Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav

Picked-Up Pieces

Best Seller
Picked-Up Pieces by John Updike
Paperback $20.00
Jan 15, 2013 | ISBN 9780812983807

Also available from:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Jan 15, 2013 | ISBN 9780812983807

    Also available from:

  • Jan 15, 2013 | ISBN 9780679645863

    Available from:

Product Details

Praise

“[Updike’s] interests are wide . . . his prose is clear and straight, and his powers of organization and explication are formidable. . . . There is an immensely attractive, nonacademic attentiveness to his reviews. At his best he goes right to the human center, the heart of a writer expressed in his art.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Updike is a strong reviewer. . . . He describes precisely, praises judiciously, criticizes fearlessly, and ponders seriously.”—The New Republic
 
“Updike possesses that intuitive sense of other writers’ temperaments that raises literary criticism to the level of art. . . . If he wished, Updike could become one of our finest literary critics as well as novelists, an heir to that imposing predecessor in the pages of The New Yorker, Edmund Wilson.”—James Atlas, The New York Times Magazine

Be the first to know!
More from John Updike and book picks sent right to your inbox
More from John Updike and book picks sent right to your inbox
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top