John Updike (Hardcover)

Collected Early Stories (LOA #242) (Library of America John Updike Edition #1)

By John Updike, Christopher Carduff (Editor)

Library of America, 9781598532517, 800pp.

Publication Date: September 12, 2013

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Description

The Library of America presents the first of two volumes in its definitive Updike collection. Here are  102 classic stories that chart Updike’s emergence as America’s foremost practitioner of the short story, “our second Hawthorne,” as Philip Roth described him. Based on new archival research, each story is presented in its final definitive form and in order of composition, established here for the first time.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.


About the Author

Christopher Carduff is the editor of John Updike’s posthumous collections Higher Gossip: Essays and Criticism (2011) and Always Looking: Essays on Art (2012), and has been a consulting editor for The Library of America since 2006. He lives in Melrose, Massachusetts.