Tag Archives: John Lyon

updike:surprising the dawn cottonfields

…In John Updike’s Rabbit Run, a former high school basketball star comes home to find his pregnant wife drunk before the television set; the living room is littered with toys, his wife is out for cigarettes, the car has been … Continue reading

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updike: slow accretions of random detail

If J.D. Salinger reflected what the young would like to be, John Updike told us what people actually were…. Updike claimed he did this all by accident. Updike believed that “a writer’s business is not to write about his own … Continue reading

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