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ASSORTED PROSE includes Updike's early essays of humor and parody, some reportage for The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town," his description of Ted Williams' last appearance in Fenway Park, several semi- autobiographical first person accounts, and numerous book reviews. These all give us a well-rounded observation of the author.

Titles include: "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," "On the Sidewalk, Mr. Ex-Resident," "Drinking from a Cup Made Cinchy," "The Dogwood Tree: A Boyhood," "The Lucid...

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Overview

ASSORTED PROSE includes Updike's early essays of humor and parody, some reportage for The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town," his description of Ted Williams' last appearance in Fenway Park, several semi- autobiographical first person accounts, and numerous book reviews. These all give us a well-rounded observation of the author.

Titles include: "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," "On the Sidewalk, Mr. Ex-Resident," "Drinking from a Cup Made Cinchy," "The Dogwood Tree: A Boyhood," "The Lucid Eye in Silver Town," "My Uncle's Death," "Beerbohn and Others," "Faith in Search of Understanding," and "More Love in the Western World."

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Assorted Prose [delivers] wonderfully funny parodies, brilliant analyses of style, passionate memories, stunning forays into love and expectation and cruelty, and a voice very much involved with the extraordinary act of living, the art of wonder, the art of art.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“John Updike has never yet parted with a word before its shape conformed to the creator’s purpose. . . . [For those] who didn’t see it in The New Yorker in 1960, his grandstand account of Ted Williams’s last trip to the plate (Williams hit a home run) is worth the full price of admission to these pages.”—Time
 
“Fascinating . . . Updike’s versatility is as apparent as his mastery of the language.”—Saturday Review
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  • ISBN-13: 9780394414737
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/1965
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.23 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Meet the Author

John Updike

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in 1932. 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. His novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal. In 2007 he received the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. John Updike died in January 2009.

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    1. Also Known As:
      John Hoyer Updike (full name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 18, 1932
    2. Place of Birth:
      Shillington, Pennsylvania
    1. Date of Death:
      January 27, 2009
    2. Place of Death:
      Beverly Farms, MA

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    Xavier's and "Reminiscence's" poems were very well written. "Reminiscence" had great rhythm and he brought out the purpose of the poem exceptionally. Xavier's aroused a certain emotion that is hard to be explained, and it is very meaningful.

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    Conclusion of Remi's poem.

    Excellent wording, descriptive and accurate to the meaning of the story behind the Scarlet Letter, and the rhyme was performed well.

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