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    John Updike. Collection of DVDs, VHS Tapes and Audiotapes featuring works by Updike, some read by the author himself. List available online. From the collection of Alexander J. Jemal, Jr.

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    A&P  A DVD Video produced by "Films for the Humanities and Sciences."  The DVD had the following summary:  "When Queenie and her friends, dressed only in bathing suits, enter Lengel's A&P to buy kipper snacks, the life of Sammy the cashier is changed forever." This program presents a dramatization of John Updike's frequently anthologized story in an interview with Donald M. Murray, columnist for The Boston Globe and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer.  (31 minutes, color)


    The Afterlife and Other Stories  Random House Audio Books. 3 hours, 2 cassettes.  John Updike reads 5 stories from his works.  "The Man Who Became a Soprano", "The Afterlife", "The Other Side of the Street", "Farrell's Caddie", and "Grandparenting". 


    American Master, The Short Stories of Raymond Carver, John Cheever and John Updike  Random Audio Books.  3 hours.  Contains the following selected stories read by John Updike:  "A&P," "Pigeon Feathers," "The Family Meadow," "The Witnesses," "The Alligator," and "Separating."


    Assorted Prose  Books on Tape. 12 hours. 8 - 1 ½ hour cassettes.  Read by Wolfram Kandinsky.  Includes "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," "On the Sidewalk, Mr. Ex-Resident," "Drinking from a Cup Made Cinchy." "The Dogwood Tree:  A Boyhood."  "The Lucid Eye in Silver Town." "My Uncle's Death," "Beerbohm and Others, "Faith in Search of Understanding," and "More Love in the Western World."


    The Author Speaks - Prose & Poetry  Audio Forum.  1 cassette, 47 minutes.  Recorded in 1967.  Works read by John Updike.  ______ a second copy re-recorded at a later date.


    Bech at Bay and Before:  Three beck Novels  Random House Audio Books. 6 hours, 4 cassettes.  Audio focuses on "Beck at Bay," with segments of "Bech a Book" and "Bech is Back." read by Ron Rifkin.


    The Best of Playboy Fiction  Brilliance Audio.  Approximately 3 hours, 2 cassettes.  A collection of short stories by John Irving, John Updike, Margaret Atwood and Jay McInerney.  "Nevada" by Updike read by Michael Page.


    Golf Dreams  Random House Audio Books. 2 cassettes.  Read by John Updike


    Hugging the Shore - Parts 1, 2 & 3   Books on Tape


    The John Updike Audio Collection  Caedmon.  6 hours, 5 compact discs. Performed as follows:

    "Foreward" read by John Updike,

    "Killing" read by Jane Alexander,

    "The Family Meadow" read by John Updike,

    "The Orphaned Swimming Pool" read by Jane Alexander. 

    "A & P" read by Edward Herrmann,

    "Gesturing" read by Jane Alexander,

    "Snowing in Greenwich Village" read by John Updike.

    "The Bulgarian Poetess" read by Edward Herrmann,

    The Persistence of Desire" read by John Updike.

    "The Man Who Loved Extinct Mammals" read by Jane Alexander,

    "Lifeguard" read by John Updike,

    "Your Lover Just Called" read by Edward Herrmann,

    "Ace in the Hole" read by Jane Alexander.

    "Pigeon Feathers" read by Edward Herrmann.


    John Updike in his Own Words: "Films for the Humanities and Sciences."  56 minutes, color.  The DVD had the following summary:  "This  is a rare glimpse into the literary psyche of one of America's premier novelists, who has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for literature.  In the only writers' workshop Updike has ever conducted, the author explores his beginnings as a writer, and offers his unique perception of the writing process-including his insistence that "most of the best fiction is written out of early impressions."  Workshop sessions are blended with exclusive interviews in which Updike talks about his Pennsylvania roots, and read aloud from his own works.  Printed on-screen selections from specific titles emphasize given topics." 


    John Updike Reading from his Works:

    The Centaur" (excerpt)

      poem "Earthworm"

      poem "Telephone Poles"

      poem "Maples in a Spruce Forest"


    Mobile of Birds"

    Telephone Poles and Other Poems."

    Lifeguard" (complete story)



    John Updike Reads from "Couples" and "Pigeon Feathers"

    Pigeon Feathers", "The Persistence of Desire" (complete)

    Couples", the chapter entitled "Thin Ice" (excerpts)

                1.  "As in sleep we need to dream,.Piet saw she was going to be trouble."

