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- DescriptionWhen John Updike died in 2009, tributes from the literary establishment were immediate and fulsome. However, one reading reviews of Updike's work in the late 1960s would have predicted that kind of praise for a man who was kwn then as a brilliant stylist who had thing to say. What changed? Why? And what is likely to be his legacy? These are the questions that Becoming John Updike pursues by examining the journalistic and academic response to his writings. Several things about Updike's career make a reception study appropriate. First, he was prolific: he began publishing fiction and essays in 1956, published his first book in 1958, and from then on, brought out at least one new book each year. Second, his books were reviewed widely - usually in major American newspapers and magazines, and often in foreign ones as well. Third, Updike quickly became a darling of academics; the first book about his work was published in 1967, less than a decade after his own first book. More than three dozen books and hundreds of articles of academic criticism have been devoted to Updike. The present volume will appeal to the continuing interest in Updike's writing among academics and general readers alike. Laurence W. Mazze is President Emeritus of Alvernia University. Among other books, he has written volumes on Austen, Dickens, Tennyson, and Matthew Arld for Camden House's Literary Criticism in Perspective series.
- Author BiographyLaurence Mazzeno retired as president of Alvernia College, Pennsylvania.
- Author(s)Laurence W. Mazzeno
- PublisherBoydell & Brewer Ltd
- Date of Publication01/02/2015
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Place of PublicationColumbia, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2015
- ImprintCamden House Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight424 g
- Width155 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
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