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U & I
  • ISBN: 9781847083517
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Granta
  • Binding: Paperback

U & I

A True Story

Nicholson Baker

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Author of The Mezzanine Nicholson Baker sets out to write a biography of his hero, John Updike. The result is a hilarious story of ambition, obsession, talent and neurosis.

More memoir than literary criticism, Baker’s U & I is excruciatingly honest and reveals at least as much about Baker himself as it does about his idol.

Reviewed by George Cochrane in Slightly Foxed Issue 79.

U and I and Me

I hadn’t read much John Updike when I picked up Nicholson Baker’s book on him during lockdown; but then neither had Baker when he wrote the book. This is one of the novelties of U and I. Where...

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