Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1997.
A most beautiful first edition/first printing in unread Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket. This copy is signed by author John Updike directly on the title page.
This collection of essays and literary criticism opens with a skeptical overview of literary biographies and continues on to essays on topics ranging from China and small change to faith and books, poker, cars, and the American libido. The last, informal section of the book contains more or less autobiographical pieces-reminiscences, friendly forewords, comments on the author's own recent works, responses to probing questions.