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Updike, John

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Rabbit, run by John Updike( Book )

494 editions published between 1960 and 2017 in 22 languages and held by 6,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-two-year-old Rabbit Angstrom is a salesman in a local department store, father of a preschool-age son, and husband to an alcoholic wife who was his second-best high school sweetheart. The squalor and tragedy of their lives reminds us that salvation is a personal undertaking
The witches of Eastwick by John Updike( Book )

189 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 4,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie ply their individual witcheries in contemporary Eastwick, Rhode Island, and are themselves bewitched by a dark, wealthy, decadent stranger
Rabbit is rich by John Updike( Book )

203 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 4,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hero of John Updike's Rabbit, Run (1960), ten years after the hectic events described in Rabbit Redux (1971), has come to enjoy considerable prosperity as Chief Sales Representative of Springer Motors, a Toyota agency in Brewer, Pennsylvania. The time is 1979: Skylab is falling, gas lines are lengthening, the President collapses while running in a marathon, and double-digit inflation coincides with a deflation of national confidence. Nevertheless, Harry Angstrom feels in good shape, ready to enjoy life at last-- until his son, Nelson, returns from the West, and the image of an old love pays a visit to his lot. New characters and old populate these scenes from Rabbit's middle age, as he continues to pursue, in his erratic fashion, the rainbow of happiness
Rabbit at rest by John Updike( Book )

137 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ex-basketball player Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom has acquired heart trouble, a Florida condo and a second grandchild. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically and his wife, Janice, decides in mid-life to become a working girl. As, through the winter, spring and summer of 1989, Reagan's debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live."
Rabbit redux by John Updike( Book )

185 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 4,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel Rabbit, Run, it is 1969 and the times are changing in America. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife leaves him, and suddenly, into his confused life comes Jill, a runaway who becomes his lover. But when she invites her friend to stay, a young black radical named Skeeter, the pair's fragile harmony soon begins to fail
Terrorist by John Updike( Book )

125 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 17 languages and held by 4,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ahmad, threatened by the hedonistic society around him, gets involved in a plot, with reverberations that rouse the Department of Homeland Security
The centaur by John Updike( Book )

270 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 24 languages and held by 3,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story retells the Greek myth of the centaur, Chiron, who sacrifices his immortality for Prometheus. In the retelling, Olympus becomes Olinger High School; Chiron teaches general science; and, Prometheus is his 15-year-old son. Set in 1947 Pennsylvania
Couples by John Updike( Book )

285 editions published between 1967 and 2018 in 18 languages and held by 3,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the lives of a group of couples in an upperclass Boston suburb through their parties, recreations, child neglect, and wife-swapping
In the beauty of the lilies by John Updike( Book )

81 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Updike's seventeenth novel begins in 1910, and traces God's relation to four generations of an American family, beginning with Clarence Wilmot, a Presbyterian clergyman in Paterson, New Jersey. He loses his faith, and becomes an encyclopedia salesman and a motion-picture addict. The remainder of Clarence's family moves to the small town of Basingstoke, Delaware, where his cautious son, Teddy, becomes a mailman. Faithless himself, Teddy marries a good Methodist girl and begets Esther, whose prayers are always answered; she becomes an object of worship, a twentieth-century goddess. Her neglected son, Clark, makes his way back to the fiery fundamentals of Protestant piety. The novel ends in 1990, in Lower Branch, Colorado, and on television. Taking its title from the "Battle-Hymn of the Republic," In the Beauty of the Lilies spins one saga, one wandering tapestry thread, of the American Century
A child's calendar by John Updike( Book )

36 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 3,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twelve poems describing the activities in a child's life and the changes in the weather as the year moves from January to December
The coup by John Updike( Book )

116 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updike presents the story of a fictitious modern African state called Kush, narrated tongue-in-cheek by Kush's exiled president, Colonel Felix Ellellou
Pigeon feathers, and other stories by John Updike( Book )

156 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These stories 'are filled with gentle humor and irony. Youth, marriage, and family life provide most of the themes." Cincinnati Public Libr
The poorhouse fair by John Updike( Book )

177 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 3,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the third Wednesday of every August the inhabitants of a mansion-turned-poorhouse in central New Jersey hold their annual fair; this novel describes a fair that occurs about twenty years from now [1958], when the United States itself is heading downhill ... While 'The Poorhouse Fair, ' insofar as it regrets the decline of patriotism, handcraft, and religion, carries a conservative message, its technique is unorthodox; without so much regard for fictional conventions, the author attempts to locate, in the ambiguous area between farce and melodrama, reality's own tone."
S. by John Updike( Book )

