John Updike bibliography

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The following is the complete bibliography of John Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009), an American novelist, poet, critic and essayist noted for his prolific output over a 50-year period. His bibliography includes some 21 novels, 18 short story collections, 12 collections of poetry, 4 children's books, and 12 collections of non-fiction.

John Updike in 2008.

Chronological listing[edit]

Novels are highlighted in bold.

Title Year Type Notes
The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures 1958 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Poorhouse Fair 1959 novel reprinted in 1977
The Same Door 1959 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
Rabbit, Run 1960 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Pigeon Feathers 1962 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
The Magic Flute 1962 children's book
Telephone Poles and Other Poems 1963 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Centaur 1963 novel
Olinger Stories: A Selection 1964 short stories all previously collected
The Ring 1964 children's book
Of the Farm 1965 novel
Assorted Prose 1965 non-fiction
Verse 1965 poetry collects The Carpentered Hen and Telephone Poles
A Child’s Calendar 1965 poetry reprinted in 1999; collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Music School 1966 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
Couples 1968 novel
Three Texts from Early Ipswich 1968 non-fiction
Midpoint and Other Poems 1969 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
Bottom's Dream 1969 children's book
Bech: A Book 1970 short stories collected in The Complete Henry Bech (2001)
Rabbit Redux 1971 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Museums and Women and Other Stories 1972 short stories collected in The Early Stories: 1953–1975 (2003)
Buchanan Dying 1974 play reprinted in 2000
Cunts 1974 poetry limited edition chapbook
A Month of Sundays 1975 novel part of The Scarlet Letter trilogy
Picked-Up Pieces 1975 non-fiction
Marry Me 1976 novel
Tossing and Turning 1977 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
The Coup 1978 novel
Too Far to Go 1979 short stories reprinted as The Maples Stories in 2009
Problems and Other Stories 1979 short stories
Rabbit is Rich 1981 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Bech is Back 1982 short stories collected in The Complete Henry Bech (2001)
Hugging the Shore 1983 non-fiction
The Witches of Eastwick 1984 novel
Facing Nature 1985 poetry collected in Collected Poems: 1953–1993 (1993)
Roger's Version 1986 novel part of The Scarlet Letter trilogy
Trust Me 1987 short stories
S. 1988 novel part of The Scarlet Letter trilogy
Just Looking: Essays on Art 1989 non-fiction reprinted in 2000
Self-Consciousness: Memoirs 1989 non-fiction
Rabbit at Rest 1990 novel collected in Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels (1995)
Odd Jobs 1991 non-fiction
Memories of the Ford Administration 1992 novel
Collected Poems: 1953–1993 1993 poetry
Brazil 1994 novel
The Afterlife and Other Short Stories 1994 short stories
Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels 1995 novels collects the Rabbit novels
A Helpful Alphabet of Friendly Objects 1995 children's book
In the Beauty of the Lilies 1996 novel
Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf 1996 non-fiction
Toward the End of Time 1997 novel
Bech at Bay: A Quasi-Novel 1998 short stories collected in The Complete Henry Bech (2001)
More Matter: Essays and Criticism 1999 non-fiction
Gertrude and Claudius 2000 novel
On Literary Biography 2000 non-fiction limited edition
Licks of Love 2000 short stories
Humor in Fiction 2001 non-fiction limited edition
The Complete Henry Bech 2001 short stories collects the Bech books
Americana and Other Poems 2001 poetry
Seek My Face 2002 novel
The Early Stories: 1953–1975 2003 short stories collects previously published collections
Not Cancelled Yet 2003 poetry limited edition
Villages 2004 novel
Still Looking: Essays on American Art 2005 non-fiction
Terrorist 2006 novel
Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism 2007 non-fiction
The Widows of Eastwick 2008 novel
Endpoint and Other Poems 2009 poetry posthumous publication
My Father's Tears and Other Stories 2009 short stories posthumous publication
The Maples Stories 2009 short stories posthumous publication; reprint of Too Far to Go (1979)
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu: John Updike on Ted Williams 2010 non-fiction posthumous publication; Library of America
Higher Gossip 2011 non-fiction posthumous publication
Always Looking 2012 non-fiction posthumous publication
The Collected Stories 2013 short stories posthumous publication; 186 stories in two volumes; Library of America

Library of America Collection[edit]

