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Bech at Bay

John Updike

Bech at Bay

by John Updike

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Published by Random House Value Publishing .
Written in English

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  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7685801M
    ISBN 100517402475
    ISBN 109780517402474

    Though "Bech at Bay" boasts some delightful set pieces and intermittently sparkles, like its predecessors "Bech: A Book" () and "Bech Is Back" (), with some wonderfully witty asides about literary life and death, it's a highly uneven collection of stories.   New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First in fine dustwrapper. Author's Complimentary Slip laid in. Inscribed by the author: "for Herb Yellin a good pal to Henry Bech and to John Updike."Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators.

    Get this from a library! Bech at bay: a quasi-novel. [John Updike] -- A collection of stories satirizing the American literary scene. All feature Henry Bech, an obscure Jewish writer who is awarded the Nobel Prize. In Bech in Czech, he visits Czechoslovakia and.   ''Bech at Bay'' is the third, and probably the last, in the Bech series. Sixteen years have passed since ''Bech Is Back'' () and over 30 since Updike started publishing the stories that were.

    On the Beach is a post-apocalyptic novel written by British author Nevil Shute after he migrated to Australia. The novel details the experiences of a mixed group of people in Melbourne as they await the arrival of deadly radiation spreading towards them from the Northern Hemisphere, following a nuclear war a year the radiation approaches, each person deals with impending Author: Nevil Shute. 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 cataloging and social networking site for booklovers4/5(2).


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"Bech at Bay" is the last of Updike's Bech trilogy, tales of the life of his libidinous "Jewish" author-persona. After three books, I still have not accepted Bech as a genuine, successfully-realized literary character, much less Bech at Bay book authentic Jewish author/5.

Henry Bech, the moderately well known Jewish-American writer who served as the hero of John Updike's previous "Bech: A Book () and "Bech Is Back (), has become older but scarcely wiser. In these five new chapters from his life, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety, of unbridled criticism and publicity in a Cited by: 2.

“Witty, acute, and surprisingly affecting Updike at his most interesting and engaging Like the other books about Henry Bech, this is modest in size but generous with its rewards.”—The Washington Post Book World “Bech at Bay is brilliant.”—The New York Review of Brand: Random House Publishing Group.

Bech at Bay is the last in the trilogy of novels about Henry Bech, John Updike's Jewish alter-ego. It lacks some of the prose sparkle of the last two Bech books, and as such, does not quite have the head of steam necessary to fulfill even Updike's modest goals/5(13). “Witty, acute, and surprisingly affecting Updike at his most interesting and engaging Like the other books about Henry Bech, this is modest in size but generous with its rewards.”—The Washington Post Book World “Bech at Bay is brilliant.”—The New York Review of Books.

Bech at bay consists of five stories about the life of Henry Bech. He ages from mid-sixties to mid-seventies in the course of the book. The first story has Bech visiting Prague before the comunists have been thrown out.5/5(5). Bech: A Book (Bech #1) by. John Updike.

Rating details ratings Updike's Bech: A Book is an example of this done right. On one end, you see the every day happenings of a larger-than-life figure. Henry Bech's first book Travel Light is a cult classic that the author can never seem to follow up/5. Bech at Bay: A Quasi-Novel (Quasi-Novels) by Updike, John and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at He is Jewish, only briefly married, childless (until the end of the current book, when he's past 70), unprolific, self-loathing, and mean-spirited.

Through the trilogy, Bech's misdemeanors keep piling up, and now in Bech at Bay we have the coup de theatre: he becomes a murderer. 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 (). Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Bech at Bay: A Quasi-Novel by John Updike (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

Free shipping for many products. More literary and amorous adventures enjoyed and endured by "the semi-obscure American author" previously celebrated in Bech: A Book () and Bech is Back ().

Henry Bech—hands down, Updike's happiest invention—might be called the temperamental obverse of his creator's blue-collar everyman, "Rabbit" Angstrom (as well as an interesting analogue to Cynthia Ozick's Ruth Puttermesser). Bech at Bay: A Quasi-Novel by John Updike Knopf.

$ In the last of the five stories that make up Bech at Bay, John Updike describes what happens when his protagonist, Henry Bech, is awarded the Nobel Prize for announcement is greeted with scorn and incredulity; the New York Daily News goes so far as to run a front-page headline inquiring, “BECH.

Unlock This Study Guide Now. Start your hour free trial to unlock this Bech at Bay study guide and get instant access to the following. Summary; You'll also get access to more t 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.

Bech At Bay by John Updike - Hardcover with dust jacket - First Edition Like New. Bech At Bay by John Updike - Hardcover with dust jacket - First Edition Like New.

by Updike, John Hardback Book The Fast Free Shipping. $ $ Free shipping. Last one. Almost gone. School Zone - Big Preschool Workbook - Ages 3 to 5. $ Seller Rating: % positive. This audio program collects excerpts from Updike's Bech: A Book, Bech Is Back, and his most recent book, Bech at Bay.

The story follows the writer Bech from a cultural exchange in Russia in the early s and leaves him in Sweden accepting the Nobel prize in the late s.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Originally published: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, Description: pages ; 23 cm: Responsibility. John Updike - Bech at Bay. “A MORDANTLY COMIC LOOK AT LITERARY LIFE.” —Time “Playfully malicious, eloquent, trenchant and funny, Bech at Bay is a true delight, another glorious creation from a writer whose body of work is without parallel in late 20th century American letters.4/5(32).

'Bech at Bay' By John Updike. Oct. 25, Used to condescend to appear in the Trib Book Review, when the Trib was still alive on this side of. Henry Bech, the moderately well known Jewish-American writer who served as the hero of John Updike's previous Bech: A Book () and Bech Is Back (), has become older but scarcely wiser.

In these five new chapters from his life, he is still at bay, pursued by the hounds of desire and anxiety, of unbridled criticism and publicity in a literary world ever more cheerfully crass.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 worry about his place in the literary pantheon?but his creator, Updike, is writing /5(3).Bech at Bay $ $ This is a beautiful copy of the book, hand signed by Updike.

It is a first edition, second printing as stated on the copyright page. Book Title: Bech at Bay. Book Quality: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Quality: Near Fine. Edition: 1st.

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