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The Art of Adding and the Art of Taking Away

Selections from John Updike's Manuscripts

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PAPERBACK

$23.00 • £18.95 • €20.50

ISBN 9780974396361

Publication Date: 05/31/2005

Short

52 pages

39 black and white halftones

Houghton Library Publications

World

A catalog of an exhibition at the Houghton Library in 1987 of a selection of John Updike manuscripts, illustrating how text changes from manuscript to proof to revised edition.

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