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Publisher Comments:

Henry Bech, the moderately well known Jewish-American writer who served as the hero of John Updike's previous Bech: A Book (1970) and Bech Is Back (1982), has become older but scarcely wiser. In these five new chapters from his life, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety, of unbridled criticism and publicity in a literary world ever more cheerfully crass. He fights intimations of annihilation in still-Communist Czechoslovakia, while promiscuously consorting with dissidents, apparatchiks, and Midwestern Republicans. Next, he succumbs to the temptations of power by accepting the presidency of a quaint and cosseted honorary body patterned on the Acad

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Septuagenarian Jewish-American writer Henry Bech, the hero of Bech: A Book and Bech Is Back, confronts new challenges in his life, including a much-coveted Nobel Prize, an honor that stuns him. Reprint.

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John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. 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, and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. He is the father of four children and the author of over forty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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Table of Contents

Bech in Czech — Bech presides — Bech pleads guilty — Bech noir — Bech and the bounty of Sweden.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307482068
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Marriage
Author:
Updike, John
Author:
Updike John
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Fiction : Psychological
Subject:
Fiction : Sagas
Subject:
Bech, henry (fictitious character)
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
Subject:
Novelists
Subject:
Jewish men
Subject:
Bech, Henry
Subject:
Jewish authors
Subject:
Black humor
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Jewish fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19991005
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
256

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Product details 256 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307482068 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Septuagenarian Jewish-American writer Henry Bech, the hero of Bech: A Book and Bech Is Back, confronts new challenges in his life, including a much-coveted Nobel Prize, an honor that stuns him. Reprint.
"Synopsis" by , John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. 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, and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. He is the father of four children and the author of over forty books, including collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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