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Golf Dreams Writings on Golf

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ISBN-10: 0449912698

ISBN-13: 9780449912690

Edition: Large Type 

Authors: John Updike, Paul Szep

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"BUBBLY AND QUIZZICAL AND LUMINOUS." --Los Angeles Times "JOYFUL . . . THE JACK NICKLAUS OF GOLF WRITING . . . The 30 entries in this collection, drawn mainly from magazine pieces, constitute a championship round. . . . This unbridled appreciation of golf's mystical opportunities for grace and redemption will enthrall even those who have never followed an 80-yard worm-burner with an elegant chip to the pin." --People "VINTAGE UPDIKE AND A RARE TREAT FOR GOLFERS." --San Francisco Chronicle "A BOOK WRITTEN UNDER A CLEAR BLUE SKY WITH AN UTTERLY PURE SWING . . . [ending] with a handful of essays on the metaphysics of golf and great golf gurus, both writers and caddies. Here, Updike waltzes…    
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/8/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

American novelist, poet, and critic John Updike was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on March 18, 1932. He received an A.B. degree from Harvard University, which he attended on a scholarship, in 1954. After graduation, he accepted a one-year fellowship to study painting at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England. After returning from England in 1955, he worked for two years on the staff of The New Yorker. This marked the beginning of a long relationship with the magazine, during which he has contributed numerous short stories, poems, and book reviews. Although Updike's first published book was a collection of verse, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (1958), his…    

Preface
Golf Dreams (1979)
Drinking from a Cup Made Cinchy (1959)
Tips on a Trip (1973)
The Pro (1966)
Swing Thoughts (1984)
Those Three- or Four-Footers (1994)
The Gimme Game (1995)
The Trouble with a Caddie (1993)
Moral Exercise (1993)
Intercession (1958)
Three Rounds with Rabbit Angstrom (1959, 1989)
A Good Round with Tom Marshfield (1974)
The Golf-Course Proprietor (1979)
Golf as a Game of the People (1986)
The Big Bad Boom (1990)
The Camaraderie of Golf - I (1986)
The Camaraderie of Golf - II (1987)
Farrell's Caddie (1991)
Upon Winning One's Flight in the Senior Four-Ball (1994)
Golfers (1975)
The Bliss of Golf (1982)
Is There Life After Golf? (1972)
Golf in Writing (1986)
U.S. Golf (1994)
Television Golf (1988)
Memoirs of a Marshal (1990)
Women's Work (1984)
Is Life Too Short for Golf? (1991)
The Yankee Golfer (1994)
December Golf (1989)