John Updikeas Early Years reveals for the first time the young Updikeas developing personality and precocious creativity. Relying upon interviews with classmates and friends, and offering extensive connections to his mature work, De Bellis shows how his school years incubated his mature work.... have been on Updikea#39;s mind when he described Williainsa#39;s last homer: aquot;the ball climbed on a diagonal line . . . less an object in ... As the greasy chain is put into motion by the bike rider, so the poem derives its power from the writera#39;s finding the ... loved and understood about basketball and its players is clear in the aRabbita saga and his most anthologized poem, ... 10. Perhaps Linda Updikea#39;s careful screening of athletes who might cause him to swerve from his artistic goals madeanbsp;...
|Title||:||John Updike's Early Years|
|Author||:||Jack De Bellis|
|Publisher||:||Lehigh University Press - 2013-01-11|