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Book Rabbit at Rest

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2006-06-01
  • ISBN : 0141915196
  • Pages : 512 pages

Download or read book Rabbit at Rest written by John Updike and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2006-06-01 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It's 1989, and Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom is far from restful. Fifty-six and overweight, he has a struggling business on his hands and a heart that is starting to fail. His family, too, are giving him cause for concern. His son Nelson is a wreck of a man, a cocaine addict with shattered self-respect. Janice, his wife, has decided that she wants to be a working girl. And as for Pru, his daughter-in-law, she seems to be sending out signals to Rabbit that he knows he should ignore, but somehow can't. He has to make the most of life, after all. He doesn't have much time left ...

Book Rabbit at Rest

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-08-26
  • ISBN : 0307744108
  • Pages : 608 pages

Download or read book Rabbit at Rest written by John Updike and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-08-26 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Howells Medal, and the National Book Critics Circle Award In John Updike’s fourth and final novel about Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, the hero has acquired a Florida condo, a second grandchild, and a troubled, overworked heart. His son, Nelson, is behaving erratically; his daughter-in-law, Pru, is sending him mixed signals; and his wife, Janice, decides in midlife to return to the world of work. As, through the year of 1989, Reagan’s debt-ridden, AIDS-plagued America yields to that of the first George Bush, Rabbit explores the bleak terrain of late middle age, looking for reasons to live and opportunities to make peace with a remorselessly accumulating past.

Book John Updike s Rabbit Tetralogy

Download or read book John Updike s Rabbit Tetralogy written by Marshall Boswell and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book John Updike s Rabbit at Rest

Download or read book John Updike s Rabbit at Rest written by Dilvo I. Ristoff and published by Peter Lang Pub Incorporated. This book was released on 1998 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "John Updike's Rabbit at Rest: Appropriating History" is a new historicist reading of Updike's last Rabbit novel. It follows the day-to-day chronology of events, in the novel and in the media, showing how history, with its variety and polyphonic immediacy, is appropriated by the characters, with what criteria, through which tropes, and to what ideological purpose. Although the emphasis of the text falls on Updike's appropriation of American history in the 1980's as it manifests itself in "Rabbit at Rest," significant references are also made to the other Rabbit novels. These novels show how the history of the earlier decades is made into a "motive" for the characters' thoughts, feelings, and actions.

Book Rabbit Angstrom

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release : 1991
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 1600 pages

Download or read book Rabbit Angstrom written by John Updike and published by Everyman's Library. This book was released on 1991 with total page 1600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Four novels trace the life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom against the changing American society from the sixties to the eighties

Book Rabbit  Run

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2010-08-26
  • ISBN : 0307744078
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read book Rabbit Run written by John Updike and published by Random House. This book was released on 2010-08-26 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A lacerating story of loss and of seeking, written in prose that is charged with emotion but is always held under impeccable control.”—Kansas City Star Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his—or any other—generation. Its hero is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, a onetime high-school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son. He is twenty-six years old, a man-child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty—even, in a sense, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. Though his flight from home traces a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the faith that he is on the right path, an invisible line toward his own salvation as straight as a ruler’s edge.

Book Rabbit is Rich

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • Release : 1982
  • ISBN : 9780449245484
  • Pages : 452 pages

Download or read book Rabbit is Rich written by John Updike and published by Fawcett Books. This book was released on 1982 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Harry Angstrom, now middle aged and the chief sales representative of a Toyota dealership, attempts to cope with such problems as inflation, governmental ineffectiveness, the return of his prodigal son, and a chance encounter with an old girlfriend

Book Rabbit Redux

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release : 1996-08-27
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 353 pages

Download or read book Rabbit Redux written by John Updike and published by Random House Trade Paperbacks. This book was released on 1996-08-27 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this sequel to Rabbit, Run, it is 1969 and the times are changing in America. Things just aren't as simple as they used to be for Rabbit Angstrom. His wife leaves him, and suddenly, into his confused life comes Jill, a runaway who becomes his lover. But when she invites her friend to stay, a young black radical named Skeeter, the pair's fragile harmony soon begins to fail.

Book Church  Science  and a Rabbit

Download or read book Church Science and a Rabbit written by Charles Sigman and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2009-07-17 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Over the last fifteen years of my ministry I have seen both the positives and negatives of technology. For the most part technology has made lives better, but when technology drives humanity and when science defines the human condition, problems arise. Science has the potential for destroying myth. Myth is the thread that holds the human tapestry or narrative together. One role the Church must take on is to keep science and technology in their proper place by saying, "No," when the two overstep their limitations. Currently, there are no checks and balances placed upon science. Science is accountable to no one but itself. Humans are imperfect, and thus, science is imperfect. In this way, the Church brings meaning and purpose to religion, while still affirming science's role of making people's physical lives better. Both science and religion need a level of utilitarian mission, purpose, and vision. The Church and science must be in a friendly, adversarial relationship. Conflict is good and healthy because from out of conflict comes great creativity. Adversity spawns growth. When science and religion are in healthy, amiable conflict, creativity emerges-just as the butterfly struggles to emerge from the cocoon.

Book Rabbit  run   Rabbit redux

Download or read book Rabbit run Rabbit redux written by John Updike and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tired of the responsibility of married life, Harry Angstrom leaves his wife and home, in Rabbit, Run, and is forced to cope with the infidelity of his wife in Rabbit Redux, in the first volume of an omnibus set containing the four Rabbit novels. Original.

Book Licks of Love

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 0140298967
  • Pages : 427 pages

Download or read book Licks of Love written by John Updike and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2001 with total page 427 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collected with a dozen wonderful stories, all set in classic Updike territory, the short novel 'RABBIT REMEMBERED' is a major work in its own right - a riveting return to Updike's most celebrated fictional world. Janice and Nelson Angstrom, plus several other survivors of the irreducible Rabbit, fitfully entertain his memory while pursuing their own happiness over the edge of the millennium, as a number of old strands come together in entirely unexpected ways.

Book Rabbit  un redeemed

Download or read book Rabbit un redeemed written by Peter J. Bailey and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Rabbit  Run

Download or read book Rabbit Run written by John Updike and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Updike's Rabbit, Run is a classic story of dissatisfaction and restlessness. Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom was a star basketball player in high school. Now twenty-six, his life seems full of traps, the biggest being his pregnant wife and two-year-old son. He sets out to escape, but it's not clear if Rabbit is really following his heart or only chasing his tail. Powerfully written, Rabbit, Run gave American literature one of its most enduring characters.

Book Toward the End of Time

    Book Details:
  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release : 1997
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 358 pages

Download or read book Toward the End of Time written by John Updike and published by Alfred a Knopf Incorporated. This book was released on 1997 with total page 358 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ben Turnbull, a retired investment counselor living north of Boston in the year 2020, in a country decimated by a U.S.-China war, chronicles his life in his journals over the course of a year, finding his personal history merging into alternative identities throughout history and the future. 75,000 first printing. BOMC Main. Tour.

Book American Writers

Download or read book American Writers written by Elizabeth H. Oakes and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 449 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "American Writers focuses on the rich diversity of American novelists

Book More Matter

Download or read book More Matter written by John Updike and published by Alfred a Knopf Incorporated. This book was released on 1999 with total page 900 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of previously published essays, book introductions, literary criticism, and lectures from the 1990s

Book The Cambridge History of American Literature  Volume 7  Prose Writing  1940 1990

Download or read book The Cambridge History of American Literature Volume 7 Prose Writing 1940 1990 written by Sacvan Bercovitch and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature