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 )
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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Book Description Penguin, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 736 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0141033118