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Bech at bay a quasi-novel by John Updike

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Published by Knopf, Distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Bech, Henry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.,
  • Jewish authors -- Fiction.,
  • Jewish men -- Fiction.,
  • Novelists -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Updike.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3571.P4 B43 1998b
The Physical Object
Pagination240 p. ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL367349M
ISBN 10037540368X
LC Control Number98027868

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  “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. pp. $ 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