U and I: A True Story download epub
by Nicholson Baker
Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. U and I : a true story, Nicholson Baker. 1st Vintage Books ed. p. cm. Originally published in hardcover by Random House, In. New York, in 1991 -T.
Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and attended the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. Fold (2001), which won a National Book Critics Circle Award.
U and I: A True Story is a non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in 1991. The book is a study of how a reader engages with an author's work: partly an appreciation of John Updike, and partly a kind of self-exploration
U and I: A True Story is a non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in 1991. The book is a study of how a reader engages with an author's work: partly an appreciation of John Updike, and partly a kind of self-exploration. Rather than giving a traditional literary analysis, Baker begins the book by stating that he will read no more Updike than he already has up to that point.
Nicholson Baker is most famous for Vox, the phone-sex novel Monica Lewinsky gave President Clinton, but the vastly superior U and I contains Baker's own dirty little secret: an obsession with John Updike. Not since Salieri in Peter Shaffer's Amadeus has one man's genius so publicly tormented another. Baker's ambition is a naked thing shivering with sensitivity, like a snail bereft of its shell.
Nicholson Baker's novels, The Mezzanine and Room Temperature, have been highly praised for their sparkling originality, deadpan humor, and eccentric style. Now, with U and I, Baker has written the most idiosyncratic and deftly illuminating essay on literary influence in recent memory, as he reveals his preoccupation with the work of John Updike. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
U and I: A True Story. And with this memory of Updike I hesitated; I didn’t type what I was going to type; I shifted course.
Nicholson Baker is the author of ten novels and numerous works of nonfiction, including The Anthologist, The Mezzanine, and Human Smoke. He has won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Hermann Hesse Prize, and a Katherine Anne Porter Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Maine with his wife, Margaret Brentano; both his children went to Maine public schools. Bibliographic information. U and I: A True Story Vintage Contemporaries.
Thanks, Nicholson Baker, because now I also have to read those of your books I have not yet read .
valerieandbooksGo to valerieandbooks's profile, opens in a new window. Twenty years ago (in 1991), Nicholson Baker wrote U and I: A True Story, a 179-page memoir about Baker’s obsession with John Updike.
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Non-fiction book by Nicholson Baker that was published in April 2001. An excerpt appeared in the July 24, 2000 issue of The New Yorker, under the title "Deadline: The Author's Desperate Bid to Save America's Past. Double Fold is a controversial work and is not meant to be objective.