Book: Hugging the Shore

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Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism

Author: John Updike
Publisher: Ecco

Since 1960 John Updike has been writing book reviews for The New Yorker, and his contributions the last eight years make up the bulk of this volume.

On this collection, James Atlas adds that there is “the sort of ambitious scholarly reappraisal not seen in this country since the death of Edmund Wilson.”

Among the authors discussed in Hugging The Shore are Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, John Cheever, Isak Dinesen, Gunter Grass, Ernest Hemingway, Franz Kafka, Herman Melville, Vladimir Nabokov, Muriel Spark and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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