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John Updike - American Writers 79

John Updike - American Writers 79: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1969
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    John Updike - American Writers 79
    Book Description:

    John Updike. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5229-7
    Subjects: History

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  1. John Updike
    (pp. 5-43)

    Blessed with multiple talents, prolific in their expression, John Updike is doubtless a prodigy. At a stage when most young writers have scarcely identified their strengths, Updike was already a seasoned professional. Soon after graduating from Harvard, at twenty-two, he sold his first story to theNew Yorker,joining its staff for two years and remaining a steady contributor thereafter.

    In 1968, when he publishedCouples,Updike was the author of four other novels(The Poorhouse Fair,1959;Rabbit, Run,1960;The Centaur,1963;Of the Farm,1965). In addition, he had published over seventy stories, enough to fill three...