112 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 18 languages and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Englander Sarah Worth goes west to join a Hindu commune in Arizona. There she mingles with the other sannyasins (pilgrims) in the difficult attempt to subdue ego and achieve salvation and release from illusion
Roger's version by John Updike( Book )

91 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divinity professor, Roger Lambert, is visited by Dale Kohler, an earnest young student who wants a grant to prove the existance of God by computer. The visit disrupts Roger's ordinary existence, bringing many complications to his life
A month of Sundays by John Updike( Book )

114 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confessions of a clergyman
Marry me : a romance by John Updike( Book )

177 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 20 languages and held by 2,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deftly satirical portrait of life and love in a suburban town as only Updike can paint it
The best American short stories of the century by John Updike( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and German and held by 2,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Best American Short Stories of the Century brings together the best of the best - fifty-five extraordinary stories that represent a century's worth of unsurpassed accomplishments in this quintessentially American literary genre. Here are the stories that have endured the test of time: masterworks by such writers as Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Willa Cather, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Saroyan, Flannery O'Connor, John Cheever, Eudora Welty, Philip Roth, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Cynthia Ozick, and others. These are the writers who have shaped and defined the landscape of the American short story, who have unflinchingly explored all aspects of the human condition, and whose works will continue to speak to us as we enter the next century."--Jacket
The widows of Eastwick by John Updike( Book )

61 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie return to the old Rhode Island seaside town where they indulged in wicked mischief under the influence of the diabolical Darryl Van Horne. Darryl is gone, and their lovers of the time have aged or died, but enchantment remains in the familiar streets and scenery of the village, where they enjoyed their lusty primes as free and empowered women. And, among the local citizenry, there are still those who remember them, and wish them ill. How they cope with the lingering traces of their evil deeds, the shocks of a mysterious counterspell, and the advancing inroads of old age are at the heart of Updike's delightful, ominous sequel.--From publisher description
Bech : a book by John Updike( Book )

119 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Updike's most irresistible hero since Rabbit Angstrom is an author famous for his writer's block, a Jew adrift in a world of gentiles. As he roams from one adventure to the next, he view life with a blend of wonder and cynicism that will make readers laugh with delight and wince in recognition
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Rabbit at rest
The witches of EastwickRabbit is richRabbit at restRabbit reduxTerroristThe centaurCouplesIn the beauty of the lilies
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Apdaĭk, Dzhon

Apdaĭk, Dzhon 1932-2009

Apdaiḳ, Gʹon 1932-2009

Apdaikas Džonas

Apdaikas, Džonas 1932-2009

Apdaikas Džonas Hojeris

Apdaiks, Džons 1932-

Apdaiks, Džons, 1932-2009

Apdajk, Dž. 1932-2009

Apdajk, Džon.

Apdajk, Džon 1932-2009

Con Apdayk

Džon Apdajk

Ioannes Updike

John Hoyer Updike

John Updike

John Updike American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic

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John Updike Amerikaans schrijver

John Updike amerikansk författare och poet

John Updike amerikansk skribent og poet

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John Updike écrivain américain

John Updike scrittore statunitense

John Updike spisovateľ USA

John Updike US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

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Updike J.

Updike J. 1932-2009

Updike John

Updike, John 1932-

Updike John Hoyer

Updike, John Hoyer 1932-...

Updike, John Hoyer 1932-2009

Updike'as Johnas

Τζον Άπνταϊκ

Τζον Άπνταϊκ Αμερικανός λογοτέχνης

Апдайк Д.

Апдайк Дж

Апдайк, Дж 1932-2009

Апдайк Джон

Апдайк, Джон 1932-

Апдайк, Джон 1932-2009

Джон Апдайк

Джон Апдайк американський письменник, літературний критик

Джон Хойер Апдайк американский писатель

Джон Ъпдайк

Џон Апдајк

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אפדייק, ג"ון

אפדייק, גʹון 1932-2009

אפדיק, ג'ון 1932-2009

ג'ון אפדייק

أبدايك، جون

أبدايك، جون، 1932-

آپدايک، جان.

جان آپدایک شاعر و نویسنده آمریکایی

جان اپڈائيک

جون أبدايك

جون أبديك، 1932-

जॉन अपडाइक

जाह्न अपडैक

জন আপ্‌ডাইক্‌

ਜੌਨ ਅੱਪਡਾਇਕ

ჯონ აპდაიკი

업다이크, J. 1932-2009

업다이크, 존 1932-2009

업다이크, 존 호이어 1932-2009

업다이크, 죤 1932-2009

존 업다이크

アップダイク, J.

アップダイク, ジョン

アプダイク, ジョン