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Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike

by John McTavish

Imprint: Cascade Books

202 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.40 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781498225069
  • Published: May 2016

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  • 9781498225076
  • Published: May 2016

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  • 9781498225083
  • Published: May 2016

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Big on style, slight on substance: that has been a common charge over the years by critics of John Updike. In fact, however, John Updike is one of the most serious writers of modern times. Myth, as this book shows, unlocks his fictional universe and repeatedly breaks open the powerful themes in his literary parables of the gospel. Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike also includes a personal tribute to John Updike by his son David, two essays by pioneer Updike scholars Alice and Kenneth Hamilton, and an anecdotal chapter in which readers share Updike discoveries and recommendations. All in all, weight is added to the complaint that the master of myth and gospel was shortchanged by the Nobel committee.
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