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John Updike

Novelist (18-Mar-1932 — 27-Jan-2009)


Jack De Bellis. The John Updike Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 2000. 584pp.

Jack De Bellis (editor). John Updike: The Critical Response to the Rabbit Saga. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2005.

Marshall Boswell. John Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy: Mastered Irony in Motion. University of Missouri Press. 2000. 312pp.

Lawrence R. Broer (editor). Rabbit Tales: Poetry and Politics in John Updike's Rabbit Novels. University of Alabama Press. 1998. 246pp.

Robert Detweiler. John Updike. Boston: Twayne. 1972. 183pp.

Donald J. Greiner. John Updike's Novels. Ohio University Press. 1984. 223pp.

Donald J. Greiner. Adultery In The American Novel: Updike, James, and Hawthorne. University of South Carolina Press. 1985.

Donald J. Greiner. The Other John Updike: Poems, Short Stories, Prose, Plays. Ohio University Press. 1981. 297pp.

Margaret Morganroth Gullette. Safe at Last in the Middle Years: The Invention of Midlife Progress Novel: Saul Bellow, Margaret Drabble, Anne Tyler, John Updike. University of California Press. 1988. 186pp.

Alice Hamilton; Kenneth Hamilton. The Elements of John Updike. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmanns. 1970. 267pp.

George W. Hunt. John Updike and the Three Great Secret Things: Sex, Religion and Art. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. 1980. 232pp.

Brian Keener. John Updike's Human Comedy: Comic Morality in the Centaur and the Rabbit Novels. Peter Lang Publishing. 2005. 148pp.

Robert M. Luscher. John Updike: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne. 1993.

William R. MacNaughton (editor). Critical Essays on John Updike. G. K. Hall & Company. 1982.

Joyce B. Markle. Fighters and Lovers: Theme in the Novels of John Updike. New York University Press. 1973. 205pp.

D. Quentin Miller. John Updike and the Cold War: Drawing the Iron Curtain. University of Missouri Press. 2001. 216pp.

John Neary. Something and Nothingness: The Fiction of John Updike and John Fowles. Southern Illinois University Press. 1992. 233pp.

Mary O'Connell. Updike and the Patriarchal Dilemma: Masculinity in the Rabbit Novels. Southern Illinois University Press. 1995.

Stacey Michele Olster (editor). The Cambridge Companion to John Updike. Cambridge University Press. 2006. 214pp.

James Plath (editor). Conversations with John Updike. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. 1994. 274pp.

William H. Pritchard. Updike: America's Man of Letters. South Royalton, VT: Steerforth Press. 2000. 351pp.

Dilvo I. Ristoff. John Updike's Rabbit at Rest: Appropriating History. Peter Lang Publishing. 1998. 209pp.

James A. Schiff. John Updike Revisited. New York: Twayne. 1998. 228pp.

B. A. Sokoloff. John Updike: A Comprehensive Bibliography. Folcroft Press. 1971.

Elizabeth Tallent. Married Men and Magic Tricks: John Updike's Erotic Heroes. Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts Book Co.. 1982.

C. Clarke Taylor. John Updike: A Bibliography. Kent State University Press. 1968.

Larry E. Taylor. Pastoral and Anti-Pastoral Patterns in John Updike's Fiction. Southern Illinois University Press. 1971. 159pp.

David Thorburn; Howard Eiland. John Updike: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1979.

James O. Yerkes (editor). John Updike and Religion: The Sense of the Sacred and the Motions of Grace. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans. 1999. 290pp.


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  8. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

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  11. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.716)

  12. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1489)

  13. Webster's American Biographies (p.1061)

  14. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.187)

  15. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.241)

  16. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1266-69)

  17. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.783)

  18. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.514)

  19. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1464-68)

  20. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1062)

  21. Current Biography, 1966 Yearbook (pp.412-15)

  22. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.748)

  23. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.493)

  24. Britannica Almanac 2006 (p.113)

  25. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.5, p.10)

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