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Bech is Back

John Updike

Bech is Back

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Published by Random House Value Publishing .
Written in English

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    Open LibraryOL7678755M
    ISBN 100517144786
    ISBN 109780517144787

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Bech is Back is a collection of short stories by John Updike about Henry Bech, a Jewish American writer who hasn't published a book in Bech is Back book decade and spends much of his time on US government or university-sponsored speaking tours/5. “Bech is back all right, but only after paying a large and painful price Updike reflects in these pages on the odd and unsettling ways in which art can impinge upon life, the ways in which a book acquires a life of its own that seems wholly unrelated to that of the person who created it, the ways in which celebrity separates those upon whom it is bestowed from reality.”—Cited by: 6.

“Bech is back all right, but only after paying a large and painful price Updike reflects in these pages on the odd and unsettling ways in which art can impinge upon Bech is Back book, the ways in which a book acquires a life of its own that seems wholly unrelated to that of the person who created it, the ways in which celebrity separates those upon whom it is bestowed from reality.”—/5(5).

About Bech Is Back. In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, returns with seven more chapters from his mock-heroic life.

He turns fifty in a confusing blend of civic and erotic circumstances while publicizing himself in Australia and Canada. Henry Bech's first book Travel Light is a cult classic that the author can never seem to follow up.

I was reminded of Joseph Heller's Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man when reading this. Sure there are a lot of things in this book that seem to have become cliche in recent years: Sometimes, I feel that books about writers tend to lean on the /5.

Bech is back all right, but only after paying a large and painful price Updike reflects in these pages on the odd and unsettling ways in which art can impinge upon life, the ways in which a book acquires a life of its own that seems wholly unrelated to that of the person who created it, the ways in which celebrity separates those upon Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

Henry Bech is a fictional character created by American author John first appeared in assorted short stories, stories which were later compiled in the books Bech: A Book (), Bech Is Back (), and Bech at Bay ().

These books were all later collected in The Complete Henry Bech (), which also included the short story His Oeuvre ().Eastwick books: The Witches of Eastwick. Bech is Back book Bech, it was one of history’s great love stories, the mutually profitable romance between Jewish Hollywood and bohunk America, conducted almost entirely in the dark, a tapping of fervent messages through the wall of the San Gabriel Range; and his favorite Jewish writer was the one who turned his back on his three beautiful Brooklyn novels Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

Bech is Back by Updike, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Glenn Beck is a leading American media personality, political commentator, author, and founder of TheBlaze.

book description alfred a. knopf, new york, hardbound. condition: near fine. dust jacket condition: near fine. first edition. this is a beautiful hardbound unmarked copy of this scafce and important novel by the laste great john is collectable first edition has been signed by john is protetected with a plasticwhat a low price on this Edition: 1st Edition.

But in ''Bech Is Back'' his dry period has stretched to 13 years, and though the descriptions of poor Bech's collisions with rare book collectors, Third. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: "Third printing, October "--Title page verso.

Not in De Bellis & Broomfield. Description. Get this from a library. Bech is back. [John Updike] -- "The first of these stories originally appeared in the New Yorker the following three, in playboy.".

John Updike was born in Shillington, Pennsylvania, in He graduated from Harvard College in and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art.

From to he was a member of the staff of The New novels have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal.

About Bech: A Book. The Jewish American novelist Henry Bech—procrastinating, libidinous, and tart-tongued, his reputation growing while his powers decline—made his first appearance inin John Updike’s “The Bulgarian Poetess.” That story won the O.

Henry First Prize, and it and the six Bech adventures that followed make up this. One can blame the varying styles of ''Bech Is Back'' on inconsistency, but it would probably be a mistake to do so.

Updike - whose previous book,''Rabbit is Rich,'' the. BECH IS BACK. A Novel. by John Updike. BUY NOW FROM. AMAZON But Updike's newest Bech-book moves past the satiric pinpricks of the first volume and into a personification of moral compromise--sure to make any writer squirm in recognition, sure to reward any reader.

Like a delicious sundae that turns out to be whipped up out of vitamins and Phone: () The Jewish novelist Henry Bech features in Updike's work as a recurrent alter ego, published in three volumes of short stories: Bech, a Book (), Bech Is Back () and Bech at Bay ().

Bech is a comical, self-conscious antithesis of Updike's own literary persona. Also issued in a signed limited edition of About-fine condition.

Product Information. The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old. In this wonderful classic novel, Bech reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and--surprise to all--writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller.

