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Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date September 18, 2012
Pages 501
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812983685
ISBN-10 0812983688
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Here is the collection of nonfiction pieces that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009. It opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation with the sources of his magic. It concludes with a moving meditation on a world without religion, without art, and on the difficulties of faith in a disbelieving age. In between are pieces on Peanuts, Mars, and the songs of Cole Porter, a pageant of scenes from early Massachusetts, and a good deal of Updikean table talk. At the heart of the volume are dozens of book reviews from The New Yorker and illustrated art writings from The New York Review of Books. Updike’s criticism is gossip of the highest sort. We will not hear the likes of it again.

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Hardcover
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With John Updike | from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 1, 2011)
9780307957153 | details & prices | 501 pages | 6.75 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 2.00 lbs | List price $40.00
Paperback
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With John Updike | Reprint edition from Random House Inc (September 18, 2012)
9780812983685 | details & prices | 501 pages | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $20.00
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