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Bech is Back

RH Value Publishing

Bech is Back

by RH Value Publishing

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Published by Random House Value Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novelists,
  • Nonfiction - General,
  • Non-Classifiable,
  • Sale Books,
  • Bech, Henry (Fictitious character),
  • Fiction,
  • Bech, Henry (Fictitious charac,
  • Jewish authors,
  • Jewish men

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7688052M
    ISBN 100517470950
    ISBN 109780517470954

    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. He turns fifty in a confusing blend of civic and erotic circumstances while publicizing himself in .

    Beck flies to Hungary in a book written way back in the sixties, and Beck has no official status as he tries to find Matsson. Unlike The Cold War Era in America, we see a Western European cop going into the Eastern bloc policing politics investigations under an unforgiving communist state while managing unfriendly Hungarian police. 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 and , as well as ’s : Josh Lambert.

    The Christian Science Monitor is an international news organization that delivers thoughtful, global coverage via its website, weekly magazine, online daily edition, and email newsletters. 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.


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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 a 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 Bech is Back book 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 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.”—/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 Bech is Back book 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. To 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.

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