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Book Title: Rabbit Angstrom A Tetralogy: (Rabbit Run,Rabbit Redux,Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest)|
The author of the book: John Updike
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 35.72 MB
Date of issue: September 21st 1995
ISBN 13: 9781857152142
Read full description of the books Rabbit Angstrom A Tetralogy: (Rabbit Run,Rabbit Redux,Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest):There are books that have a reputation, that many people seem to enjoy, but with which you can find no connection at all. When I finished reading these Rabbit books I wondered why I had persisted. Looking at it as a whole I have the impression that the author was writing magical realism from a strictly realistic perspective - he appears to be making broad statements about the experience of for example race, or adulthood, as felt by a certain slice of the US population specifically a white, male slice from the North-easterly section of the country. The kinds of statements that in the form of myth we can accept, for example that it rained uninterrupted for decades, yet presented realistically just seem strange.
When in the first book Rabbit drives but eventually turns back do we say that escape from his life (or himself, in so far as the two can be separated) is possible but he chooses not to, or that because he chooses to turn back that escape is impossible and that the North-American hero of that time must tread the path from High School sports to divorce via early marriage? Then again is this pure authorlyness - an explicit claim to the guild that this work is intended as a masterpiece because here is a late Twentieth-century Tom Sawyer travelling south (view spoiler)[ironies intended? (hide spoiler)] to achieve freedom.
Aside from this I did like dribbling the gold coins over his sleeping wife (view spoiler)[ shade of myth again, Zeus and Danae translated into an American context - materialism intended? (hide spoiler)], and later struggling with the sacks of silver coins as a result of his very literal speculation in metal currency.
Anyhow, I thought there were only three volumes to this when I read it?
Read information about the authorJohn Hoyer Updike was an American writer. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered). Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike. Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class," Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published 22 novels and more than a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the 1950s. His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter-relationships.
He died of lung cancer at age 76.
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