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- ISBN: 9780062109668 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
In this eye-opening, authoritative biography, Adam Begley offers a captivating portrait of John Updike, the author who saw himself as a literary spy in small-town and suburban America, and who dedicated himself to the task of tran-scribing "middleness with all its grits, bumps, and anonymities."Updike explores the stages of the writer's pilgrim's progress: his beloved home turf of Berks County, Pennsylvania; his escape to Harvard; his brief, busy working life as the golden boy at The New Yorker; his family years in suburban Ipswich, Massachusetts; his extensive travel abroad; and his retreat to another Massachusetts town, Beverly Farms, where he remained until his death in 2009. Drawing on in-depth archival research as well as interviews with the writer's family, friends, and colleagues, Begley explores how Updike's fiction was shaped by his tumultuous personal life--including his enduring religious faith, his two marriages, and his firsthand experience...
Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2226 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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