The renowned Henry Bech is now fifty years old. In this wonderful classic novel, Bech reflects on his fame, travels the world, marries an Episcopalian divorcée from Westchester, and--surprise to all--writes a book that becomes a runaway bestseller.

Ironically, Henry Bech, first introduced in Bech: A Book (), is the very antithesis of his creator: far from being able to produce a book a year, as Updike has, Bech struggles for more than. John Updike BECH IS BACK 1st Edition 2nd Printing Hardcover London Andre Deutsch Very Good+ in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket.

Damp staining on Seller Rating: % positive. Read "Bech Is Back" by John Updike available from Rakuten Kobo. In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, retu Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

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The center of Bech: A Book is a sustained sniff of this Christian hell: it is so to speak an inverted epiphany, a negative ecstasy. Bech lectures at a Southern girls’ college and experiences a Panic: “He felt dizzy, stunned.

The essence of matter, he saw, is dread. In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, returns with seven more chapters from his mock-heroic life.

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The Complete Henry Bech () collects the first batch of stories along with those published as Bech Is Back () and Bech at Bay (), plus one bonus story. Updike’s novels include the tetralogy of Rabbit Angstrom books, published under one cover in andas well as ’s : Josh Lambert.

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John Updike's Bech at Bay has a bad review on its own title page. We are told that this is Bech at Bay: a Quasi-Novel, hardly the kind of inducement that has you rushing to Waterstones with 17 Author: William Sutcliffe. In this follow-up to Bech: A Book, Henry Bech, the priapic, peripatetic, and unproductive Jewish American novelist, returns with seven more chapters from his mock-heroic life.

He turns fifty in a confusing blend of civic and erotic circumstances while publicizing himself in Australia and Canada. He marries a shiksa and travels with her to Israel, where she falls in love with the. The first "Bech: A Book" I read in and gave 3 stars. This one gets 3 1/2 stars, as I feel the characters were more developed.

As with the first book in the trilogy, "Bech is Back" is a series of stories (in the case of this second book, some stories were originally published in Playboy magazine and The New Yorker before being compiled here)/5(2).

Hardcover. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by the author: for Herb, Cheers, John. Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators.

He named his press after noting that the list of authors he wanted to publish all shared the same first name, chief among them John Updike, his favorite. As I said above, the stories came alive as they built on one another. For me, these stories work best in book form, all compiled into one place, ready to be read as if a novel and not as discreet parts.

And now that I’m done with Bech: A Book, I can’t wait to get a hold of Bech Is Back and Bech at Bay. Perhaps I’ll encounter them on some. Click to read more about The Complete Henry Bech: Twenty Stories: Bech: A Book; Bech Is Back; Bech at Bay; His Oeuvre by John Updike.

LibraryThing is a 4/5(2). Bech Is Back - 1st Edition/1st Printing Author Updike, John Format/binding Cloth Book condition Used - Fine in Fine dust jacket Edition First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author Binding Hardcover ISBN 10 ISBN 13 Publisher Alfred A.

Knopf Place of Publication New York Date published Keywords Collectible Rare. Henry Bech, Updike's fictional writer, is back in five story length segments. Bech ages from mid-sixties to mid-seventies in the course of the book. In the first story, Bech travels to Czechoslovakia.5/5(5).

After an absence of 16 years, John Updike's most farcical alter ago, Henry Bech, returns for a new series of stunts and adventures in this quasi-novel of the literary life.

Introduced in 's Bech: A Book and recaptured 12 years later in Bech Is Back, Henry Bech shares little with his creator except the writing life. "Bech is back all right, but only after paying a large and painful price Updike reflects in these pages on the odd and unsettling ways in which art can impinge upon life, the ways in which a book acquires a life of its own that seems wholly unrelated to that of the person who created it, the ways in which celebrity separates those upon whom it is bestowed from reality."--"The Format: Kindle.

At this juncture of his life, semiobscure literary writer Henry Bech (Bech: A Book; Bech Is Back) may be at bay--attacked by fellow writers, sued for libel, derided by critics, consumed by wor.Glenn Beck, Dallas, Texas.

M likes. Have Joy. Speak Truth. lowers: M.Bech is Back $ $ This is a hand signed first edition in great condition. The book is reasonably clean with some mild “tilt” in the spine. Book Title: Bech is Back. Book Quality: Very Good. Dust Jacket Quality: Very Good.

Edition: 1st. Printing: 1st. Publisher: Alfred A Knopf. Signature Type: Pen on Page. Signature Location.