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Essays & Correspondence
  • Author:
    John Updike
  • ISBN:
    0141033118
  • ISBN13:
    978-0141033112
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  • Publisher:
    Hamish Hamilton (October 30, 2008)
  • Pages:
    736 pages
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    Essays & Correspondence
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John Updike’s sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary .

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This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. Here Updike reflects on such writers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, Don DeLillo, A. S. Byatt, Colson Whitehead, and Margaret Atwood.

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In it he paid due tribute to Updike's industry (the volume is "cuboid") and omniscience: "John Updike even knows what's going on in a novel by Iris Murdoch. Updike himself is winningly apologetic about the length of Due Considerations: "I had hoped that, thanks to the dwindling powers of old age, the bulk would be significantly smaller than that of the two previous assemblages. No; seven years has produced 700 pages of non-fiction, including index.

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Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism. A drop of truth, of lived experienced, glistens in each. This is how John Updike modestly described his nonfiction pieces, of which Due Considerations is perhaps his most varied, stylish, and personal collection. His writing is elegant and precise. The essays and tributes are thoughtful and personal.

His criticism always seeks out the best i. Updike can occasionally remind one of a school swot, terribly anxious to display his knowledge of four-syllabled words without heed to the possibility that simpler ones might serve just as well. This combination of suburban insecurity and patrician flamboyance is what makes his prose at once so attractive and so irritating.

About Due Considerations. John Updike’s sixth collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies, proceeds to five essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and late works, and takes up, under the heading General Considerations, books, poker, cars, and the American libido.

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