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- DescriptionJohn Updike's Rabbit at Rest: Appropriating History is a new historicist reading of Updike's last Rabbit vel. It follows the day-to-day chrology of events, in the vel and in the media, showing how history, with its variety and polyphonic immediacy, is appropriated by the characters, with what criteria, through which tropes, and to what ideological purpose. Although the emphasis of the text falls on Updike's appropriation of American history in the 1980's as it manifests itself in Rabbit at Rest, significant references are also made to the other Rabbit vels. These vels show how the history of the earlier decades is made into a motive for the characters' thoughts, feelings, and actions.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Dilvo I. Ristoff, Professor Titular of English at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, in Florianopolis, Brazil, is the author of Updike's America: The Presence of Contemporary American History in John Updike's Rabbit Trilogy, the first book-length discussion of Updike's Rabbit novels. He has also published essays on James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, Jerzy Kozinski, and other contemporary American writers. Professor Ristoff is the founder and during many years was the editor of Ilha do Desterro, the journal of language and literature of the English Graduate Program at Santa Catarina. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
- Author(s)Dilvo I Ristoff
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/10/1998
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleModern American Literature: New Approaches
- Series Part/Volume Number18
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1998
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight490 g
- Width160 mm
- Height230 mm
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