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Midpoint and Other Poems Hardcover – April 12, 1969

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About the Author

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania; he attended Harvard College and the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Arts in Oxford, England.  From 1955 to 1957 he was a staff member of The New Yorker, to which he has contributed stories, essays, and poems.  He is the author of five novels and lives with his wife and four children in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
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  • Hardcover: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition (April 12, 1969)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394403835
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394403830
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,173,344 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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His writings remind me of Lawrence ferlinghetti because he writes about mundane aspects in life and makes them interesting...One poem he wrote about a landfill...and some of the terms he uses to give unique visions are "Gold onions rooted in the sky" "Their sweat turned into gems" "his curve demanded a shadow" and "metal smiles."
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