U and I
(London), (Granta Books), (1991). The uncorrected proof copy of the first British edition of Baker's third book, nonfiction, a personal essay and analysis of the effect that the writings of John Updike have had on the author. A unique portrait in ideas more than a criticism of Updike, nonetheless a serious meditation on Updike's work and a self-examination of Baker's own thoughts on writing. Sticker residue to spine; corner crease to front cover; near fine in wrappers. An innovative approach to literary analysis, and an important addition to the overall canon of writings on Updike. Scarce in proof form. [#029909] $75
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