2020年11月14日 8:20 AM #6817Kimberly Frerichsゲスト
Essays and Criticism
by John Updike, Christopher Carduff
- Publisher: Knopf
- Author: John Updike, Christopher Carduff
- ISBN: 9780307957153 (0307957152)
- Format: hardcover, 528 pages
- Release date: November 1, 2011
- Genres: essays, art, literature, criticism
- Language: english
About The Book
A collection both intimate and generous of the eloquent, insightful, beautifully written prose works that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009.
This collection of miscellaneous prose opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation with the sources of his magic. It concludes with a moving meditation on a modern world robbed of imagination — a world without religion, without art — and on the difficulties of faith in a disbelieving age. In between are previously uncollected stories and poems, a pageant of scenes from seventeenth-century Massachusetts, five late “golf dreams,” and several of Updike’s commentaries on his own work. At the heart of the book are his matchless reviews — of John Cheever, Ann Patchett, Toni Morrison, William Maxwell, John le Carré, and essays on Aimee Semple McPherson, Max Factor, and Albert Einstein, among others. Also included are two decades of art criticism — on Chardin, El Greco, Blake, Turner, Van Gogh, Max Ernest, and more.
Updike’s criticism is gossip of the highest order, delivered in an intimate and generous voice.
TXT Higher Gossip download on iPad on Kobo. MOBI ebook Higher Gossip by John Updike read online. PDF book Higher Gossip John Updike on IndieBound. FictionBook book Higher Gossip buy PocketBook. Hardback Higher Gossip John Updike download.