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ISBN 10 : 0313299048
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Download The John Updike Encyclopedia PDF by Jack De Bellis Full Free and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Updike is one of the most seminal American writers of the 20th century and one of the most prolific as well. His writing consistently reveals stylistic brilliance, and through his engagement with America's moral and spiritual problems, his works chronicle America's hopes and dreams, failures and disappointments. Though an enormously popular writer, the complexity and elegance of his works have elicited much scholarly attention. Through several hundred alphabetically arranged entries, this book provides an exceptional resource for both casual and serious readers. Whether seeking a novel summary, an authoritative analysis of subjects, elucidation of an allusion, or a point about Updike's life and manner of composition, the encyclopedia is indispensable. Extensive cross-referencing, numerous bibliographies, and a thorough index enhance its usefulness.


Download Encyclopedia of American Literature PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781438140773
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Download John Updike Remembered PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781476630182
Pages : 229 pages
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Download John Updike Remembered PDF by Jack A. De Bellis Full Free and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-11-02 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fifty-three individuals present a prismatic view of the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and his work through anecdote and insight. Interviews and essays from family, friends and associates reveal sides of the novelist perhaps unfamiliar to the public--the high school prankster, the golfer, the creator of bedtime stories, the charming ironist, the faithful correspondent with scholars, the devoted friend and the dedicated practitioner of his craft. The contributors include his first wife, Mary Pennington, and three of their children; high school and college friends; authors John Barth, Joyce Carol Oates and Nicholson Baker; journalists Terri Gross and Ann Goldstein; and scholars Jay Parini, William Pritchard, James Plath, and Adam Begley, Updike's biographer.


Download John Updike: A Critical Biography PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9780313384042
Pages : 248 pages
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Download John Updike: A Critical Biography PDF by Bob Batchelor Full Free and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-04-23 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Demonstrates that beyond the common view of Updike as America's chronicler of the suburbs, he wrote experimental fiction that captured global issues Identifies how Updike used popular culture in his work, first as a way of providing context, then as a means of editorializing or critiquing American culture's growing consumerism Features analysis of Updike's poetry and literary criticism, two specific areas underserved in other scholarly examinations of Updike's work.


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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 10 : 9781611461305
Pages : 200 pages
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Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781611178630
Pages : 136 pages
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Download Understanding John Updike PDF by Frederic Svoboda Full Free and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2018-04-01 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The winner of every major American literary prize, John Updike (1932-2009) was one of the most popular and prolific novelists of his time and a major cultural figure who traced the high point and fall of midcentury American self-confidence and energy. A superb stylist with sixty books to his credit, he brilliantly rendered the physical surfaces of the nation's life even as he revealed the intense longings beneath those surfaces. In Understanding John Updike, Frederic Svoboda elucidates the author's deep insights into the second half of the twentieth century as seen through the lives of ordinary men and women. He offers extended close readings of Updike's most significant works of fiction, templates through which his entire oeuvre may be understood. A small-town Pennsylvanian whose prodigious talent took him to Harvard, a staff position at the New Yorker, and ultimately a life in suburban Massachusetts, where the pace of his literary output never slowed, Updike was very much in the American cultural tradition. His series of Rabbit Angstrom novels strongly echo Sinclair Lewis's earlier explorations of middle America, while The Witches of Eastwick and related novels are variations on Nathaniel Hawthorne's nineteenth-century classic The Scarlet Letter. His number-one best seller Couples examines what Time magazine called "the adulterous society" in the last year of the Kennedy administration, following the nation's fall from idealism into self-centeredness. Understanding John Updike will give both new readers and those already familiar with the author a firm grasp of his literary achievement. This outline of Updike's professional career highlights his importance in the life of the nation—not only as a novelist but also as a gifted essayist, reviewer, cultural critic, and poet.


Download The Cambridge Companion to John Updike PDF

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Download The Cambridge Companion to John Updike PDF by Stacey Olster Full Free and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2006-04-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Updike is one of the most prolific and important American authors of the contemporary period, with an acclaimed body of work that spans half a century and is inspired by everything from American exceptionalism to American popular culture. This Companion joins together a distinguished international team of contributors to address both the major themes in Updike's writing as well as the sources of controversy that Updike's writing has often provoked. It traces the ways in which historical and cultural changes in the second half of the twentieth century have shaped not just Updike's reassessment of America's heritage, but his reassessment of the literary devices by which that legacy is best portrayed. With a chronology and bibliography of Updike's published writings, this is the only guide students and scholars of Updike will need to understand this extraordinary writer.


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Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
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ISBN 10 : 9781571139726
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Imagination and Idealism in John Updike's Fiction PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781571139429
Pages : 238 pages
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Download John Updike's Pennsylvania Interviews PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781611461060
Pages : 294 pages
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Download John Updike's Pennsylvania Interviews PDF by James Plath Full Free and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-08-26 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: life, setting most of his early fiction and all of his award-winning novels in his home state. In John Updike’s Pennsylvania Interviews James Plath has compiled the first collection of interviews that illustrates and helps to explain the bond between one of America’s greatest literary talents and his beloved Pennsylvania. Includes an original introduction by James Plath.


Download The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature PDF

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ISBN 10 : 0195156536
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ISBN 10 : 9781498575614
Pages : 280 pages
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Download Masculinity and Place in American Literature since 1950 PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781498587334
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ISBN 10 : 9781474237185
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Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN 10 : 0820470902
Pages : 164 pages
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Download A Successful Novel Must Be in Want of a Sequel PDF

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ISBN 10 : 9781476633275
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ISBN 10 : 9784057664149
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