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Bech

(1970)
A Book
(A book in the Henry Bech series)
A novel by

 
 
In BECH: A BOOK, John Updike delineates a famous writer who, at early middle-age, has published his best work and now watches helplessly as "his reputation grows while his powers decline."

Bech's final cross, if we may, is his induction into the National Academy of Arts and Letters...a reminder that when we start collecting honors, our most productive work, whether personal or corporate, is usually wrapped in the folds of an unkind history.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for John Updike's Bech

Hardback Editions

October 1970 : UK Hardback
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Title: Bech: A Book
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-233-96270-0 / 978-0-233-96270-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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May 1970 : USA Hardback
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Title: Bech: A Book
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-394-41638-4 / 978-0-394-41638-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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Paperback Editions

October 1999 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bech: A Book
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-449-45933-0 / 978-0-449-45933-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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August 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bech: A Book
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-449-00452-X / 978-0-449-00452-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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July 1980 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bech: A Book V509
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-394-74509-4 / 978-0-394-74509-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1972 : UK Paperback
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Title: Bech: A Book: Foreword; Rich in Russia; Bech in Rumania; the Bulgarian Poetess; Bech Takes Pot Luck; Bech Panics; Bech Swings?; Bech Enters Heaven; Appendix a; Appendix B
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-14-003331-9 / 978-0-14-003331-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Audio Editions

January 1981 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Bech: A Book
Author(s): John Updike
ISBN: 0-7366-0289-5 / 978-0-7366-0289-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Bech: A Book: A Novel
Author(s): John Updike
Publisher: Random House
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