Tag Archives: John Mullan

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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updike: small appliances of civilization

…”They were just people, members of the race of white anmals…Highly neural, brachycephalic, unquely able to oppose their thumbs to the four other digits, they bred with elegant settlements, and both burned and interred their dead.” They were the people … Continue reading

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CLARISSA: NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE

It is the prose of suspicion; an uncovering ¬†of layers of disconcerting awareness between its lines.¬†Samuel Richardson’s ( 1689-1761 ) ambitious narrative of tragic seduction is traced through the hundreds of letters written between Clarissa Harlowe, her confidante Anna Howe, … Continue reading

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