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Due Considerations by John Updike
  

Due Considerations

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Due Considerations by John Updike

This collection of John Updike's non-fiction writings includes a delightful preface, 'Everything Considered', in which he tells of his lifelong love affair with words; essays on travel, and on faith; introductions to some of the classics; reviews of lesser known foreign writers and new books by English and American contemporaries; as well as non-fiction topics from the sinking of the Lusitania to Coco Chanel's 'unsinkable career'; tributes to legendary New Yorker figures, and much more. A cruise through the cultural waters of the past decade with as delightful, witty, sensitive and articulate a guide as you could hope for, Due Considerations is a voyage not to be missed.

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The greatest writer of English prose alive Sunday Times Confirms his standing as an intellectual with the rigour of the late Edmund Wilson Metro His ability to generate sentences of consistently high quality remains unimpaired Tablet


About the Author

John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954 and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal.

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Publication date

30th October 2008

Author

John Updike

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
736 pages

Categories

Literary essays

ISBN

9780141033112

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