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March 18, 2013

Updike’s Long-Run Rabbits

John Updike   (1932 - 2009)

John Updike
(1932 – 2009)

On this day in 1932 John Updike was born. In a writing career of almost fifty years and as many books, the five Rabbit novels (counting the 2000 novella, Rabbit Remembered) stand out as a bell tolling, at decade intervals, for Harry Angstrom and America. Two of them won Pulitzers; one of them was reviewed as a book “that one can set beside the work of Dickens, Thackeray, George Eliot, Joyce and not feel the draft.”

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