New PDF release: Bech: A Book

By John Updike

The Jewish American novelist Henry Bech—procrastinating, libidinous, and tart-tongued, his acceptance becoming whereas his powers decline—made his first visual appeal in 1965, in John Updike’s “The Bulgarian Poetess.” That tale received the O. Henry First Prize, and it and the six Bech adventures that make up this collection. “Bech is the author in me,” Updike as soon as acknowledged, “creaking yet lusty, battered yet undiscourageable, ate up the blood of ink and the bread of white paper.” As he trots the globe, promotes himself, and lurches from one woman’s mattress to another’s, Bech perspectives lifestyles with a mix of ask yourself and cynicism that might make fans of the lit-biz smile with satisfaction and wince in popularity.

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He tried to hide 'em, but me an' Sam was too quick for him. " "No doubt you deserved it," murmured Mr. Swift. " inquired Andy, as if that was unanswerable. " Mr. Swift demanded quickly. "Me? Oh, well, me an' Sam Snedecker was out takin' a walk. " went on the inventor, keenly. "Of course not," roared the bully, indignantly. " Andy told more along the same line, but his testimony of having seen Tom near the bank, with a bag of odd tools could not be shaken. In fact it was true, as far as it went, but, of course, the tools were only those for the airship; the same ones Mr.

Swift, and small blame to him if there was a note of triumph in his voice. " shouted the constable. " commanded the chief testily. "So he's foiled us, eh? Run away when he knew we were coming? I think that looks like guilt, Mr. " cried the inventor. "Tom would never think of robbing the bank. Besides, he has all the money he wants. The charge is preposterous! " "You shall be," answered Chief Simonson vindictively. "If you will come to the bank you can see the rifled vault, and hear the testimony of a witness who saw your son with burglar tools in his possession last night.

Be careful of the propeller," advised Tom, as his friend went outside. " "Bless my pocket handkerchief, indeed I'll not," came the answer. "But I think I shall wrap up my throat in the scarf I brought along. " Wrapping along, woolen scarf about his neck, the eccentric man ventured out on the open platform. About the middle of it, but sufficiently high to be above a person's head, was the forward propeller, whirring around at swift speed. Tom, with his eye on the various gauges and the compass, was steering the airship.

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