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Endpoint and Other Poems, Updike, John

Author Name    Updike, John

Title   Endpoint and Other Poems

Binding   Hardcover

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    Knopf

ISBN Number    0307272869 / 9780307272867

Seller ID   SKU1037514

0307272869 1st edition, stated. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with creased Dust Jacket. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.

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A stunning collection of poems that John Updike wrote during the last seven years of his life and put together only weeks before he died for this, his final book.
The opening sequence, "Endpoint,"""is made up of a series of connected poems written on the occasions of his recent birthdays and culminates in his confrontation with his final illness. He looks back on the boy that he was, on the family, the small town, the people, and the circumstances that fed his love of writing, and he finds endless delight and solace in "turning the oddities of life into words."
"Other Poems" range from the fanciful (what would it be like to be a stolen Rembrandt painting? he muses) to the celebratory, capturing the flux of life. A section of sonnets follows, some inspired by travels to distant lands, others celebrating the idiosyncrasies of nature in his own backyard.
For John Updike, the writing of poetry was always a special joy, and this final collection is an eloquent and moving testament to the life of this extraordinary writer.

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