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 (ŭp′dīk′), John Hoyer 1932-2009.
American writer particularly known for his tragicomic novels, such as Rabbit, Run (1960) and Rabbit at Rest (1990), concerning the trials of middle-class suburbanites.


(Biography) John (Hoyer). 1932–2009, US writer. His novels include Rabbit, Run (1960), Couples (1968), The Coup (1979), Brazil (1993), Seek My Face (2003), and Rabbit is Rich (1982) and Rabbit at Rest (1990), both of which won Pulitzer prizes



John, born 1932, U.S. author.
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Walter Skold enlisted the son of novelist John Updike to carve a unique tombstone that will be topped with a dancing skeleton and a quill.
John Updike Remembered: Friends, Family and Colleagues Reflect on the Writer and the Man
The late John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 - January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
1) So wrote Daniel Berkeley Updike (1860-1941) concerning the equipment of the Merrymount Press in as close to a boast as this chronically self-deprecating man was capable.
Kate Roiphe's latest offering details the deaths of five major writers: Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas and Maurice Sendak.
The present study is a study in intertextual mode which examines and evaluates intertextual correspondence between Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter and The Scarlet Trilogy by John Updike because it is widely perceived that Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter is one of the major influences on Updike's The Scarlet Letter Trilogy.
It's got some of the stylistic fireworks of the young John Updike but not on the erotic side.
Not so Adam Begley: John Updikes character, what shaped it and how it formed, is the meat of Begley's book.
All of these adversities were singularly absent from the life and career of famed writer John Updike.
In January 1986, John Updike spoke at a PEN international writers' congress in New York.
In Updike, literary critic Adam Begley offers the first full-length biography on a larger-than-life American writer.
Kirkus said, "This being Updike, all the Africana fits tight as a glove, well-researched and intellectually digested.