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The carpentered hen, and other tame creatures

John Updike

The carpentered hen, and other tame creatures

poems.

by John Updike

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Published by Harper in New York .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsPS3541.P47 C3
The Physical Object
Pagination82 p.
Number of Pages82
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14067610M
LC Control Number58006158

Although Updike's first published book was a collection of verse, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (), his renown as a writer is based on his fiction, beginning with The Poorhouse Fair (). During his lifetime, he wrote more than 50 books and primarily focused on middle-class America and their major concernsmarriage 4/5(1). The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (Harper and Brothers, ) Telephone Poles and Other Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, ) Midpoint and Other Poems () Tossing and Turning () Facing Nature () Collected Poems () Americana: and Other Poems ().

His first published book, in , The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures, is an exposition of his mastery of light verse poetry. It was well-received, but Updike generally considered the book too experimental to be considered a great work. Take, for example, "To An Usherette:". The carpentered hen and other tame creatures: poems / Bibliographic Details; Main Author: Updike, John. Format: Book: Language: English.

His poetry—intellectual, witty pieces on the absurdities of modern life—was gathered in his first book, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (), which was followed by his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair (). About this time, Updike devoted himself to . IN JOHN UPDIKE PUBLISHED his first book, The Carpentered Hen and other tame creatures, a collection of poems that had appeared in The New Yorker starting in His second child David had been born the year before, and included at the end of the book is a series of poems collectively titled A Cheerful Alphabet of Pleasant Objects with the dedication "to David.".


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The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures by John Updike. NOOK Book (eBook) $ As a present to John Updike on his fiftieth birthday, and as a treat for his readers, his first book, a collection of light verse originally published twenty-five years ago, is brought back into print, with an author’s foreword and some small Pages: Verse: The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures; Telephone Poles and Other Poems by John Updike and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Carpentered Hen ("And Other Tame Creatures" is the subtitle) exhibits Updike the "gagster," as he once called himself: the cartoonist in print, the former Lampoon editor whose specialty, he tells us in an interview, was Chinese jokes in which children at a birthday party sing "Happy Birthday, Tu Yu," or "coolies" listening to a labor.

The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. by Updike, John. Seller The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA Published Condition Fine in near fine dust jacket with minor soiling to rear panel, a faint tide mark to upper spine and light toning to spine.

Edition Reissue, first printing thus. Item Price $. John up biography john up john up the carpentered hen and 20 surprising things you didn t know prehistoric origami dinosaurs andCarpentered Hen And Other Tame. His first book, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (), was a collection of poems.

Updike’s career as a writer has been remarkably prolific and varied. In addition to poetry, his work included novels (The Witches of Eastwick, Rabbit Redux, and Rabbit, Run), short stories, music criticism (Concerts at Castle Hill), and.

As a present to John Updike on his fiftieth birthday, and as a treat for his readers, his first book, a collection of light verse originally published twenty-five years ago, is brought back into print, with an author’s foreword and some small revisions.

Many of these poems were written when the author was a young art student in England and a “Talk of the Town” reporter for The New Yorker. INSCRIBED REVIEW COPY OF UPDIKE'S FIRST BOOK. UPDIKE, John. The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. New York: Harper & Brothers, Small octavo, original black and gray paper boards, original dust jacket.

First edition, review copy, of John Updike’s first book, with review slip laid in, inscribed: “for Rod John Updike.”. The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures () The Same Door () Hoping for a Hoopoe () Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories () Telephone Poles and Other Poems () Olinger Stories: A Selection () The Music School: Short Stories () Midpoint and Other Poems () Dance of the Solids () Museums & Women and Other.

Get this from a library. The carpentered hen and other tame creatures. [John Updike] -- The contemporary American poet constructs witty and imaginative lyrical pieces on modern living. He is generous with his signature, and apparently open to offers from publishers of limited editions.

His first three books, a book of poetry The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (); a book of short stories, The Poorhouse Fair (); and a novel Rabbit, Run (); are all moderately scarce in fine condition.

It’s a little paperback book published by Fawcett (), called simply Verse cost me 75¢. As best I remember, it may have been the first volume of poetry I ever owned on my own. It brought together two previous collections by John Updike, he Carpentered Hen and Telephone Poles/5(3).

The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. Reissue, with a new foreword by the author of his first book, a collection of poems. Signed by Updike and Inscribed to Herb Yellin.

Herb Yellin was the founder and publisher of Lord John Press and the most frequent of Updike's fine press collaborators. He named his press after noting that the.

Harper & Brothers, New York, UPDIKE, John. THE CARPENTERED HEN and other tame creatures. Poems. Cloth spine, paper-covered boards, pp. xii, SIGNED by John Updike on the title page. Former library book with associated library stamps and rear card holder; otherwise in good condition.

Only 2, copies Rating: % positive. IN JOHN UPDIKE PUBLISHED his first book, The Carpentered Hen and other tame creatures, a collection of poems that had appeared in The New Yorker starting in His second child David had been born the year before, and included at the end of the book is a series of poems collectively titled A Cheerful Alphabet of Pleasant Objects with the dedication "to David.".

First edition. A little age-toning on the boards, near fine in near fine, first issue dustwrapper with two short tears. Laid in is an index card, evidently from the recipient's daughter, stating: "This. The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures.

The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures. Request an Image. signed first edition by Updike, John. Harper & Brothers, First edition, first printing.

Slight edgewear, still near fine to fine in near fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket in mylar cover. All books returnable for any. The Carpentered Hen, and Other Tame Creatures. Updike, John.

NY: Harper, (). First edition. First issue of dust wrapper, which carries the statement in the biographical blurb that Updike had "two small children." Updike's first book, a collection of lean and sly poems, among which one, titled "Ex-Basketball Player," almost seems a rough.

Other articles where The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures is discussed: John Updike: gathered in his first book, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (), which was followed by his first novel, The Poorhouse Fair ().Genre/Form: Poetry Humorous poetry: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Updike, John.

Carpentered hen, and other tame creatures. New York, Harper [].Besides writing more than twenty novels and many short story and poetry collections, Updike was also considered one of the best American literature and art critics of his generation.

John Updike’s first book to be published was a poetry collection entitled The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures.