Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Updike in Cincinnati: A L... has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Like new.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Updike in Cincinnati: A Literary Performance Hardcover – May 29, 2007

4 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$22.95
$11.99 $3.84

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$22.95 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.


Editorial Reviews

Review

"I had a great time in Cincinnati; but why is there no shrine to Doris Day?" - John Updike"

About the Author

James Schiff is an associate professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. He is the author of several books on contemporary fiction, including John Updike Revisited and Understanding Reynolds Price. His work has appeared in the Southern Review, the Missouri Review, Tin House, and elsewhere.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (May 29, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821417487
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821417485
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,937,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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.

Customer Reviews

5 star
0%
4 star
100%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The book is a running commentary of Updike visiting Cincinnati, reading a few short stories, interacting with some "Updike" experts, and answering questions. Updike is honest about his appearance, he likes getting paid, although he has trouble looking anyone in the eye. The interesting aspect to me was how different critics kept on identifying the significance of his early short story, "Packed Dirt."
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Updike in Cincinnati: A Literary Performance
This item: Updike in Cincinnati: A Literary Performance
Price: $22.95
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com