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Endpoint and Other Poems
     

Endpoint and Other Poems

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by John Updike
 

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A stunning collection of poems that John Updike wrote during the last seven years of his life and put together only weeks before he died for this, his final book.

The opening sequence, “Endpoint,” is made up of a series of connected poems written on the occasions of his recent birthdays and culminates in his confrontation with his final

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Endpoint and Other Poems 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
unclelou More than 1 year ago
Who am I to "review" John Updike's work? What I can say is, these are the viewpoints of a very sensitive man. Like his other works, these are a definite observation that is worth reading. These writings come as his body, but not his mind, is slowing down. Yet they are lively & not morbid or gloomy. I can recognize my Grandfather's habits, or my Dad's way of looking at ordinary things, like his broken computer. I could identify with his remarks about the life that is passing him by - just a little. There was some looking back & some looking ahead, but mostly he's looking around & showing that he's still alive. Maybe that makes it easier to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This last book of John Updike lets the reader go back to Updike's early beginnings. We see a great novelist asa brilliant poet. Writer of archetypes, American protestant questions of life, sex, and death. Most of all the Updike of Pennsylvania and a tribute to his own childhood, his early fiction and to friendship.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago