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In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, returns with seven more chapters from his mock-heroic life. He turns fifty in a confusing blend of civic and erotic circumstances while publicizing himself in Australia and Canada. He marries a shiksa and travels with her to Israel, where she falls in love with the land, and to Scotland, where he does. And—sweating buckets! thinking big! minting miracles!he writes an ingeniously tawdry bestseller. Bech’s aesthetic and moral embarrassments reveal acid truths about both his trade and our times.

Synopsis:

The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old, and in this classic novel hailed by The New York Review of Books as "superb (and) extraordinary", he reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcee from Westchester, and — surprise to all — writes a runaway bestseller. A delightful reminder of John Updike's rightful place in the pantheon of quintessential American writers.

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The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old. In this wonderful classic novel, Bech reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and--surprise to all--writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller. If you've never read Updike before, there's no better place to start. If you've read him for years, you'll be delightfully reminded of John Updike's rightful place in the pantheon of quintessential American writers.

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.

Table of Contents

Three illuminations in the life of an American author — Bech third-worlds it — Australia and Canada — The Holy Land — Macbech — Bech wed — White on white.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780449004531
Author:
Updike, John
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Humorous stories, American
Subject:
Novelists
Subject:
Jewish authors
Subject:
Jewish men
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Bech, Henry
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.97x5.15x.55 in. .38 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old, and in this classic novel hailed by The New York Review of Books as "superb (and) extraordinary", he reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcee from Westchester, and — surprise to all — writes a runaway bestseller. A delightful reminder of John Updike's rightful place in the pantheon of quintessential American writers.
"Synopsis" by , The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old. In this wonderful classic novel, Bech reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and--surprise to all--writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller. If you've never read Updike before, there's no better place to start. If you've read him for years, you'll be delightfully reminded of John Updike's rightful place in the pantheon of quintessential American writers.
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