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by John Updike

eBook Golf Dreams epub
  • ISBN: 0241137136
  • Author: John Updike
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Golf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HAMISH HAMILTON LTD (January 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • ePUB size: 1190 kb
  • FB2 size 1924 kb
  • Formats rtf mobi mbr docx


As Roger Lambert tells it, he, a middle-aged professor of divinity, is buttonholed in his office by Dale Kohler, an earnest young computer scientist who believes that quantifiable evidence of God’s existence is irresistibly accumulating. As a present to John Updike on his fiftieth birthday, and as a treat for his readers, his first book, a collection of light verse originally published twenty-five years ago, is brought back into print, with an author’s foreword and some small revisions. Many of these poems were written when the author was a young art student in England and a Talk of the Town reporter for The New Yorker, which published over forty of them.

Praise for Golf Dreams: 'John Updike has anatomized the greatness of golf with an eloquence only Wodehouse, in a lighter vein, has matched. It makes for a lyrical book which is also thought-provoking. his lowest handicap was 18, but, in this delightful book, he has not dropped a stroke' Max Davidson, Daily Telegraph. There's a crafty pastiche of golf coaching manuals.

John Updike has been writing about golf since he took the game up at the age of twenty-five. In the nearly forty years of pleasurable bafflement that have followed, he has composed essays for Golf Digest and short stories for The New Yorker concerning the sport

John Updike has been writing about golf since he took the game up at the age of twenty-five. In the nearly forty years of pleasurable bafflement that have followed, he has composed essays for Golf Digest and short stories for The New Yorker concerning the sport. His memories, insights, and witty remarks make this a truly unique audiobook.

John Updike wrote about the lure of golf for five decades, from the first time he teed off at the age of twenty-five until his final rounds at the age of seventy-six. Golf Dreams collects the most memorable of his golf pieces.

John Hoyer Updike was an American writer, poet, literary critic and novelist. Updike was the only child of Wesley Russell Updike, a mathematics teacher and an aspiring writer Linda Grace Hoyer. He was born on 18th March 1932 in Reading, Pennsylvania. His mother’s writing passion became a major influence on young John. He often used to recall his mother’s writing desk, the typewriter and clean sheets of paper. One day he hoped to have it all. Updike went to Shillington High School and graduated as a valedictorian and class president in 1950.

Praise for Golf Dreams: 'John Updike has anatomized the greatness of golf with an eloquence only Wodehouse, in a. .From whom but Updike are we to read a book of essays on golf that includes Herodotus, Artemis, Florence Nightingale, George Eliot, Dante, and Rabbit Angstrom?

Praise for Golf Dreams: 'John Updike has anatomized the greatness of golf with an eloquence only Wodehouse, in a lighter vein, has matched. From whom but Updike are we to read a book of essays on golf that includes Herodotus, Artemis, Florence Nightingale, George Eliot, Dante, and Rabbit Angstrom?

As Roger Lambert tells it, he, a middle-aged professor of divinity, is buttonholed in his office by Dale Kohler, an earnest young computer scientist who believes that quantifiable evidence of God’s existence is irresistibly accumulating.

John Updike is one such writer. His Golf Dreams has sold over one million copies. A Harvard graduate, Updike is a Pulitzer Prize winner and has published over fifty titles. He was a writer for both The New Yorker and Golf Digest among other publications. To better understand Updike's writing it helps to be familiar with the character Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom. Rabbit Angstrom is the main character in four of John Updike's novels.

Golf Dreams by John Updike (Paperback, 1998). Current slide {CURRENT SLIDE} of {TOTAL SLIDES}- Compare similar products. Toward the End of Time by John Updike (Paperback, 1999). 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.

Worn dust jacket is in protective sleeve, owner's inscription. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.
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