As a golfer for almost forty years, John Updike has written frequently about the game. This gathering of his pieces covers everything from the peculiar charms of bad golf and the satisfactions of an essentially losing struggle to the camaraderie of good golf and its own attendant perils.
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How lucky can an editor be? When legendary New Yorker editor William Shawn wanted a writer to review a book on golf, he could turn to novelist John Updike. Updike, a devoted golfer, was delighted to take on the assignment. That review of Michael Murphy's Golf In the Kingdom is contained -- along with essays from Golf Digest, The New York Times Book Review and other publications -- in Golf Dreams. Rounding out the collection of 30 pieces are excerpts from Updike's classic fiction, including Three Rounds With Rabbit Angstrom.From the Publisher:
I'm not really a big fan of golf. In fact, I used to think it was less interesting than watching paint dry. But my father is an avid golfer, and recently a number of my friends have not only taken up the sport, but insist upon watching it on television. I am a big fan of John Updike, and thought, "well, everybody can't be wrong" in terms of golf, so I picked up the book. I was mesmerized. Even for someone who had never picked up a golf club (except miniature golf clubs when I was 7) the stories are gripping and...interesting! Try it -- you'll like it.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140261567
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