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Updike, John

The Centaur. Signed and inscribed somewhere in Russia.

The Centaur. Signed and inscribed somewhere in Russia.

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Updike, John The Centaur.

Series A Borzoi book.

New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1963.
8vo, [12], 3-302, [8] pp.

In publisher's hardcover and dust jacket.
In good condition, tears on dj.

Signed and inscribed by the author: "to Lila / with best wishes / John Updike / 19-XI-64." First edition.

Updike traveled to the USSR from October 20th to December 6th, 1964 (Bellis De J. The John Updike Encyclopedia, 2000).
For the first time in the Soviet Union "The Centaur" appeared in the magazine "Inostrannayaliteratura"(#1-2) in 1965. The book edition was published in 1966.
"The Centaur" won the National Book Award on March 1964.

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