Title Date Notes
Collected Early Stories September 12, 2013 102 Stories Written from 1953 to 1975 (Ace in the Hole - Friends from Philadelphia - A Game of Botticelli - Tomorrow and Tomorrow and So Forth - Dentistry and Doubt - The Kid's Whistling - Toward Evening - Snowing in Greenwich Village - Who Made Yellow Roses Yellow? - His Finest Hour - Sunday Teasing - The Lucid Eye in Silver Town - A Trillion Feet of Gas - Incest - A Gift from the City - Intercession - The Alligators - The Happiest I've Been - Walter Briggs - The Persistence of Desire - Still Life - Flight - Should Wizard Hit Mommy? - Dear Alexandros - A Sense of Shelter - Wife-wooing - Pigeon Feathers - Home - Archangel - The Sea's Green Sameness - You'll Never Know, Dear, How Much I Love You - The Astronomer - A & P - The Doctor's Wife - Lifeguard - The Crow in the Woods - The Blessed Man of Boston, My Grandmother's Thimble, and Fanning Island - Packed Dirt, Churchgoing, a Dying Cat, a Traded Car - Unstuck - In Football Season - The Indian - A Madman - My Uncle's Death - Solitaire - Leaves - The Stare - Museums and Women - Avec la Bébé-sitter - Four Sides of One Story - The Morning - At a Bar in Charlotte Amalie - The Christian Roommates - My Lover Has Dirty Fingernails - Eclipse - Harv Is Plowing Now - The Music School - The Rescue - The Dark - God Speaks - The Bulgarian Poetess - The Family Meadow - Man and Daughter in the Cold - The Hermit - During the Jurassic - The Witnesses - The Pro - The Slump - Under the Microscope - The Corner - The Day of the Dying Rabbit - I Am Dying, Egypt, Dying - Cemeteries - The Deacon - I Will Not Let Thee Go, Except Thou Bless Me - One of My Generation - The Hillies - The Orphaned Swimming Pool - Plumbing - The Carol Sing - Minutes of the Last Meeting - The Baluchitherium - The Tarbox Police - When Everyone Was Pregnant - The Beloved - The Invention of the Horse Collar - Jesus on Honshu - Commercial - The Gun Shop - Believers - How to Love America and Leave It at the Same Time - Nevada - Son - Daughter, Last Glimpses of - Ethiopia - Transaction - Augustine's Concubine - Killing - The Chaste Planet - A Constellation of Events - The Man Who Loved Extinct Mammals - Problems - Love Song, for a Moog Synthesizer), ed. Christopher Carduff
Collected Later Stories September 12, 2013 84 Stories Written from 1976 to 2008 (Domestic Life in America - From the Journal of a Leper - The Fairy Godfathers - The Egg Race - The Parade - The Faint - Guilt-Gems - Atlantises - Morocco - Trust Me - More Stately Mansions - Still of Some Use - The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd - Venezuela for Visitors - Pygmalion - The City - Learn a Trade - The Ideal Village - Deaths of Distant Friends - First Wives and Trolley Cars - The Other - One More Interview - Slippage - Poker Night - Made in Heaven - Getting Into the Set - The Wallet - The Other Woman - Beautiful Husbands - Leaf Season - The Afterlife - Wildlife - The Burglar Alarm - Conjunction - Brother Grasshopper - Spat - The Journey to the Dead - The Football Factory - Part of the Process - The Lens Factory - The Man Who Became a Soprano - Short Easter - A Sandstone Farmhouse - The Other Side of the Street - Aperto, Chiuso - Tristan and Iseult - Farrell's Caddie - The Rumor - Falling Asleep Up North - The Brown Chest - His Mother Inside Him - Bluebeard in Ireland - Baby's First Step - Playing with Dynamite - Scenes from the Fifties - The Black Room - Cruise - The Women Who Got Away - Lunch Hour - New York Girl - The Cats My Father on the Verge of Disgrace - Licks of Love in the Heart of the Cold War - Oliver's Evolution - Natural Color - How Was It, Really? - Metamorphosis - Personal Archaeology - Free - The Guardians - The Walk with Elizanne - The Laughter of the Gods - Varieties of Religious Experience - Spanish Prelude to a Second Marriage - Delicate Wives - The Accelerating Expansion of the Universe - German Lessons - The Road Home - My Father's Tears - Kinderszenen - The Apparition - Blue Light - Outage - The Full Glass), ed. Christopher Carduff

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Broomfield, Michael and de Bellis, Jack, John Updike: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials, 1948-2007, Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware, 2007.
  • Begley, Adam, Updike, Harper-Collins Publishers, New York, NY, 2014.

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