The Cambridge Companion to John Updike
Edited by Stacey Olster
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Cambridge Companion to John Updike by Stacey Olster
Book DescriptionJohn Updike is one of the most prolific and important American authors of the contemporary period, with an acclaimed body of work that spans half a century and is inspired by everything from American exceptionalism to American popular culture. This Companion joins together a distinguished international team of contributors to address both the major themes in Updike's writing as well as the sources of controversy that Updike's writing has often provoked. It traces the ways in which historical and cultural changes in the second half of the twentieth century have shaped not just Updike's reassessment of America's heritage, but his reassessment of the literary devices by which that legacy is best portrayed. With a chronology and bibliography of Updike's published writings, this is the only guide students and scholars of Updike will need to understand this extraordinary writer.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521845328
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Stacey Olster
Stacey Olster is Professor of English at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.
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