John Updike's Short Story 'a and P' - an Analysis
GRIN Verlag, 2011 - 28 pages
Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 2.1, Churchill College, Cambridge (-), language: English, abstract: An exploration of Updike's shortest and most popular work, which argues that it appears at a seminal moment in American cultural history and this accounts for it continued popularity. The story's strong links with other American texts such as 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' are also explored.
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