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Picked-up pieces, John Updike

Label
Picked-up pieces
Title
Picked-up pieces
Statement of responsibility
John Updike
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of the author's non-fiction prose pieces and reviews
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Updike, John
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American essays
Label
Picked-up pieces, John Updike
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Essays
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Views: The literary life. On meeting writers ; Voznesensky met ; Bech meets me ; Farewell to the middle class -- Four speeches. Accuracy ; The future of the novel ; From Humor in fiction ; Why write? -- London life. Notes of a temporary resident ; Notes to a poem -- Amor vincit omni ad nauseam -- Cemeteries -- Letter from Anguilla. P.S. -- Four introductions. To Pens and needles ; To the Czech edition of Of the farm ; To The Harvard lampoon centennial celebration ; To Soundings in Satanism -- Golf. The first lunar invitational ; Tips on a trip ; Is there life after golf?
  • Reviews: The fork -- Religious notes -- Dostoevsky. A raw something ; Polina and Aleksei and Anna and Losnitsky -- Knut Hamsun. "My mind was without a shadow" ; Half-mad and maddening ; Love as a standoff -- Joyce and Proust. Questions concerning Giacomo ; Remembrance of things past remembered -- Borges. The author as librarian ; Three translations -- Nabokov. Mnemosyne chastened ; Mary unrevamped ; The crunch of happiness ; Van loves Ada, Ada loves Van ; The translucing of Hugh Person ; Motley but true ; A tribute -- English lives. A short life ; Ayrton fecit ; The mastery of Miss Warner ; A sere life, or, Sprigge's ivy ; Milton adapts Genesis, Collier adapts Milton ; Auden fecit ; A messed-up life -- French deaths. Death's heads ; Albertine disparue ; Saganland and the back of beyond ; In praise of the blind, black god -- Europe. Two points on a descending curve ; The view from the dental chair ; Snail on the stump ; Witold who? ; Inward and onward -- Africa. Out of the glum continent ; Shades of black ; Addendum : excerpts from a symposium ; Through a continent, darkly -- The avant garde. Grove is my press, and avant my garde ; Infante terrible ; Satire without serifs ; Bombs made out of leftovers ; Mortal games -- Young Americans. If at first you do succeed, try, try again ; From Dyna Domes to turkey-pressing ; Jong love -- Older Americans. Indifference ; Papa's sad testament ; And yet again wonderful ; Talk of a tired town ; His own horn ; Remarks ; A citation ; An unpublished book note ; An interesting emendation ; Phantom life -- Non-fiction. Black suicide ; Fool's gold ; Sons of slaves ; Coffee-table books for high coffee tables ; Before the sky collapses ; A new meliorism ; Alive and free from employment
Control code
1500069
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 519, xxiii pages
Isbn
9780394498492
Lccn
75008252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)330144
Label
Picked-up pieces, John Updike
Publication
Note
  • Essays
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Views: The literary life. On meeting writers ; Voznesensky met ; Bech meets me ; Farewell to the middle class -- Four speeches. Accuracy ; The future of the novel ; From Humor in fiction ; Why write? -- London life. Notes of a temporary resident ; Notes to a poem -- Amor vincit omni ad nauseam -- Cemeteries -- Letter from Anguilla. P.S. -- Four introductions. To Pens and needles ; To the Czech edition of Of the farm ; To The Harvard lampoon centennial celebration ; To Soundings in Satanism -- Golf. The first lunar invitational ; Tips on a trip ; Is there life after golf?
  • Reviews: The fork -- Religious notes -- Dostoevsky. A raw something ; Polina and Aleksei and Anna and Losnitsky -- Knut Hamsun. "My mind was without a shadow" ; Half-mad and maddening ; Love as a standoff -- Joyce and Proust. Questions concerning Giacomo ; Remembrance of things past remembered -- Borges. The author as librarian ; Three translations -- Nabokov. Mnemosyne chastened ; Mary unrevamped ; The crunch of happiness ; Van loves Ada, Ada loves Van ; The translucing of Hugh Person ; Motley but true ; A tribute -- English lives. A short life ; Ayrton fecit ; The mastery of Miss Warner ; A sere life, or, Sprigge's ivy ; Milton adapts Genesis, Collier adapts Milton ; Auden fecit ; A messed-up life -- French deaths. Death's heads ; Albertine disparue ; Saganland and the back of beyond ; In praise of the blind, black god -- Europe. Two points on a descending curve ; The view from the dental chair ; Snail on the stump ; Witold who? ; Inward and onward -- Africa. Out of the glum continent ; Shades of black ; Addendum : excerpts from a symposium ; Through a continent, darkly -- The avant garde. Grove is my press, and avant my garde ; Infante terrible ; Satire without serifs ; Bombs made out of leftovers ; Mortal games -- Young Americans. If at first you do succeed, try, try again ; From Dyna Domes to turkey-pressing ; Jong love -- Older Americans. Indifference ; Papa's sad testament ; And yet again wonderful ; Talk of a tired town ; His own horn ; Remarks ; A citation ; An unpublished book note ; An interesting emendation ; Phantom life -- Non-fiction. Black suicide ; Fool's gold ; Sons of slaves ; Coffee-table books for high coffee tables ; Before the sky collapses ; A new meliorism ; Alive and free from employment
Control code
1500069
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 519, xxiii pages
Isbn
9780394498492
Lccn
75008252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)330144

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