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Facing Nature Hardcover – February 12, 1985


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 110 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf; 1st edition (February 12, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394543858
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394543857
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,361,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, and since 1957 lived in Massachusetts. He was the father of four children and the author of more than fifty books, including collections of short stories, poems, essays, and criticism. His novels won the Pulitzer Prize (twice), the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal. A previous collection of essays, Hugging the Shore, received the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. John Updike died on January 27, 2009, at the age of 76.

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By Blue Monk on February 21, 2013
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Best known for his fiction John Updike was also a fine poet, whose verses bring the reader into the same universe as his prose. Updike addresses the themes of the body's frailty, the perspective brought on by age, and our responses to decay. His is an earthy and often humorous spirituality. These poems are also well crafted and accessible. This volume was a joy to read.
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