                2.  "Sometimes in these warm pale nights, .She ignored his confession."

                3.  "Dear Piet-.Accept this kiss."

                4.  "After church, on the hill.henceforth he would love her less."

                     From "Pigeon Feathers", The Blessed Man of Boston, My Grandmother's Thimble, and Fanning Island

                                 5.  "It is a simple the end".  ______ same.  Caldmon cassette.


    Landleben  Radio Bremen.  4 CD's. German Audio Recording of "Villages" read by Hans Peter Hallwachs. 


    Licks of Love, Books on Tape  9 cassettes.  12 hours.  Read by Michael Prichard


    Memories of the Ford Administration:  10 - 1 ½ hour cassettes.  Collector's Edition.  Read by Michael Prichard  ______ same as above.  Used Library edition.


    A Month of Sundays  Books on Tape. 7.5 hours.  5 - 1 ½ hour cassettes.  Read by Wolfram Kandinsky


    My Father's Tears and Other Stories  Brilliance Audio 8 disc 8 hours 55 minutes.  Unabridged library edition read by Luke Daniels.  JU's final collection of short stories.


            Personal Archaeology


            The Walk with Elizanne

            The Guardians

            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


            The Apparition

           Blue Light


            The Full Glass             


    Of the Farm  Books on Tape (Special Library Edition) 5 - 1 hour cassettes. Read by Jack Hakach.

      Original cassette recorded in 1967.  Read by John Updike.A later re-recording.


    Rabbit at Rest  Random House Audio Books/Books on Tape. 22 hours, 14 minutes, 18 compact discs.  Read by Arthur Morey


    Rabbit at Rest  Random House Audio Books/Books on Tape.  2 cassettes. Read by John Updike


    Rabbit is Rich  Random House Audio Books/Books on Tape. 19 hours, 24 minutes, 17 compact discs.  Read by Arthur Morey


    Rabbit Redux  Random House Audio/Books on Tape.  15 hours, 58 minutes, 13 compact disc.  Read by Arthur Morey


    Rabbit Remembered  Random House Audio/Books on Tape.  7 hours, 1 minute, 6 compact discs.  Read by Arthur Morey


    Rabbit Run  Random House Audio Books/Books on Tape.  12 hours, 6 minutes, 10 compact discs.  Read by Arthur Morey


    S: A Novel  Random House Audio Books. 2 cassettes, 3 hours.  Read by Kathryn Walker


    Seek My Face  Random House Audio Books. Approximately 9 hours, 8 compact disc.  Read by Kathryn Walker


    Selected Short Stories John Updike  Random Audio Books.  Short stories by Raymond Carver, John Cheever and John Updike.  This is a later separate recording of the selected stories previously recorded in American Masters.


    Selected Short Stories:  Lots of Laughs!  Symphonyspace. 22.12 minutes.  John Updike's "Farrell's Caddie" read by Charles Keating.


    Sunday Book & Author Breakfast  National Audio Video Transcripts.  Annual Meeting.  Single Cassette.  Richard Ford, Amy Tan and John Updike


    Terrorist  Brilliance Audio. Approximately 10 hours, 9 discs. Read by Christopher Lane


    Terrorist (German Edition)  Brilliance Audio. 7 compact discs.  Read by Ulrich Noethen


    Too Far To Go  VHS.  Sea Cliff Productions, 98 minutes.  Michael Moriarty & Blyth Danner with Glen Close and Ken Kercheval


    Trust Me  Random House Audio Books.  2 hours, 50 minutes, 2 cassettes. Updike reads 9 stories from "Trust Me"

    "Trust Me," "Deaths of Distant Friends," "Pygmalion"

    "The Lovely Troubled Daughters of Our Old Crowd," "Still of Some Use," "Poker Night"

    "The City,"

    "Getting into the Set," "Learn a Trade."


    Villages  Random House Audio Books.  10 hours, 6 cassettes.  Read by Edward Herrmann


    The Widows of Eastwick  Random House Audio Books.  11 hours, 9 compact discs.  Read by Kate Reading


    The Witches of Eastwick  Random House Audio Books.  12 hours, 10 compact discs.  Read by Kate Reading


    The Witches of Eastwick  VHS.  Warner Home Video (Stereo).  118 minutes.




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