Hugging the shore: essays and criticism

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Knopf, 1983 - Fiction - 919 pages
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism, Hugging the Shore is an enormously intelligent, witty collection of essays by John Updike. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist sheds keen light on everything from the first kiss to going barefoot to the world's greatest writers. First time in paper.

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User Review  - Dorothy - Goodreads

I've been periodically dipping into this book for months now and finally I feel as though I've read, if not every word, at least enough of them to have formed an opinion. Although I must say that ... Read full review

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my favorite book of criticism, EVER! Read full review

Contents

SOME IRISH
375
JARRY QUENEAU CELINE PINGET
394
NORTHERN EUROPEANS
424
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About the author (1983)

John Updike's novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. He died of lung cancer in 2009, at age 75.

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