Self-Consciousness [Hardcover] by John Updike

039457222X
£10.00

Description

CONDITION Very Good

A BOOK by John Updike
CATEGORY Autobiography  
PUBLICATION Alfred A. Knopf (FIRST EDITION)

FIRST EDITION 
Hardcover - ISBN 039457222X  [£10]

SYNOPSIS
John Updike's memoirs consist of six chapters in which he writes of his home town, his psoriasis, his stuttering, his discomfort during the Vietnam war, his Updike ancestors, and his religion and sense of self. These essays together give the inner shape of a life, up to the age of fifty-five, of a relatively fortunate American male. He 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 and beautifully eloquent, not to say, in a number of places, self-effacingly funny. He takes the reader beyond self-consciousness, into sheer wonder at the world and its fabric.

Specifications

Brand Alfred A. Knopf
Condition Used
Weight 0.3kg