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Updike, John
More Matter: Essays and Criticism.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1999. First edition of this work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his friend and golfing partner in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "For Peter Vermilze matters to be consumed in small tasty bites Merry Christmas John Updike 12/25/99." Updike has also drawn a nice drawing of Santa Claus. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. John Updike's fiftieth book and fifth collection of assorted prose, most of it first published in The New Yorker, brings together eight years' worth of essays, criticism, addresses, introductions, humorous feuilletons, and -- in a concluding section, "Personal Matters" -- paragraphs on himself and his work. More matter, indeed, in an age which, his introduction states, wants "real stuff -- the dirt, the nitty gritty -- and not . . . the obliquities and tenuosities of fiction." [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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