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Imagination and Idealism in John Updike's Fiction.

Author: Michial Farmer
Publisher: Rochester : Boydell & Brewer, 2017.
Series: Mind and American literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Concentrating on the role of the imagination in Updike's works, this book shows him to be an original and powerful thinker and not the callow sensationalist that he is sometimes accused of being.
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Farmer, Michial.
Imagination and Idealism in John Updike's Fiction.
Rochester : Boydell & Brewer, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michial Farmer
ISBN: 9781782049357 1782049355
OCLC Number: 978526740
Description: 1 online resource (238 pages).
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Hawthorne, Updike, and the Immoral Imagination; 1: John Updike and the Existentialist Imagination; Part I. The "Mythic Immensity" of the Parental Imagination; 2: "Flight," "His Mother Inside Him," and "Ace in the Hole"; 3: The Centaur; 4: Of the Farm, "A Sandstone Farmhouse," and "The Cats"; Part II. Collective Hallucination in the Adulterous Society; 5: "Man and Daughter in the Cold," "Giving Blood," "The Taste of Metal," and "Avec la Bébé-Sitter"; 6: Marry Me; 7: Couples and "The Hillies." Part III. Imaginative Lust in the Scarlet Letter Trilogy8: "The Football Factory," "Toward Evening," "Incest," "Still Life," "Lifeguard," "Bech Swings?" and "Three Illuminations in the Life of an American Author"; 9: A Month of Sundays; 10: Roger's Version; 11: S.; Part IV. Female Power and the Female Imagination; 12: "Marching through Boston," "The Stare," "Report of Health," "Living with a Wife," and "Slippage"; 13: The Witches of Eastwick; Part V. The Remembering Imagination. 14: "In Football Season," "First Wives and Trolley Cars," "The Day of the Dying Rabbit," "Leaving Church Early," and "The Egg Race"15: Memories of the Ford Administration; 16: "The Dogwood Tree," "A Soft Spring Night in Shillington," and "On Being a Self Forever"; Conclusion: Updike, Realism, and Postmodernism; Bibliography; Index; Credits.
Series Title: Mind and American literature.

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Concentrating on the role of the imagination in Updike's works, this book shows him to be an original and powerful thinker and not the callow sensationalist that he is sometimes accused of being.

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