Updike: America's Man of Letters

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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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Updike: America's man of letters

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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
11
The Novelist Takes Off
45
The Pennsylvania Thing
63
Adultery and Its Consequences
117
Impersonations of Men in Trouble 1
145
Impersonations of Men in Trouble 2
169
Extravagant Fictions
195
The Critic and Reviewer
229
Poet Memoirist
253
Rabbit Retired
277
PostRabbit Effects
301
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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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