Updike, John

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Birth 1932-03-18
Death 2009-01-27
Americans
English, German

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American novelist.

From the description of Rich in Russia : corrected typescript signed, ca. 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122552988

John Updike, born 18 March 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania, was a novelist, critic, short story writer, poet, essayist, and dramatist; he died 27 January 2009.

From the description of John Updike letters and manuscript short story, "Killing," 1976-1981. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 671488774

From the description of John Updike letter, manuscript, and edited galley of essay, "Going Barefoot," 1979. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 671491882

John Updike (1932-2009) was a novelist, critic, short story writer, poet, essayist, and dramatist. He graduated from Harvard College with an AB in 1954. On May 1,1987, Updike gave the keynote address, Howells as anti-novelist, at Harvard University for the sesquicentennial celebration of William Dean Howells' birth. Author's notes state: "talk [was] given at the invitation of the William Dean Howells Memorial Committee ... in Emerson Lecture Hall ... as part of the two-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of Howells' birth. It was then published, somewhat amplified and altered, in The New Yorker of July 13, 1987 ..." The text was then printed in a limited edition of 150 copies by the Committee later in 1987 [see *AC95.Up174.987h for completed printed version].

From the description of John Updike papers for Howells as anti-novelist, 1987. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612854787

John Updike (1932-2009) was an American author. He received a A.B. from Harvard College in 1954.

From the description of John Updike compositions, 1947-1970. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612366638

From the guide to the John Updike compositions, 1947-1970., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Henry Vincent Yorke (1905-1974) was an English author who wrote under the pseudonym of Henry Green. Sebastian Yorke, (b. 1934-) a British engineer, is Henry Green's son. Matthew Henry Yorke, (b.1958-) a British engineer, novelist, and editor, is Sebastian Yorke's son and Henry Green's grandson. John Updike (1932-2009) was a novelist, critic, short story writer, poet, essayist, and dramatist. He graduated from Harvard College with an AB in 1954. In 1990-1991, Updike collaborated with Yorke family members for the production of a book of writings by Henry Green. Updike also wrote the introduction for this volume.

From the description of John Updike papers concerning Surviving: the uncollected writings of Henry Green, 1990-1991. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612854543

American author; b. 1932.

From the description of Papers, 1965-1968. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26090259

American author John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania and educated at Harvard. After graduation, he worked for the New Yorker, which published his first professional short story. He has gradually produced an impressive body of work, including short stories, poetry, criticims, and novels. Acknowledged as a master of prose style and winner of numerous literary awards, Updike's most characteristic theme is morality in small-town, middle class America. He has been one of the most popular and critically acclaimed novelists of his generation.

From the description of Buchanan dying, ca. 1970-1974. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53192253

Novelist, short story writer, and poet. Born 1932.

From the description of John Updike papers, 1962-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982508

American author.

From the description of Reading Walt Whitman again : typescript signed with autograph, corrections and additions : [New York, 1977]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270573842

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard University in 1954 and worked as a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine from 1955 to 1957. Updike has written more than fifty books, including novels, collections of short stories, poems and criticism. He has received the National Book Award for Fiction, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the American Book Award for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award and the Howells Medal.

On March 20, 1985, Updike visited the University of Houston and gave a lecture at the University Hilton Hotel as part of the University of Houston's 1984-85 Writers in Society Series. Updike read poems from his book Facing Nature to an audience of one thousand, then answered questions. The following day he was the guest of honor at a luncheon hosted by the Friends of the Library to open an exhibition of the library's collection of his works.

From the description of John Updike Writers in Society lecture collection, 1984-1985. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 690674935

Biographical Note

  • 1932, March 18: Born, Shillington, Pa.
  • 1954: A.B., Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • 1954 - 1955 : Attended Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University, England
  • 1957: Published first novel The Poorhouse Fair. New York: Knopf
  • 1963: National Book Award in fiction for The Centaur. New York: Knopf
  • 1981: Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Rabbit Is Rich. New York: Knopf
  • 1990: Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Rabbit at Rest. New York: Knopf

From the guide to the John Updike Papers, 1962-1969, (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

John Updike (1932-2009) was a novelist, critic, short story writer, poet, essayist, and dramatist. He graduated from Harvard College with an AB in 1954.

On May 1,1987, Updike gave the keynote address, Howells as anti-novelist, at Harvard University for the sesquicentennial celebration of William Dean Howells' birth. Author's notes state: "talk [was] given at the invitation of the William Dean Howells Memorial Committee ... in Emerson Lecture Hall ... as part of the two-day celebration of the 150th anniversary of Howells' birth. It was then published, somewhat amplified and altered, in The New Yorker of July 13, 1987 ..." The text was then printed in a limited edition of 150 copies by the Committee later in 1987 [see *AC95.Up174.987h for completed printed version].

From the guide to the John Updike papers for, Howells as anti-novelist, 1987., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

Henry Vincent Yorke (1905-1974) was an English author who wrote under the pseudonym of Henry Green. Sebastian Yorke, (b. 1934-) a British engineer, is Henry Green's son. Matthew Henry Yorke, (b.1958-) a British engineer, novelist, and editor, is Sebastian Yorke's son and Henry Green's grandson.

John Updike (1932-2009) was a novelist, critic, short story writer, poet, essayist, and dramatist. He graduated from Harvard College with an AB in 1954. In 1990-1991, Updike collaborated with Yorke family members for the production of a book of writings by Henry Green. Updike also wrote the introduction for this volume.

From the guide to the John Updike papers concerning, Surviving: the uncollected writings of Henry Green, 1990-1991., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University)

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