thepeculiar charms of bad golf, and the satisfactions of an essentially losing struggle.

John Updike has been writing about golf since he took the game up at the age of twenty-five. In the nearly fortyyears of pleasurable bafflement that have followed, he has composed essays for Golf Digest and short stories for The New Yorker concerning the sport.

His memories, insights, and witty remarks make this a truly unique audiobook. John Updike will tell you, in his own voice and his own words, how he learned the game, plays the game, and loves thegame.

From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The author brings together his writings--culled from "The New Yorker," "Golf Digest," and his fiction--on the wonderful world of golf, sharing thoughts on the game, good and bad golf, the golfing mystique, fellow players, and technical niceties

Synopsis:

"BUBBLY AND QUIZZICAL AND LUMINOUS."

--Los Angeles Times

"JOYFUL . . . THE JACK NICKLAUS OF GOLF WRITING . . . The 30 entries in this collection, drawn mainly from magazine pieces, constitute a championship round. . . . This unbridled appreciation of golf's mystical opportunities for grace and redemption will enthrall even those who have never followed an 80-yard worm-burner with an elegant chip to the pin."

--People

"VINTAGE UPDIKE AND A RARE TREAT FOR GOLFERS."

--San Francisco Chronicle

"A BOOK WRITTEN UNDER A CLEAR BLUE SKY WITH AN UTTERLY PURE SWING . . . [ending] with a handful of essays on the metaphysics of golf and great golf gurus, both writers and caddies. Here, Updike waltzes about the heavens of Nabokov, in pure esthetic bliss. And here his transcendental agonies and anxieties fuse into split-second moments of impact that lift us from sand pit to rhapsody."

--The Philadelphia Inquirer

About the Author

John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania.His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Howell's Medal.

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307784124
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Sports & Recreation : Golf - General
Author:
Updike, John
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Golf
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports Writing
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19970908
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Product details 224 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307784124 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The author brings together his writings--culled from "The New Yorker," "Golf Digest," and his fiction--on the wonderful world of golf, sharing thoughts on the game, good and bad golf, the golfing mystique, fellow players, and technical niceties
"Synopsis" by , "BUBBLY AND QUIZZICAL AND LUMINOUS."

--Los Angeles Times

"JOYFUL . . . THE JACK NICKLAUS OF GOLF WRITING . . . The 30 entries in this collection, drawn mainly from magazine pieces, constitute a championship round. . . . This unbridled appreciation of golf's mystical opportunities for grace and redemption will enthrall even those who have never followed an 80-yard worm-burner with an elegant chip to the pin."

--People

"VINTAGE UPDIKE AND A RARE TREAT FOR GOLFERS."

--San Francisco Chronicle

"A BOOK WRITTEN UNDER A CLEAR BLUE SKY WITH AN UTTERLY PURE SWING . . . [ending] with a handful of essays on the metaphysics of golf and great golf gurus, both writers and caddies. Here, Updike waltzes about the heavens of Nabokov, in pure esthetic bliss. And here his transcendental agonies and anxieties fuse into split-second moments of impact that lift us from sand pit to rhapsody."

--The Philadelphia Inquirer

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