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The Resource Selected poems, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff ; introduction by Brad Leithauser

Selected poems, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff ; introduction by Brad Leithauser

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Selected poems
Title
Selected poems
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John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff ; introduction by Brad Leithauser
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Language
eng
Summary
"A beautiful Selected volume of this masterly writer's poetry, giving us five decades of witty, intimate, and moving poems with the cumulative force of an autobiography in verse. Though John Updike is widely known as one of America's greatest writers of prose, he began and ended his career with books of poems, and between them published six other accomplished collections. Now, six years after Updike's death, Christopher Carduff has selected the best of his lifework in poetry: 132 of his most significant and accomplished poems, from precocious undergraduate efforts to well-known anthology classics to the late-life mastery of the blank-verse sonnet sequence "Endpoint." Art, nature, popular culture, foreign travel, erotic love, and personal history--these recurring topics provided the poet ever-surprising occasions for metaphysical wonder and matchless verbal invention. His Selected Poems is, as fellow-poet Brad Leithauser writes in his introduction, a celebration of American life in the second half of the twentieth century, and no one but Updike "captured upon the page, in prose and in poetry, so much of this passing pageant. That he did so with brio and delight and nimbleness is yet another reason to celebrate our noble celebrant.""--
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Updike, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3571.P4
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
poetry
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Carduff, Christopher
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American poetry
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adult
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Selected poems, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff ; introduction by Brad Leithauser
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  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781101875223
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015022038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)ocn910826882
  • (Sirsi) o910826882
  • (OCoLC)910826882
Label
Selected poems, John Updike ; edited by Christopher Carduff ; introduction by Brad Leithauser
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book."
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781101875223
Isbn Type
: HRD
Lccn
2015022038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826882
  • (Sirsi) o910826882
  • (OCoLC)910826882

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