Updike: America's Man of Letters

Liverpool University Press, 2005 - 350 pages

By the age of twenty-eight, John Updike had already been published in the three major forms -- novel, poem, and short story -- he would continue to explore with steadily expanding skill and authority. For the next four decades his literary career would realize itself primarily in these three forms, but also in essays, reviews, and memoirs, and in resourceful commentary on his own work -- the stuff of many interviews and prefaces. In this book, William H. Pritchard offers not a biography, but an insightful portrait of the writer and his work.


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Pritchard, professor of English at Amherst College and the author of many books on American literature, offers the first attempt at a comprehensive assessment of John Updike!s entire career as a ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

The Man of Letters
The Novelist Takes Off
The Pennsylvania Thing
Adultery and Its Consequences
Impersonations of Men in Trouble 1
Impersonations of Men in Trouble 2
Extravagant Fictions
The Critic and Reviewer
Poet Memoirist
Rabbit Retired
PostRabbit Effects
Droits d'auteur

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À propos de l'auteur (2005)

William H. Pritchard is Henry Clay Folger Professor of English at Amherst College, where he has taught since 1958. His many books include Shelf Life: Literary Essays and Reviews; Randall Jarrell: A Literary Life; and Frost: A Literary Life Reconsidered.

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