U & I : A True Story

Author: Nicholson Baker
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  • : $19.99(AUD)
  • : 9781847083517
  • : Granta Books
  • : Granta Books
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  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : 19.99
  • : September 2011
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  • : Nicholson Baker
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  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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Description

When Nicholson Baker, one of the most linguistically talented writers in America, set out to write a book about John Updike, the result was no ordinary biography. Instead Baker's account of his relationship with his hero is a hilarious story of ambition, obsession, talent and neurosis, alternately self-deprecating and self-aggrandizing. More memoir than literary criticism, Baker is excruciatingly honest, and U & I reveals at least as much about Baker himself as it does about his idol. Written twenty years before Updike's death in 2009, U & I is a very smart and extremely funny exploration of the debts we owe our heroes.

Author description

NICHOLSON BAKER was born in New York in 1957. He is the author of eight novels, including The Mezzanine, Vox and Room Temperature (all Granta Books), and five non-fiction works, including U & I (also Granta) and Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper, for which he won the 2001 National Book Critics Circle Award.