Rabbit Run and Other Short Stories

Rabbit Run and Other Short Stories
Author: LaDonna Berry Ring
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages:
Release: 2013-03-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1257619551

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This a compilation of a series of short stories written for children. The stories share various experiences and ideals from northwestern Oklahoma life. Many of the stories are based on actual events from LaDonna's life.

Rabbit Run

Rabbit  Run
Author: John Updike
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-06-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0141915145

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It's 1959 and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, one time high school sports superstar, is going nowhere. At twenty-six he is trapped in a second-rate existence - stuck with a fragile, alcoholic wife, a house full of overflowing ashtrays and discarded glasses, a young son and a futile job. With no way to fix things, he resolves to flee from his family and his home in Pennsylvania, beginning a thousand-mile journey that he hopes will free him from his mediocre life. Because, as he knows only too well, 'after you've been first-rate at something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second-rate'. Includes an afterword by the author.

New Essays on Rabbit Run

New Essays on Rabbit Run
Author: Stanley Trachtenberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 1993-09-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780521438841

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The essays in this collection examine the technical mastery and thematic range of John Updike's novel Rabbit Run.

The Midnight Tryst and Other Short Stories

The Midnight Tryst and Other Short Stories
Author: Christian Dawson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2015-10-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 132644848X

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A moonlit castle in a remote part of fourteenth century Cornwall provides a beguiling setting for a secret love tryst where passion, selfishness and betrayal are all too familiar. But things are far from what they seem. Then, there's an elderly lady who idolises her husband and the lifestyle they both lead, a self-assured lawyer who believes he has successfully buried a past that would otherwise come back to haunt him, a British agent desperate to escape the abhorrent treatment dealt by the hands of his captors, a business owner weaving a web of deceit, a young estate agent who believes he has finally overcome his bad luck, and the disappearance of a timid schoolboy that's hard to fathom. The Midnight Tryst and Other Short Stories presents a series of mystifying and enchanting vignettes that transform reality into dark worlds of supposition and make-believe, guaranteed to keep you guessing - incorrectly - until the final pages.

John Updike s Rabbit Tetralogy

John Updike s Rabbit Tetralogy
Author: Marshall Boswell
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2001
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0826263259

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Structure of the finished "mega-novel" echoes the work's thematic rationale." "To help readers who are interested in a particular Rabbit novel. Boswell devotes a chapter to each individual section of the tetralogy. At the same time, he treats each novel as an integral part of the more comprehensive whole." --Book Jacket.

Now Read this II

Now Read this II
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publsiher: Libraries Unlimited
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2002
Genre: Best books
ISBN: 9781563088674

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Annotated list of more than 500 titles (400 of which are new to this vol.) categorized by setting, story, characterization, or language.

Rabbit un redeemed

Rabbit  un redeemed
Author: Peter J. Bailey
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2006
Genre: Angstrom, Harry (Fictitious character)
ISBN: 9780838640531

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This book approaches Updike's oeuvre by illuminating its ongoing, pervasive conflict between faith and doubt. Concentrating on a trio of Olinger stories, the Rabbit Angstrom tetralogy, In the Beauty of the Lilies, and Rabbit Remembered and dramatizing most emphatically Updike's career-spanning dialogue with his complexly fragile religious beliefs, Bailey interprets the Rabbit saga as fictionalized spiritual autobiography in which, through imposing Harry Angstrom's perceptual limitations upon his own stylistic gifts, Updike set himself the toughest trial of his ethical and aesthetic creed of the spirit-affirming capacities of human perception and expression.

Study Guide to Rabbit Run and Rabbit Redux by John Updike

Study Guide to Rabbit  Run and Rabbit Redux by John Updike
Author: Intelligent Education
Publsiher: Influence Publishers
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2020-03-27
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 1645422879

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by John Updike, two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner for Fiction in 1982 and 1991. Titles in this study guide include Rabbit Run and Rabbit Redux. As a prominent voice of literary realism for 1970s American fiction, Updike’s Rabbit novels commented on the changing social and political hierarchies of late modernism in America’s Eisenhour era. Moreover, Updike has been called a “maker of fables and parables,” which can be seen through his use of symbolism and imagery. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Updike’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Companion to Literature

Companion to Literature
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 859
Release: 2009
Genre: American literature
ISBN: 143812743X

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Praise for the previous edition:Booklist/RBB "Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers"RUSA/ALA "Outstanding Reference Source"" ... useful ... Recommended for public libraries and undergraduates."

