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Up·dike(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.
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(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
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John, born 1932, U.S. author.
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