Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism

Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism

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Here is the collection of nonfiction pieces that John Updike was compiling when he died in January 2009. It opens with a self-portrait of the writer in winter, a Prospero who, though he fears his most dazzling performances are behind him, reveals himself in every sentence to be in deep conversation with the sources of his magic. It concludes with a moving meditation on a world without religion, without art, and on the difficulties of faith in a disbelieving age.… (more)

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Higher Gossip, edited by Christopher Carduff, is a posthumous selection of John Updike's prodigious output, matching six substantial previous volumes mainly of critical or personal prose.

At its best, this final posthumous collection does something similar. It shows that he never outgrew his early talent for unzipping the world and making it look naked and new.

Higher Gossip is a great wad of a book, the posthumous successor to such effusive collections as Assorted Prose, Picked-Up Pieces, Hugging the Shore, Odd Jobs, More Matter and Due Considerations

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Book Details  


Publisher: Random House (November 01, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 480 pages

File size: 6.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English