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.

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context 4 volumes

Twentieth Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context  4 volumes
Author: Linda De Roche
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1348
Release: 2021-06-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1440853592

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This four-volume reference work surveys American literature from the early 20th century to the present day, featuring a diverse range of American works and authors and an expansive selection of primary source materials. Bringing useful and engaging material into the classroom, this four-volume set covers more than a century of American literary history—from 1900 to the present. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context profiles authors and their works and provides overviews of literary movements and genres through which readers will understand the historical, cultural, and political contexts that have shaped American writing. Twentieth-Century and Contemporary American Literature in Context provides wide coverage of authors, works, genres, and movements that are emblematic of the diversity of modern America. Not only are major literary movements represented, such as the Beats, but this work also highlights the emergence and development of modern Native American literature, African American literature, and other representative groups that showcase the diversity of American letters. A rich selection of primary documents and background material provides indispensable information for student research. Covers significant authors, as well as those neglected by history, and their works from major historical and cultural periods of the last century, including authors writing today Situates authors' works not only within their own canon but also with the historical and cultural context of the U.S. more broadly Positions primary documents after specific authors or works, allowing readers to read excerpts critically in light of the entries Examines literary movements, forms, and genres that also pay special attention to multi-ethnic and women writers

Research Guide to American Literature

Research Guide to American Literature
Author: John Cusatis
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1438134053

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Covers American literature during the postwar period.

Understanding John Updike

Understanding John Updike
Author: Frederic Svoboda
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2018-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1611178630

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The winner of every major American literary prize, John Updike (1932-2009) was one of the most popular and prolific novelists of his time and a major cultural figure who traced the high point and fall of midcentury American self-confidence and energy. A superb stylist with sixty books to his credit, he brilliantly rendered the physical surfaces of the nation's life even as he revealed the intense longings beneath those surfaces. In Understanding John Updike, Frederic Svoboda elucidates the author's deep insights into the second half of the twentieth century as seen through the lives of ordinary men and women. He offers extended close readings of Updike's most significant works of fiction, templates through which his entire oeuvre may be understood. A small-town Pennsylvanian whose prodigious talent took him to Harvard, a staff position at the New Yorker, and ultimately a life in suburban Massachusetts, where the pace of his literary output never slowed, Updike was very much in the American cultural tradition. His series of Rabbit Angstrom novels strongly echo Sinclair Lewis's earlier explorations of middle America, while The Witches of Eastwick and related novels are variations on Nathaniel Hawthorne's nineteenth-century classic The Scarlet Letter. His number-one best seller Couples examines what Time magazine called "the adulterous society" in the last year of the Kennedy administration, following the nation's fall from idealism into self-centeredness. Understanding John Updike will give both new readers and those already familiar with the author a firm grasp of his literary achievement. This outline of Updike's professional career highlights his importance in the life of the nation—not only as a novelist but also as a gifted essayist, reviewer, cultural critic, and poet.

Focus On 100 Most Popular United States National Medal of Arts Recipients

Focus On  100 Most Popular United States National Medal of Arts Recipients
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2015
ISBN: 4057664149

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American Literature in Transition 1990 2000

American Literature in Transition  1990   2000
Author: Stephen J. Burn
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2017-12-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1108548490

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Written in the shadow of the approaching millennium, American literature in the 1990s was beset by bleak announcements of the end of books, the end of postmodernism, and even the end of literature. Yet, as conservative critics marked the century's twilight hours by launching elegies for the conventional canon, American writers proved the continuing vitality of their literature by reinvigorating inherited forms, by adopting and adapting emerging technologies to narrative ends, and by finding new voices that had remained outside that canon for too long. By reading 1990s literature in a sequence of shifting contexts - from independent presses to the AIDS crisis, and from angelology to virtual reality - American Literature in Transition, 1990–2000 provides the fullest map yet of the changing shape of a rich and diverse decade's literary production. It offers new perspectives on the period's well-known landmarks, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, but also overdue recognition to writers such as Ana Castillo, Evan Dara, Steve Erickson, and Carole Maso.

John Updike A Critical Biography

John Updike  A Critical Biography
Author: Bob Batchelor
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-04-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0313384045

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Demonstrates that beyond the common view of Updike as America's chronicler of the suburbs, he wrote experimental fiction that captured global issues Identifies how Updike used popular culture in his work, first as a way of providing context, then as a means of editorializing or critiquing American culture's growing consumerism Features analysis of Updike's poetry and literary criticism, two specific areas underserved in other scholarly examinations of Updike's work.

The Bible in the American Short Story

The Bible in the American Short Story
Author: Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1474237185

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The Bible in the American Short Story examines Biblical influences in the post-World War II American short story. In a series of accessible chapters, Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg and Peter S. Hawkins offer close-readings of short stories by leading contemporary writers such as Flannery O'Connor, Allegra Goodman, Tobias Wolff and Kirstin Valdez Quade that highlight the biblical passages that they reference. Exploring episodes from the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament and both Jewish and Christian heritages, this book is an important contribution to understanding the influence of the Bible in contemporary literature.

Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction

Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction
Author: Liliana M. Naydan
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2016-05-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1611487447

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Rhetorics of Religion in American Fiction considers the way in which contemporary American authors address the subject of belief in the post-9/11 Age of Terror. Naydan suggests that after 9/11, fiction by Mohsin Hamid, Laila Halaby, Philip Roth, Don DeLillo, John Updike, and Barbara Kingsolver dramatizes and works to resolve impasses that exist between believers of different kinds at the extremes. These impasses emerge out of the religious paradox that shapes America as simultaneously theocratic and secular, and they exist, for instance, between liberals and fundamentalists, between liberals and certain evangelicals, between fundamentalists and artists, and between fundamentalists of different varieties. Ultimately, Naydan argues that these authors function as literary theologians of sorts and forge a relevant space beyond or between extremes. They fashion faith or lack thereof as hybridized and hence as a negotiation among secularism, atheism, faith, fundamentalism, and fanaticism. In so doing, they invite their readers into contemplations of religious difference and new ways of memorializing 9/11.

Becoming John Updike

Becoming John Updike
Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno
Publsiher: Camden House
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN: 1571135111

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When John Updike died in 2009, tributes from the literary establishment were immediate and fulsome. However, no one reading reviews of Updike's work in the late 1960s would have predicted that kind of praise for a man who was known then as a brilliant stylist who had nothing to say. What changed? Why? And what is likely to be his legacy? These are the questions that Becoming John Updike pursues by examining the journalistic and academic response to his writings. Several things about Updike's career make a reception study appropriate. First, he was prolific: he began publishing fiction and essays in 1956, published his first book in 1958, and from then on, brought out at least one new book each year. Second, his books were reviewed widely - usually in major American newspapers and magazines, and often in foreign ones as well. Third, Updike quickly became a darling of academics; the first book about his work was published in 1967, less than a decade after his own first book. More than three dozen books and hundreds of articles of academic criticism have been devoted to Updike. The present volume will appeal to the continuing interest in Updike's writing among academics and general readers alike. Laurence W. Mazzeno is President Emeritus of Alvernia University. Among other books, he has written volumes on Austen, Dickens, Tennyson, and Matthew Arnold for Camden House's Literary Criticism in Perspective series.

Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering

Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering
Author: Rebecca Bell-Metereau
Publsiher: Wayne State University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-12-07
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 0814339409

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Suffering in cinema can be crucial to how stars are cast in roles and perceived by audiences, whether it is performed on the screen or weathered in the form of scandal, heartbreak, disfiguration, or aging in an actor’s real life. In Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering, editors Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Colleen Glenn assemble thirteen scholars to consider fourteen stars whose careers have been defined by suffering on- or off-screen. Together, these essays question assumptions that an actor’s ability to project an enduring image—both symbolic and physical—is necessary for box-office success, demonstrating instead that disruptions often shape and direct the star image. Contributors in this collection examine a wide range of stars from the last seventy years. Some essays deal with actors who have transformed temporarily for a role, or permanently, through aging or accident, such as Joaquin Phoenix, Daniel Day-Lewis, Mickey Rourke, Charlize Theron, and Hilary Swank. Other essays consider stars’ attempts to conceal aspects of themselves from the public in order to maintain a palatable public image, including Rita Hayworth, Rock Hudson, and Michael Jackson. Some explore typecasting and audience expectations, noting how struggles with marriage, divorce, and aging intersect in the images of Natalie Wood, Marilyn Monroe, and Harrison Ford. A final set considers Sissy Spacek, Julia Roberts, and Halle Berry as women who reconfigure negative press and restrictive gender and racial expectations to their advantage, managing public perceptions of suffering in ways that flummox their critics. Star Bodies and the Erotics of Suffering offers film buffs, students, and scholars a fresh take on casting, method acting, audience reception, and the tensions at play in our fascination with an actor’s dual role as private individual and cultural icon.

Woody on Rye

Woody on Rye
Author: Vincent Brook
Publsiher: Brandeis University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2013-12-03
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1611684803

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Although Woody AllenÕs films have received extensive attention from scholars and critics, no book has focused exclusively on Jewishness in his work, particularly that of the late 1990s and beyond. In this anthology, a distinguished group of contributorsÑwhose work is richly contextualized in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, theater, and comedyÑexamine the schlemiel, Allen and women, the Jewish take on the Òmorality of murder,Ó AllenÕs take on Hebrew scripture and Greek tragedy, his stage work, his cinematic treatment of food and dining, and what happens to ÒJew YorkÓ when Woody takes his films out of New York City. Considered together, these essays delineate the intellectual, artistic, and moral development of one of cinemaÕs most durable and controversial directors.

