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BOOKS BY JOHN UPDIKE, 1958-2015

The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958; poems)

The Poorhouse Fair (1959)

The Same Door (1959; stories)

Rabbit, Run (1960)

The Magic Flute (1962)

Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories (1962)

Telephone Poles and other poems (1962)

The Centaur (1963)

The Ring (1964)

Assorted Prose (1965; essays and reviews)

A Child’s Calendar (1965)

Of the Farm (1965)

The Music School (1966; stories)

Bottom’s Dream (1969)

Couples (1968)

Midpoint and Other Poems (1969)

Bech: A Book (1970; stories)

Rabbit Redux (1971)

Seventy Poems (1972)

Museums and Women and Other Stories (1972)

Buchanan Dying (1974)

A Month of Sundays (1975)

Picked-Up Pieces (1975; essays and reviews)

Marry Me: A Romance (1976)

Tossing and Turning (1977; poems)

The Coup (1978)

Talk from the Fifties (1979; articles)

Too Far to Go (Fawcett, 1979; stories)

Problems and Other Stories (1979)

Rabbit Is Rich (1981)

Bech Is Back (1982; stories)

Hugging the Shore (1983; essays and reviews))

Jester’s Dozen (1984; articles)

The Witches of Eastwick (1984)

Facing Nature (1985; poems)

Roger’s Version (1986)

Trust Me (1987; stories)

S. (1988)

Just Looking (1989; essays on art)

Self-Consciousness (1989; memoir)

Rabbit at Rest (1990)

Odd Jobs (1991; essays and criticism)

Memories of the Ford Administration (1992)

Brazil (1993)

Collected Poems (1993)

Love Factories (1993; stories)

The Afterlife and Other Stories (1994)

A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects (1995; poems)

Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)

In the Beauty of the Lilies (1996)

Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf (1996)

Toward the End of Time (1997)

Bech at Bay (1998; stories)

Of Prizes and Print (1998)

More Matter (1999; essays and criticism)

Gertrude and Claudius (2000)

Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel, Rabbit Remembered (2000)

The Complete Henry Bech (2001)

Americana (2001; poems)

Seek My Face (2002)

The Early Stories (2003)

Villages (2004)

Still Looking (2005; articles)

Terrorist (2006)

Due Considerations (2007; essays and reviews)

The Widows of Eastwick (2008)

Endpoint and Others Poems (2009)

My Father’s Tears and Other Stories (2009)

The Maples Stories (2009)

Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu (2010)

Higher Gossip (2011)

Always Looking: Essays on Art (2012)

John Updike: The Collected Stories (LOA, 2013)

Olinger Stories (2014)

John Updike: Selected Poems (2015)

BOOKS ABOUT JOHN UPDIKE, 1969-2015

I. Resources

De Bellis, Jack. The John Updike Encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.

Plath, James, ed. Conversations with John Updike. Jackson, Miss.: University Press of Mississippi, 1994.

_____. John Updike’s Pennsylvania Interviews. Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press, 2016.

Schiff, James. Updike in Cincinnati: A Literary Performance. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2007.

II. Bibliographies

Bozeman, Pat. John Updike: An Exhibition. M. D. Anderson Library: U Park, Tex.: 1985.

De Bellis, Jack. John Updike, 1967-1993: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources. Foreword by John Updike. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994.

De Bellis, Jack and Michael Broomfield. John Updike: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials,  1948-2007. New Castle, Del.: Oak Knoll Press, 2008. Foreword by John Updike.

Falsey, Elizabeth A. The Art of Adding and the Art of Taking Away: Selections from John Updike’s Manuscripts, an Exhibition at the Houghton Library. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Library, 1987.

Greiner, Donald J. and Elizabeth. A. Falsey. John Updike. First Printings of American Authors: Contributions Toward Descriptive Checklists. Volume V. Ed. Philip B. Eppard. Detroit, Mich.: Gale, 1987. 329-43.

Taylor, C. Clarke. John Updike: A Bibliography. Kent, Ohio: Kent State UP, 1968.

III. Biographies

Begley, Adam. Updike. New York: HarperCollins, 2014.

De Bellis, Jack. John Updike’s Early Years. Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh University Press, 2013.

IV. Monographs

Baker, Nicholson. U and I. N.Y.: Random House, 1991.

Batchelor, Bob. John Updike: A Critical Biography. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2013.

Boswell, Marshall. John Updike’s Rabbit Tetralogy: Mastered Irony in Motion. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 2001.

Campbell, Jeff H. Updike’s Novels: Thorns Spell a Word. Wichita Falls, Kans.: Midwestern State UP, 1987.

Crowe, David. Cosmic Defiance: Updike’s Kierkegaard and the Maples Stories. Mercer, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 2014.

De Bellis, Jack. John Updike: The Critical Responses to the  “Rabbit” Saga. Westport, CT: Oak Knoll Press, 2003.

