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Rabbit tales : poetry and politics in John Updike's Rabbit novels

Author: Lawrence R Broer
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the tales of "Rabbit" Angstrom, John Updike has produced one of the most compelling literary tapestries of our time. Updike's Rabbit, the aging high-school basketball star adrift in the century's confusion, is an archetypal American hero, one strikingly real and individual yet emblematic of his class, his country, and his era. Lawrence R. Broer brings together twelve essays by prominent Updike scholars to  Read more...
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Rabbit tales.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1998
(OCoLC)607055962
Named Person: John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike; John Updike
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence R Broer
ISBN: 0817308997 9780817308995
OCLC Number: 37616277
Description: x, 246 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: No place to run : Rabbit Angstrom as Adamic Hero / Donald J. Greiner --
Updike redux : a series retrospective / Charles Berryman --
"Middling, hidden, troubled America" : John Updike's Rabbit tetralogy / Jeff H. Campbell --
Appropriating the scene : the world of Rabbit at rest / Dilvo I. Ristoff --
Corn chips, catheters, Toyotas : the making of history in Rabbit at rest / Edward Vargo --
The Rabbit tetralogy : from solitude to society to solitude again / Matthew Wilson --
Rabbit redux reduced : rededicated? redeemed? / Joseph J. Waldmeir --
Rabbit Angstrom : John Updike's ambiguous pilgrim / Ralph C. Wood --
The mother load : a look at Rabbit's oedipus complex / Paula R. Buck --
Sports, basketball, and fortunate failure in the Rabbit tetralogy / Jack B. Moore --
Rabbit at rest : the return of the work ethic / Judie Newman --
Verbal Vermeer : Updike's middle-class portraiture / James Plath.
Responsibility: edited by Lawrence R. Broer.

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This work brings together 12 essays by prominent Updike scholars to illuminate the achievement of the four Rabbit novels and demonstrate the importance of the Rabbit novels to Updike's canon and to  Read more...

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