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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date January 15, 2013
Pages 513
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780812983807
ISBN-10 0812983807
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In John Updike’s second collection of assorted prose he comes into his own as a book reviewer; most of the pieces picked up here were first published in The New Yorker in the 1960s and early ’70s. If one word could sum up the young critic’s approach to books and their authors it would be “generosity”: “Better to praise and share,” he says in his Foreword, “than to blame and ban.” And so he follows his enthusiasms, which prove both deserving and infectious: Kierkegaard, Proust, Joyce, Dostoevsky, and Hamsun among the classics; Borges, Nabokov, Grass, Bellow, Cheever, and Jong among the contemporaries. Here too are meditations on Satan and cemeteries, travel essays on London and Anguilla, three very early “golf dreams,” and one big interview. Picked-Up Pieces is a glittering treasury for every reader who likes life, books, wit—and John Updike.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394498492
 
from Random House Inc (December 1, 1975); titled "Picked-up Pieces"
9780394498492 | details & prices | List price $15.95
About: Collects fugitive reviews, speeches, essays, introductions, impressions, ruminations, and interview excerpts from the author's past ten years
Paperback
Book cover for 9780449212035 Book cover for 9780812983807
 
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from Random House Inc (January 15, 2013); titled "Picked-Up Pieces"
9780812983807 | details & prices | 513 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $20.00
About: In John Updike’s second collection of assorted prose he comes into his own as a book reviewer; most of the pieces picked up here were first published in The New Yorker in the 1960s and early ’70s.
With London College of Information Technology (other contributor), Yanna A. Van Baaren | Reissue edition from Fawcett Books (November 1, 1977); titled "Picked-up Pieces"

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