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Still Looking By John Updike

Still Looking by John Updike

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Beginning with early American portraits and landscapes, and moving on to two 19th century masters, Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, this book considers the eccentric pre-modern James McNeill Whistler, and concludes with appreciations of Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. It is a collection of 18 essays presented on American art.

Still Looking Summary

Still Looking: Essays on American Art by John Updike

In 18 remarkable essays, John Updike has collected together his thoughts and observations on American art. Beginning with early American portraits and landscapes, he goes on to extol two late-nineteenth-century masters, Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, considers the eccentric pre-modern James McNeill Whistler, discusses the competing American Impressionists and Realists of the early twentieth century - and concludes with appreciations of Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. The resulting volume is proof that Updike is still looking and seeing what only he can describe.

About John Updike

John Updike was born in 1932 in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of over fifty books, including The Poorhouse Fair; the Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest); Marry Me; The Witches of Eastwick, which was made into a major feature film; Memories of the Ford Administration; Brazil; In the Beauty of the Lilies; Toward the End of Time; Gertrude and Claudius; and Seek My Face. He has written a number of collections of short stories, including The Afterlife and Other Stories and Licks of Love, which includes a final Rabbit story, Rabbit Remembered. His essays and criticism first appeared in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and are now collected into numerous volumes. Collected Poems 1953-1993 brings together almost all of his verse, and a new edition of his Selected Poems is forthcoming from Hamish Hamilton.

His novels, stories, and non-fiction collections have won have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award and the Howells Medal.

Updike graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year at Oxford's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of staff at the New Yorker, and he lived in Massachusetts from 1957 until his death in January 2009.

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GOR004200914
9780241143353
0241143357
Still Looking: Essays on American Art by John Updike
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-02-23
240
N/A
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