The author has condensed his memoirs into six chapters concerning, his psoriasis, his stuttering, the Vietnam War, his ancestors, religion and his sense of self. His books include "Rabbit is Rich", the 1982 Pulitzer Prize winner and "The Witches of Eastwick" which was made into a feature film.
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One of our finest novelists now gives us his most dazzling creation -- his own life. In six eloquent and compelling chapters, the author of The Witches of Eastwick and the wonderful Rabbit trilogy gives us an incitingly honest look at the makings of an American writer -- and of an American man.
Here is Updike on his childhood, on ailments both horrible (psoriasis) and hilarious (his experiences at the hands of a dentist), on his stuttering, on his feelings during the Vietnam War, on his genealogy. and on that most elusive of subjects, his innermost self. What emerges is a fascinating, fully formed portrait -- candid, often very, funny, and always illuminating.
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"Fascinating...These memoirs, often unabashedly philosophical, take us inside Updike's mind in the way that biography almost never can ....Self-Consciousness is fresh assurance that Updike continues to work his magic on the page."
"Nobody writes better about anything than Updike."
The Washington Post
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140121994