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John Updike : a collection of critical essays

Author: David Thorburn, Ph. D.; Howard Eiland
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, ©1979.
Series: A Spectrum book; Twentieth century views, 143.
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A collection of critical essays examining individual texts as well as more general accounts of the religious and sexual themes that run through his fiction.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Essays
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
John Updike.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. : Prentice-Hall, c1979
(OCoLC)562159659
Named Person: John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Thorburn, Ph. D.; Howard Eiland
ISBN: 0139376070 9780139376078 0139375996 9780139375996
OCLC Number: 4776840
Performer(s): ISBN 0-13-937599-6 Pbk : \3.20.
Description: ix, 222 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction / David Thorburn --
An image of precarious life / Richard Gilman --
Rabbit angstrom's unseen world / Dean Doner --
Rabbit's progress / Richard Locke --
Updike, Malamud, and the fire this time / Robert Alter --
Updike's American comedies / Joyce Carol Oates --
Play in couples / Howard Eiland --
Post-pill paradise lost: Couples / David Lodge --
A month of Sundays: scarlet letters / George Steiner --
Updike as matchmaker: Marry me / Josephine Hendin --
The poorhouse fair: a fragile vision of specialness / Joyce Markle --
The centaur: epic paean and pastoral lament / Larry E. Taylor --
A note on character in The centaur / Martin Price --
Shrine and sanctuary: Of the farm / Edward P. Vargo --
Family Quarrels in Of the farm / Charles Thomas Samuels --
Updike in Africa / Robert Towers --
Boy's Life / Deborah McGill --
The same door: unexpected gifts / Robert Detweiler --
Memory in Pigeon feathers / Arthur Mizener --
Updike's search for liturgy / Michael Novak --
The Music School: a place of resonance / Charles Thomas Samuels --
Keeping up with Updike: Bech: a book / Jack Richardson --
At the flashpoint: Museums and women / Rosemary Dinnage --
Disengagement in Museums and women / Richard Todd --
Chronology of important dates --
Notes on the editors and contributors --
Selected bibliography.
Series Title: A Spectrum book; Twentieth century views, 143.
Responsibility: edited by David Thorburn and Howard Eiland.

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A collection of critical essays examining individual texts as well as more general accounts of the religious and sexual themes that run through his fiction.

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