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    [John Updike]. Bits. Thirteen twelvemo issues of the literary magazine, Bits (complete collection). Cleveland: Bits Press, 1975-1980. John Updike has signed issue #2. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.

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    Thirteen twelvemo volumes. Original string-tied wrappers. All eleven issues (two copies of issues #1 and #2 are present - Updike has signed one of the issues of #2) of this literary magazine. With notice of suspension of publication of this magazine laid-into issue #11. Housed in publisher's custom cloth clamshell case. This curious literary magazine was devoted to poems of twelve lines and less, based on Ezra Pound's comment: "A Chinaman said long ago that if a man can't say what he has to say in twelve lines he had better keep quiet." Contributors include: John Updike, Robert Wallace, Mary Ann Cronin, Marge Piercy, Roger Pfingston, and many others. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.



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