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.

Redemption and Vengeance

Redemption and Vengeance
Author: Robert Yannetta
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2012-03-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1105600173

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A'arch the drow, Lammina the aquene and the rest of their friends, the members of the Company of Elite Honor, return in the final chapter of the "Drow and the Dragon" trilogy to assist their new friend Darkness (a humanoid rabbit chimera) seek vengeance against his creator, the evil drow wizard Ghaundriirn for turning him from the innocent bunny bounding in the forest into the bipedal creation he is now.

Shifter s Redemption

Shifter s Redemption
Author: Angelique S. Anderson
Publsiher: Angelique S. Anderson
Total Pages:
Release: 2020-11-30
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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Being a shifter has its advantages. Only Hope Ambrose doesn’t know she’s a shifter. Not until Lucien Spencer, deemed “The Hunter,” ransacks her village, killing everyone she loves. On her dying friends’ lips, Hope will hear words that will literally change her life, and when she wakes up a wolf in an unknown land, things get weird. Alone to figure things out, and only her grief to keep her company, an unwanted stranger will introduce her to a hidden world of the “Changed Ones.” A race of shifter guardians that the Omniscients set in place to protect humanity from the evil that is Lucien. Whether or not she likes it, this unfamiliar world is where she belongs. But after a disturbing twist of events, Hope quickly realizes how weak she is, and how quickly Lucien could overtake her. With the help of some new friends, Hope must find out her own inner powers, and her place in this new world, before the humans she was meant to protect have to pay the ultimate price. Narnia fans, welcome to an exciting new adventure.

The Unredeemed Captive

The Unredeemed Captive
Author: John Demos
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-05-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 030779069X

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Nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Francis Parkman Prize. The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavoured to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband. Out of this incident, The Bancroft Prize-winning historian John Devos has constructed a gripping narrative that opens a window into North America where English, French, and Native Americans faced one another across gilfs of culture and belief, and sometimes crossed over.

The Redemption Club Collection

The Redemption Club Collection
Author: Anne Marie Becker
Publsiher: Anne Marie Becker
Total Pages:
Release: 2019-07-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1944055940

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The Redemption Club Collection includes three complete (90,000-word) books from the series. In a city built for sin, the Redemption Club is a secret society that exists to fulfill a person’s darkest desires… STACKING THE DECK Redemption Club, Book 1 Resourceful Skye Hamilton puts her survival training to good use taking the dangerous tasks nobody else wants. When a job searching for a runaway teen brings Redemption Club members gunning for her, putting those she cares about in danger, she’ll risk everything to fight the enemy. Including her heart. Jared Bennigan, bodyguard to the Las Vegas elite, accepted his latest job hoping it would lead to his sister, but he’s not the only one looking for a missing woman. Skye’s enticing blue eyes contradict her tough, distrusting exterior, revealing an intriguing combination of vulnerability and intelligence. But those eyes are watching his client—through her rifle’s scope. To find both missing women, Jared will need to convince Skye—who plays a wicked game of hard-to-get—to be his partner. It’s the ultimate game of survival of the fittest. But who will win? SLEIGHT OF HAND Redemption Club, Book 2 Raised by con artists, Emily Moore has done her share of manipulating others to make ends meet. She’s working hard to go legit and make up for her past, but she still knows how to spot an easy mark. And when to walk away from a bad situation. Emily learned life’s lessons the hard way, and now a tough exterior hides her one weakness—her love for the man who left her. After a high profile murder, Detective Adam Wilde’s brother disappears, becoming both the Las Vegas Police Department’s primary suspect and the real killer’s target. He suspects an underground group called the Redemption Club, which trades in dark deeds, is behind the murder, and it’s essential he finds his brother before the Club does. Their hearts are telling them to let go of the past, but trust has never been easy for either Emily or Adam. It’ll take a common purpose, and an undeniable passion, to reunite them. To find Tanner and defeat the head of Redemption Club, they’ll need each other—and they’ll need to come up with the con of their lives. RAISING THE STAKES Redemption Club, Book 3 Ivy Stone works hard to maintain her ice queen image. Without the façade, people get close—and then shegets hurt. Still, as manager of a luxurious Las Vegas hotel, sometimes she has to put herself in the limelight to protect all she’s worked for, especially when her father’s rumored association with the underground crime web, Redemption Club, risks everything.When idle threats become a very real danger, forcing her to consider the unthinkable to protect herself, she approaches a rival with an unusual deal. At Global Security Solutions, Devlin Grimm is more accustomed to playing bodyguard than kidnapper. However, when the beautiful and untouchable Ivy Stone enters his office with a strange request, it’s like a gift from the heavens. She could be the key to finally taking down the notorious Redemption Club. However vulnerable and enticing she appears, Dev suspects the woman has secrets, and she may well be manipulating him. Will Ivy be the source of his salvation or his demise?