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More Matter
Author: John Updike

ISBN: 9780140289701
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 19 November 2014
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9 x 4.0
Description:
First published in 1999, More Matter is a rich collection of essays, criticism, addresses, introductions and humorous asides from an incomparable master of prose. With a fiction writer's affectionate, shaping hand, John Updike explores everything from the nature of evil and the philosophical content of literature to the wreck of the Titanic and the phenomenon of infuriating unopenable parcels. Exploring the work of both his peers and his predecessors, there are numerous fascinating reflections on literature and the arts as well as astute insights into the overlooked details that constitute so much of our lives.

About the Author

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. His novels, stories, and nonfiction collections have won numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Howells Medal of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in January 2009.

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