Detweiler, Robert. John Updike. N.Y.: Twayne, 1972. Revised, 1984.

Farmer, Michial. Imagination and Idealism in John Updike’s Fiction. Melton, England: Camden House, 2017.

Greiner, Donald J. John Updike’s Novels. Athens, Ohio: Ohio Univ. Press, 1984.

_____. The Other John Updike: Poems/ Short Stories/ Prose/ Play. Athens, Ohio: Ohio Univ. Press, 1981.

Hamilton, Alice and Kenneth. The Elements of John Updike. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970.

Hunt, George. John Updike and the Three Great Secret Things: Sex, Religion, and Art. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1980.

Keener, Brian. John Updike’s Human Comedy: Comic Morality in The Centaur and the Rabbit Novels. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.

Luscher, Robert M. John Updike: A Study of the Short Fiction. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1992.

Markle, Joyce B. Fighters and Lovers: Theme in the Novels of John Updike. N.Y.: New York Univ. Press, 1973.

Mazzeno, Laurence W. Becoming John Updike: Critical Reception, 1958-2010. Rochester, N.Y.: Camden House, 2013.

McTavish, John. Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike. Eugene, Ore.: Cascade Books, 2016.

Miller, D. Quentin.  John Updike and the Cold War: Drawing the Iron Curtain. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 2001.

Morley, Catherine. The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction: John Updike, Philip Roth and Don DeLillo. Oxford, U.K.: Routledge, 2008.

Naydan, Liliana M. Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction: Faith, Fundamentalism, and Fanaticism in the Age of Terror. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell Univ. Press, 2016.

Newman, Judie. John Updike. N.Y.: St. Martin’s, 1988.

O’Connell, Mary.  Updike and the Patriarchal Dilemma: Masculinity in the Rabbit Novels. Carbondale, Ill.: Univ. of Southern Illinois Press, 1996.

Pritchard, William. John Updike: America’s Man of Letters.  Hanover, N.H.: Steerforth Press, 2000.

Ristoff, Dilvo. John Updike’s Rabbit at Rest: Appropriating History. NY: Peter Lang, 1998.

_____.  Updike’s America: The Presence of Contemporary American History in John Updike’s Rabbit Trilogy. N.Y.: Peter Lang, 1988.

Samuels, Charles T. John Updike. Univ. of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, No. 79. Minn: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1969.

Schiff, James A. Updike’s Version: Rewriting The Scarlet Letter. Columbia, Mo.: Univ. of Missouri, 1992.

_____.  John Updike Revisited. Boston, Mass.: Twayne, 1998.

Searles, George J. The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1985.

Tallent, Elizabeth. Married Men and Magic Tricks: John Updike’s Erotic Heroes. Berkeley, Calif.: Creative Arts, 1982.

Taylor, Larry E. Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral Patterns in John Updike’s Fiction. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois Univ. Press, 1971.

Uphaus, Suzanne Henning. John Updike. N.Y.: Frederick Ungar, 1980.

Vargo, Edward P. Rainstorms and Fire: Ritual in the Novels of John Updike. Port Washington, N.Y.: Kennikat Press, 1973.

Vaughan, Philip H. John Updike’s Images of America. Reseda, Calif.: Mojave, 1981.

V. Collections of Essays

Broer, Lawrence R., ed. Rabbit Tales: Poetry and Politics in John Updike’s Rabbit Novels. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Univ. of Alabama Press, 1998.

Bloom, Harold, ed.  Modern Critical Views: John Updike. N. Y.: Chelsea House, 1987.

Macnaughton, William R., ed. Critical Essays on John Updike. Boston, Mass.: G.K. Hall, 1982.

Olster, Stacey, ed. The Cambridge Companion to John Updike. N.Y.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2006.

Rodgers, Jr., Bernard F., ed. Critical Insights: John Updike. Pasadena, Calif.: Salem Press, 2011.

Stafford, William T., ed. Modern Fiction Studies (John Updike Number) 20 (Spring 1974).

Thorburn, David  and Howard Eiland, ed.  John Updike: A Collection of Critical Essays.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice, 1979.

Trachtenberg, Stanley, ed. New Essays on Rabbit, Run. N.Y.: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1993.

Yerkes, James, ed. John Updike and Religion: The Sense of the Sacred and the Motions of Grace. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans, 1999.

(This is just a list of books published on Updike or monographs that include a substantial chapter on Updike. For a complete list that includes essays, reviews, and ephemera, consult Jack De Bellis’ and Michael Broomfield’s definitive bibliography, John Updike: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials,  1948-2007. And if anyone knows of new or uncatalogued items by, about, or relating to John Updike, Jack De Bellis would appreciate hearing from you. You can email him at bjd1@Lehigh.edu.)

VI. Theses and Dissertations on John Updike (256, as of May 25, 2014)

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