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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. He is the author of more than fifty books, including collections of short stories, poems, essays, and criticism. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Howells Medal.


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John Updike's first collection of verse since his Collected Poems, 1953-1993 brings together fifty-eight poems, three of them of considerable length. The four sections take up, in order: America, its cities and airplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays, and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and, beginning with the long "Song of Myself," daily life, its furniture and consolations. There is little of the light verse with which Mr. Updike began his writing career nearly fifty years ago, but a light touch can be felt in his nimble manipulation of the ghosts of metric order, in his caressing of the living textures of things, and in his reluctance to wave goodbye to it all.





The Afterlife and Other Stories John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-679-43583-2 | October 1994 | $24.00

Americana John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Poetry| 0-375-41254-9 | May 2001 | $23.00

Assorted Prose of Updike John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-41473-X | April 1965 | $24.95

Bech at Bay John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-375-40368-X | October 1998 | $23.00

Bech Is Back John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-52806-9 | September 1982 | $25.00

Brazil John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-679-43071-7 | January 1994 | $23.00

Centaur John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-41881-6 | February 1963 | $29.95

Collected Poems John Updike
Trade Paperback | Knopf | Poetry| 0-679-76204-3 | July 1995 | $22.00

The Coup John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-50268-X | November 1978 | $27.50

Couples John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-42066-7 | March 1968 | $27.50

Gertrude and Claudius John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-375-40908-4 | February 2000 | $23.00

Golf Dreams John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Sports & Recreation| 0-679-45058-0 | August 1996 | $25.00

Hugging the Shore
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-53179-5 | September 1983 | $30.00

In the Beauty of the Lilies John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-679-44640-0 | January 1996 | $29.95

Licks of Love John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-375-41113-5 | November 2000 | $25.00

Marry Me John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-40856-X | October 1976 | $22.95

Memories of the Ford Administration John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-679-41681-1 | October 1992 | $23.00

Midpoint and Other Poems John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Poetry| 0-394-40383-5 | April 1969 | $16.95

A Month of Sundays John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-49551-9 | January 1975 | $16.95

More Matter John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Literary Criticism & Essays| 0-375-40630-1 | September 1999 | $35.00

Music School John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-43727-6 | August 1966 | $29.95

Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-44056-0 | March 1962 | $19.95

Poorhouse Fair John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-41050-5 | February 1977 | $25.00

Problems and Other Stories John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-50705-3 | October 1979 | $30.00

Rabbit At Rest John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-58815-0 | September 1990 | $30.00

Rabbit Is Rich John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-52087-4 | September 1981 | $30.00

Rabbit Redux John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-47273-X | October 1971 | $30.00

Rabbit Run John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-44206-7 | November 1960 | $27.50

Roger's Version John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-55435-3 | August 1986 | $27.50

S. John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-56835-4 | February 1988 | $27.50

Self-consciousness John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Biography / Autobiography / Letters| 0-394-57222-X | March 1989 | $27.50

Telephone Poles John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Poetry| 0-394-40457-2 | August 1963 | $19.95

Toward the End of Time John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-375-40006-0 | September 1997 | $25.00

The Witches of Eastwick John Updike
Hardcover | Knopf | Fiction / Literature| 0-394-53760-2 | April 1984 | $27.95