Self-Consciousness[Jacketed Hard Cover] Memoirs by John Updike

Self-Consciousness[Jacketed Hard Cover] Memoirs by John Updike

A BOOK by John Updike
CATEGORY Autobiography  
PUBLICATION Alfred A. Knopf 

Jacketed Hard Cover - ISBN 0 233 98390 2 [£10]

John Updike's memoirs consist of six chapters in which he writes of his home town, his psoriasis, his stuttering, his discomfort during the Vietnam war, his Updike ancestors, and his religion and sense of self. These essays together give the inner shape of a life, up to the age of fifty-five, of a relatively fortunate American male. He has attempted, his foreword states, "to treat this life, this massive datum which happens to be mine, as a specimen life, representative in its odd uniqueness of all the oddly unique lives in this world." In the service of this metaphysical effort, he has been hair-raisingly honest and beautifully eloquent, not to say, in a number of places, self-effacingly funny. He takes the reader beyond self-consciousness, into sheer wonder at the world and its fabric.

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Brand: Alfred A. Knopf
Condition: Used
Product Code: 0 233 98390 2