Random House has just republished John Updike's Bech series. The first book, Bech: A Book, was first published in 1970 and was a collection of stories originally published in The New Yorker. Henry Bech, the series main character, was considered Updike's alter-ego. Bech was, in almost every way, Updike's opposite. Where Updike was Protestant, Bech was Jewish; Bech had perpetual writers block and Updike probably never experienced the affliction. Bech is Back was published in 1982 and Bech at Bay was published in 1998.
I received the Bech series through a giveaway on Twitter. Thank you to Random House for these beautiful books!
|The spines look nice|
|All laid out|
The covers were redesigned to match the look of the original Rabbit series. I think they look pretty good!
|The Rabbit books|
|Original Bech cover|