The Complete Henry Bech

John Updike, Author, Malcolm Bradbury, Introduction by
John Updike, Author, Malcolm Bradbury, Introduction by Everyman's Library $23 (544p) ISBN 978-0-375-41176-2
Reviewed on: 03/26/2001
Release date: 03/01/2001
Never as big as Rabbit, but a genial antihero in his own right, Henry Bech is John Updike's fictional alter ego, a Jewish writer with a weakness for women and literary awards. Now, three bestselling collections of Bech stories are gathered in one volume, under the title The Complete Henry Bech. Book-ended with a helpful introduction by Malcolm Bradbury and a new story, ""His Oeuvre,"" the hefty Everyman's Library compendium is a monument to Updike's lighter moments. ( Mar. 27)
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