• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1989
ISBN 9780233983905

£20.00

John Updike's memoirs consist of six Emersonian essays that together trace the inner shape of the life, up to the age of fifty-five, of a relatively fortunate American male. The author 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, matchlessly precise, and self-effacingly humorous. He takes the reader beyond self-consciousness, and beyond self-importance, into sheer wonder at the miracle of existence.

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Some bruising to top corners and slight wear to spine. Bruising to unclipped dust jacket to match.


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Book Condition & Notes

Some bruising to top corners and slight wear to spine. Bruising to unclipped dust jacket to match.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.