-- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights -- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world -- from the English medievalists to contemporary writers
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Gr 9 Up-After several pages of biographical information on the distinguished author, this book focuses on five of his short stories: "A & P"; "Ace in the Hole"; "Flight"; "Pigeon Feathers"; and "Packed Dirt, Churchgoing, A Dying Cat, A Traded Car." A plot summary, a list of characters, and at least six analyses by known critics are provided for each selection. When applicable, comparisons among Updike's works are made. In addition, the writer's comments on "Pigeon Feathers" excerpted from his memoir, Self-Consciousness (Knopf, 1989), are among the critical essays for that story. This volume, while limited in focus, will be useful for students who need clarification and additional information on Updike's shorter works.-Pat Bender, The Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA
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Book Description Chelsea House Publications, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110877547173
Book Description Chelsea House Publications. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0877547173 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1420287