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John Updike
After moving from Harvard and Oxford to a staff position on The New Yorker magazine, John Updike turned his talent and brainy pedigree into a successful 50-year career as a novelist, essayist and critic. He is best known for his "Rabbit" book series (beginning with Rabbit, Run in 1960), following college basketball star Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom into a confused middle and old age in late-20th-century America. Two books in the series, Rabbit is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990), won the Pulitze More »
Born: March 18, 1932 (Reading, Pennsylvania)


Rabbit, Run is a 1960 novel by John Updike. The novel depicts three months in the life of a 26-year-old former high school basketball player named Harry " Rabbit" Angstrom who is trapped in a loveless marriage and a boring sales job, and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life. It spawned several sequels,  ...


Rabbit, Run [John Updike] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . 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.


Apr 21, 2017 ... In 1960, a 28-year-old writer named John Updike published his second novel, Rabbit, Run. The New York Times called it a “shabby domestic tragedy,” but also “a notable triumph of intelligence and compassion”. It singled out his stylistic achievement in particular, praising him for having created a “perfectly ...


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 ...


Rabbit, Run was published in 1960 by American author John Updike. He wrote three more Rabbit novels, one at the end of the '60s, '70s, and '80s. He says these novels became “a running report on the state of my hero and his nation.” He won the Pulitzer Prize for the “final” two books. But, the series actually continued ...


Free summary and analysis of the events in John Updike’s Rabbit, Run that won’t make you snore. We promise.


Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory. Water shows up repeatedly in Rabbit, Run and Updike really works it. When Rabbit first runs, he wants to go to the ocean. Here water takes on the classic meaning: rebirth. In Rabbit's happy m.


Oct 28, 1995 ... When we first met him in Rabbit, Run (1960), the book that established John Updike as a major novelist, Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom is playing basketball with some boys in an alley in Pennsylvania during the tail end of the Eisenhower era, reliving for a moment his past as a star high school athlete. Athleticism ...


Mar 6, 2009 ... Before Rabbit, Run, I'd never managed to get through a whole John Updike novel . I tried The Witches Of Eastwick, but I gave up after 50 pages; the prose was too meandering, and the characters too flatly hateful to hold my interest. The only real notion I had of Updike was that I always got him confused with ...