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Endpoint and Other Poems PDF
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2009-05-07
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Category : Poetry
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Endpoint And Other Poems

Book by John Updike, Endpoint And Other Poems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Endpoint And Other Poems books, Endpoint opens with a series of connected poems which were written on the occasions of Updike's recent birthdays and culminate in his confrontation with his final illness. They look back on the boy that Updike once was, on his family and little town and the circumstances that fed his love of writing. Then there are 'Other Poems', ranging from fanciful musings about what it would be like to be a stolen Rembrandt painting to celebratory outpourings that capture the spontaneity and flux of life. Finally, there is a set of sonnets, some of which are inspired by exotic travels in distant lands, and some of which simply take pleasure in the idiosyncrasies of nature in Updike's own backyard. For John Updike, the writing of poetry was always a special joy, and this final collection is an eloquent and moving testament to the life of this extraordinary writer.




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Author: John Updike
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2015-10-29
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
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Selected Poems

Book by John Updike, Selected Poems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Selected Poems books, A post-humous, autobiographical collection of poetry from John Updike, one of the most celebrated American writers of the twentieth cenury and author of modern classic novel Rabbit, Run Updike had a boundless capacity for curiosity and delight. This collection of poems from across his career displays his extraordinary range in form and subject: from metaphysical epigrams, and lyrical odes to blank-verse sonnets, on topics from Roman busts to Lucian Freud to postage stamps. These poems are nimble and inventive, exploring art, science, popular culture, foreign travel, erotic love, growth, decay and rebirth. Collected in chronological order, from precocious undergraduate efforts to frequently anthologized classics, this is an autobiography in verse for every Updike fan and a celebration of twentieth century American life.




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Author: John Updike
Publisher: Penguin UK
Release Date: 2012-09-06
Size: 31.69 MB
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Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Golf Dreams

Book by John Updike, Golf Dreams Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Golf Dreams books, 'Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.' As an earnest golfer for over forty years, John Updike wrote frequently about the game. In Golf Dreams, Updike directs his inimitable style, his humour and shrewd insights towards a sport that, in turns, enthralled and infuriated him. This gathering of his pieces covers everything from the peculiar charms of bad golf and the satisfactions of an essentially losing struggle to the camaraderie of good golf and its own attendant perils. Praise for Golf Dreams: 'John Updike has anatomized the greatness of golf with an eloquence only Wodehouse, in a lighter vein, has matched. It makes for a lyrical book which is also thought-provoking . . . his lowest handicap was 18, but, in this delightful book, he has not dropped a stroke' Max Davidson, Daily Telegraph 'A stylish celebration of golf's propensity to transmogrify perfectly normal people into gibbering wrecks; not just 28-handicap novices but superstars, too' Jeff Randall, Sunday Times 'There's a crafty pastiche of golf coaching manuals . . . and there's a delicious rumination on the dazzling green luxury of televised golf. There are high, arching flights of fancy concerning swing thoughts, the moral aspects of golf, the etiquette of the gimme . . . It is a treat both for Updike fans and for golf nuts' Robert Winder, Independent on Sunday John Updike's first novel, The Poorhouse Fair, was published in 1959. Other novels by Updike include, Marry Me, The Witches of Eastwick, the Rabbit series and Villages. He has also written a number of volumes of short stories such as My Father's Tears and Other Stories and a poetry collection entitled Endpoint and Other Poems. His criticism, essays and other non fiction appeared in magazines such as The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books. He died in January 2009.




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Author: Bob Batchelor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Size: 55.98 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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Book by Bob Batchelor, John Updike A Critical Biography Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download John Updike A Critical Biography books, One of the world's greatest writers, John Updike chronicled America for more than five decades. This book examines the essence of Updike's writing, propelling our understanding of his award-winning fiction, prose, and poetry.




[PDF] Midpoint And Other Poems Download

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Author: John Updike
Publisher: Knopf
Release Date: 2012-04-25
Size: 25.67 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 99
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Book by John Updike, Midpoint And Other Poems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Midpoint And Other Poems books, In the boldly eclectic title poem of his collection, John Updike employs the meters of Dante, Spenser, Pope, Whitman, and Pound, as well as the pictographic tactics of concrete poetry, to take an inventory of his life at the end of his thirty-fifth year—at midpoint. These cantos form both a joke on the antique genre of the long poem and an attempt to write one: an earnest meditation on the mysteries of the ego, lost time, and the mundane. The remainder of the volume is a six years’ harvest of light verse and incidental lyrics—poems dealing with love and death, animals and angels, places and persons, dream artifacts and the naked ape. As a writer of humorous verse Mr. Updike is alone in his generation; to serious poetry he brings the vision and warmth characteristic of his prose.




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Release Date: 2009-07
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Release Date: 2009
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Author: Harold Wallace Ross
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Release Date: 2009-02
Size: 38.12 MB
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Category : Literature
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