When Nicholson Baker, one of the most linguistically talented writers in America, set out to write a book about John Updike, the result was no ordinary biography. Instead Baker's account of his relationship with his hero is a hilarious story of ambition, obsession, talent and neurosis, alternately self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing. More ...Read MoreWhen Nicholson Baker, one of the most linguistically talented writers in America, set out to write a book about John Updike, the result was no ordinary biography. Instead Baker's account of his relationship with his hero is a hilarious story of ambition, obsession, talent and neurosis, alternately self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing. More memoir than literary criticism, Baker is excruciatingly honest, and U & I reveals at least as much about Baker himself as it does about his idol. Written twenty years before Updike's death in 2009, U & I is a very smart and extremely funny exploration of the debts we owe our heroes.Read Less
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. First Vintage 1992 printing softcover. Wrap has minor wear and there is a strange note on back end paper from previous owner. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: General/trade.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0394589947. Signed by Baker on the title page. A remainder stamp to the bottom page edges. Light soiling to the back cover. The author discusses the influence of John Updike on his novels, explains what features of Updike's writings he finds most attractive, and examines the life of a writer.; Remainder; Signed by Author.
Very Good in Very good jacket. 1991 hardback is signed by Nicholson Baker is not personalized no marks and is in very good condition with dust coverEach order is emailed a USPS tracking number. All books are sanitized and cleaned for your protection before mailing.
Good in J Good jacket. Signed by author on Title page, stated first edition; dustjacket faintly rubbed/soiled, 1-inch closed tear at top edge front flap, small sticker over price at top edge front flap, otherwise intact; edges very faintly foxed; binding tight; cover and interior intact and very exceptionally clean. Signed: I Signed by Author.
Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 1st/1st, SIGNED. Flat signed by the author. This book is square, solid, unread and appears nearly as good as new with just some light foxing around the edges of its text block. Its unclipped, Brodart protected dust jacket bears a bit of smudging to its back and some light rubbing of its edges and corners, but otherwise appears to be in perfect shape. You'll turn cartwheels of glee when this book gets to you! ! ! Signed: I Signed by Author(s)
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