Self-Consciousness: Memoirs

Self-Consciousness: Memoirs

John Updike


John Updike’s memoirs encompass six Emersonian essays that jointly hint the interior form of the existence, as much as the age of fifty-five, of a comparatively lucky American male. the writer has tried, his foreword states, “to deal with this lifestyles, this large datum which occurs to be mine, as a specimen existence, consultant in its unusual distinctiveness of all of the oddly distinctive lives during this world.” within the provider of this metaphysical attempt, he has been hair-raisingly sincere, matchlessly distinctive, and self-effacingly funny. he is taking the reader past self-consciousness, and past vainness, into sheer ask yourself on the miracle of life.

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