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Myth and gospel in the fiction of John Updike

Author: John McTavish
Publisher: Cambridge : Lutterworth Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the work of the American novelist John Updike, revealing the powerful mythic and sacred themes that underlie his fictional world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Updike; John Updike
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John McTavish
ISBN: 9780718847647 0718847644
OCLC Number: 1104139192
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Introduction: David Updike's "Tribute to Dad"; Myth and Gospel in John Updike's Early Fiction; 1. Myth and the Problem of Nothingness in The Witches of Eastwick; 2. Myth, Gospel, and The Centaur; 3. Barthian Myths in Three Early Novels; 4. The Myth of Eros in Marry Me; Interlude with the Hamiltons; 5. Can a Novel Be Christian? John Updike and A Month of Sundays; 6. John Updike's Prescription for Survival; Myth and Gospel in John Updike's Later Fiction; 7. Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy and Ayckbourn's Norman Conquests Trilogy; 8. A Potpourri of Reviews Myth and Gospel in John's Updike's Poetry and Short Stories9. Myth and Gospel in Updike's Religious Poetry; 10. Myth and Gospel in Updike's Short Stories; Meeting John Updike in Print and in Person; 11. Readers Share Discoveries and Recommendations; 12. An Interview with John Updike; 13. John Updike, 1932-2009; Afterword; Acknowledgments; Selected Bibliography; Back Cover
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An exploration of the work of the American novelist John Updike, revealing the powerful mythic and sacred themes that underlie his fictional world.

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