Bech : a book / John Updike.
- New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1970.
vi, 206 pages ; 21 cm
- Bech, Henry (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Jewish authors -- Fiction.
Jewish men -- Fiction.
Novelists -- Fiction.
Bech, Henry (Fictitious character)
- Childrens subjects:
- Short stories.
- Local subjects:
- Manners and customs -- Fiction.
- Jewish fiction.
- Updike's most irresistible hero since Rabbit Angstrom is an author famous for his writer's block, a Jew adrift in a world of gentiles. As he roams from one adventure to the next, he view life with a blend of wonder and cynicism that will make readers laugh with delight and wince in recognition.
- Rich in Russia
Bech in Rumania
The Bulgarian poetess
Bech takes pot luck
Bech enters heaven.
- "A Borzoi book."
"Of the first edition ... five hundred copies have been printed on special paper and specially bound. Each copy is signed by the author and numbered. No. ..."--Preliminary leaf.
"Five of these [seven] stories first appeared in the New Yorker."
"Bibliography": pages 201-206.
- Local notes:
- Athenaeum copy: Livezey Fund bookplate.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 2 & 3 have dustjacket retained.
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 3 signed by the author.
- Penn Provenance:
- Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copies 1-3)
Updike, John (autograph) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy 3)
- Penn Chronology:
- Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
- Other format:
- Online version: Updike, John. Bech.
Online version: Updike, John. Bech.
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