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"By the time a partnership dissolves, it has dissolved." -- John Updike
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.

Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (the novels Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and the novella "Rabbit Remembered") which chronicled the life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to his death. Both Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit At Rest (1990) received the Pulitzer Prize. He is one of only three authors (the others being Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. Updike published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books.

Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class", Updike was well recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his unique prose style, and his prolificness. He wrote on average a book a year. Updike populated his fiction with characters who "frequently experience personal turmoil and must respond to crises relating to religion, family obligations, and marital infidelity." His fiction is distinguished by its attention to the concerns, passions, and suffering of average Americans; its emphasis on Christian theology; and its preoccupation with sexuality and sensual detail. His work has attracted a significant amount of critical attention and praise, and he is widely considered to be one of the great American writers of his time. Updike's highly distinctive prose style features a rich, unusual, sometimes arcane vocabulary as conveyed through the eyes of "a wry, intelligent authorial voice" that extravagantly describes the physical world, while remaining squarely in the realist tradition. Updike famously described his own style as an attempt "to give the mundane its beautiful due."

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Total Books: 697
The Adventures of Mao on the Long March
The Adventures of Mao on the Long March (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780811216326
ISBN-10: 0811216322
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Afterlife
The Afterlife (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140245066
ISBN-10: 0140245065
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Afterlife (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449912010
ISBN-10: 0449912019
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Afterlife and Other Stories
Afterlife and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780449223918
ISBN-10: 0449223914
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Afterlife and Other Stories
The Afterlife and Other Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780679435839
ISBN-10: 0679435832
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

The Afterlife and Other Stories By John Updike
The Afterlife and Other Stories By John Updike (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140245059
ISBN-10: 0140245057

The Alligators
The Alligators [Short Story Library] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780886823580
ISBN-10: 0886823587
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult

Always Looking Essays on Art
Always Looking Essays on Art (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780307957306
ISBN-10: 0307957306
Genre: Arts & Photography

Americana  And Other Poems
Americana and Other Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780141005621
ISBN-10: 0141005629
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Americans (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780823003303
ISBN-10: 0823003302
Genres: Arts & Photography, History

Amerikaner und andere Menschen
Amerikaner Und Andere Menschen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499158506
ISBN-10: 3499158507

A  P
A P (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780317523218
ISBN-10: 031752321X

A  P Lust in the Aisles
A P Lust in the Aisles (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556280078
ISBN-10: 1556280076

Assorted Prose of Updike
Assorted Prose of Updike (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394414737
ISBN-10: 039441473X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Auf der Farm Roman
Auf Der Farm Roman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783499125706
ISBN-10: 3499125706

Basic Bech
Basic Bech (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140290189
ISBN-10: 0140290184
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bech A Book
Bech a Book (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140033311
ISBN-10: 0140033319

Bech a Book
Bech a Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394416380
ISBN-10: 0394416384
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bech  A Book
Bech a Book (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9780736602891
ISBN-10: 0736602895
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Bech a Book V509 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780394745091
ISBN-10: 0394745094
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Bech at Bay
Bech at Bay (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140278279
ISBN-10: 0140278273
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Bech at Bay [Quasi-Novels] (Paperback)
Bech Is Back [Bech, Bk 2] (Hardcover)
Bech Un Libro [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Brasil / Brazil [Fabula / Fables - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Brother Grasshopper [Limited Signed Edition] (Hardcover)
Busca Mi Rostro [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
A Conciencia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Conversations with John Updike [Literary Conversations Series] (Hardcover)
The John Updike Audio Collection [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
John Updike Novels 1968-1975 Couples / Rabbit Redux / a Month of Sundays [LOA #326 - Library of America John Updike Edition] (Hardcover)
Lo Que Queda Por VIvir [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Lots of Laughs Vol 18 [Selected Shorts Series] (Audio CD)
Parejas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Poolside [Durabooks] (Paperback)
Rabbit at Rest [Harry Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 4] (Paperback)
Rabbit Is Rich [Rabbit Angstrom, Bk 3] (Paperback)
A Rabbit Omnibus [Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich] (Hardcover)
The Rich Boy [Modern Voices] (Paperback)
S a Novel [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)
Slow Food [The Case For Taste] (Hardcover)
Suenos De Golf [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)