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The Resource The complete Henry Bech : twenty stories, John Updike ; with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury

The complete Henry Bech : twenty stories, John Updike ; with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury

Label
The complete Henry Bech : twenty stories
Title
The complete Henry Bech
Title remainder
twenty stories
Statement of responsibility
John Updike ; with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since tales of his exploits began appearing in The New Yorker more than thirty years ago, Henry Bech, John Updike's playfully irreverent alter ego, has charmed readers with his aesthetic dithering and his seemingly inexhaustible libido. The Bech stories - here collected in one volume for the first time, and featuring a final, series-capping story, "His Oeuvre"--Cast an affectionate eye on the famously unproductive Jewish-American writer, offering up a stream of wit, whimsy, and lyric pungency unmatched in American letters." "From his birth in 1923 to his belated paternity and public apotheosis as a spry septuagenarian in 1999, Bech plugs away, globetrotting in the company of foreign dignitaries one day and schlepping in tattered tweeds on the college lecture circuit the next. By turns cynical and naive, wry and avuncular, and always amorous, he is Updike's most endearing confection - a Lothario, a curmudgeon, and a winsome literary icon all in one. A perfect forum for Updike's limber prose, The Complete Henry Bech is an arch portrait of the literary life in America from an incomparable American writer."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Updike, John
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3571.P4
LC item number
A6 2001
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
264
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bech, Henry (Fictitious character)
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Jewish authors
  • Bech, Henry (Fictitious character)
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Jewish authors
Label
The complete Henry Bech : twenty stories, John Updike ; with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxii-xxiii) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bech : a book -- Bech is back -- Bech at bay -- His oeuvre
Control code
ocm45376095
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 509 pages
Isbn
9780375411762
Lccn
00053488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The complete Henry Bech : twenty stories, John Updike ; with an introduction by Malcolm Bradbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxii-xxiii) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bech : a book -- Bech is back -- Bech at bay -- His oeuvre
Control code
ocm45376095
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxxi, 509 pages
Isbn
9780375411762
Lccn
00053488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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