Still Looking

Still Looking
Author: John Updike
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2006-02-23
Genre: Art
ISBN: 014192182X

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In Still Looking, John Updike has collected together his thoughts and observations on American art to produce an eye-opening follow-up to his 1989 art criticism classic Just Looking. Beginning with early American portraits and landscapes, he goes on to extol two late-nineteenth-century masters, Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins, considers the eccentric pre-modern painter and graphic artist James McNeill Whistler, discusses the competing American Impressionists and Realists of the early twentieth century - and concludes with appreciations of the art of Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol. The resulting collection of essays is proof that Updike is still looking and seeing what only he can describe. 'As a writer Updike can do anything he wants' Margaret Atwood 'John Updike writes with a steady brilliance about the world out there' Guardian

The Twentieth Century American Fiction Handbook

The Twentieth Century American Fiction Handbook
Author: Christopher MacGowan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2011-02-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1405160233

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THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY AMERICAN FICTION Accessibly structured with entries on important historical contexts, central issues, key texts and the major writers, this Handbook provides an engaging overview of twentieth-century American fiction. Featured writers range from Henry James and Theodore Dreiser to contemporary figures such as Joyce Carol Oates, Thomas Pynchon, and Sherman Alexie, and analyses of key works include The Great Gatsby, Lolita, The Color Purple, and The Joy Luck Club, among others. Relevant contexts for these works, such as the impact of Hollywood, the expatriate scene in the 1920s, and the political unrest of the 1960s are also explored, and their importance discussed. This is a stimulating overview of twentieth-century American fiction, offering invaluable guidance and essential information for students and general readers.

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners
Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 702
Release: 1999
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 9781573561112

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List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

The John Updike Encyclopedia

The John Updike Encyclopedia
Author: Jack De Bellis
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780313299049

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John Updike is one of the most seminal American writers of the 20th century and one of the most prolific as well. In addition to his best-selling novels, he has written numerous poems, short stories, reviews, and essays. His writing consistently reveals stylistic brilliance, and through his engagement with America's moral and spiritual problems, his works chronicle America's hopes and dreams, failures and disappointments. Though he is an enormously popular writer, the complexity and elegance of his works have elicited growing scholarly attention. Through several hundred alphabetically arranged entries, this book provides both casual and serious readers an exceptional guide to his life and writings. Whether the reader is seeking a novel summary, an authoritative analysis of subjects, elucidation of an allusion, or a point about Updike's life or manner of composition, the encyclopedia is indispensable. A chronology summarizes the major events in Updike's career, while an introductory essay examines his progress as a writer, from his crafted light verse and informed reviews to his innovative novels and stories. The entries that follow summarize Updike's books, describe all major characters, explain allusions, identify major images and symbols, analyze principal subjects, discuss his life and career, and draw on the most significant scholarship. Entries include bibliographies, and the volume closes with a list of works for further reading.

Run Rabbit Run

Run Rabbit Run
Author: Barbara Mitchelhill
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 237
Release: 2011
Genre: Adventure stories
ISBN: 1849392498

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When Lizzie's dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay together, Lizzie and her brother Freddie go on the run with him, hiding from the police in idyllic Whiteway. But when their past catches up with them, they're forced to leave and it becomes more and more difficult to stay together as a family. Will they be able to? And will they ever find a place, like Whiteway, where they will be safe again?

A Study Guide for Updike s A P

A Study Guide for Updike s A   P
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1410337006

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A Study Guide for Updike's "A & P," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Encyclopedia of American Poetry The Twentieth Century

Encyclopedia of American Poetry  The Twentieth Century
Author: Eric L. Haralson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 2474
Release: 2014-01-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1317763211

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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.

Always Looking

Always Looking
Author: John Updike
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-11-27
Genre: Art
ISBN: 0307961834

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In this posthumous collection of John Updike’s art writings, a companion volume to the acclaimed Just Looking (1989) and Still Looking (2005), readers are again treated to “remarkably elegant essays” (Newsday) in which “the psychological concerns of the novelist drive the eye from work to work until a deep understanding of the art emerges” (The New York Times Book Review). Always Looking opens with “The Clarity of Things,” the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities for 2008. Here, in looking closely at individual works by Copley, Homer, Eakins, Norman Rockwell, and others, the author teases out what is characteristically “American” in American art. This talk is followed by fourteen essays, most of them written for The New York Review of Books, on certain highlights in Western art of the last two hundred years: the iconic portraits of Gilbert Stuart and the sublime landscapes of Frederic Edwin Church, the series paintings of Monet and the monotypes of Degas, the richly patterned canvases of Vuillard and the golden extravagances of Klimt, the cryptic triptychs of Beckmann, the personal graffiti of Miró, the verbal-visual puzzles of Magritte, and the monumental Pop of Oldenburg and Lichtenstein. The book ends with a consideration of recent works by a living American master, the steely sculptural environments of Richard Serra. John Updike was a gallery-goer of genius. Always Looking is, like everything else he wrote, an invitation to look, to see, to apprehend the visual world through the eyes of a connoisseur.