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Americana

(2001)
And Other Poems
A collection of poems by

 
 
John Updike's first collection of verse since his Collected Poems, 1953-1993 brings together fifty-eight poems, three of them of considerable length. The four sections take up, in order: America, its cities and airplanes; the poet's life, his childhood, birthdays, and ailments; foreign travel, to Europe and the tropics; and, beginning with the long "Song of Myself," daily life, its furniture and consolations. There is little of the light verse with which Mr. Updike began his writing career nearly fifty years ago, but a light touch can be felt in his nimble manipulation of the ghosts of metric order, in his caressing of the living textures of things, and in his reluctance to wave goodbye to it all.



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Hardback Editions

May 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Americana: and Other Poems
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-375-41254-9 / 978-0-375-41254-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : Paperback
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Title: Americana: Reisegedichte
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 3939557250 / 978-3939557258
Publisher: Luxbooks GmbH
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November 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Americana: And Other Poems
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-100562-9 / 978-0-14-100562-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Americana: and Other Poems
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Knopf
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