Rabbit (Un)Redeemed: The Drama of Belief in John UpdikeOs Fiction

Rabbit (Un)Redeemed: The Drama of Belief in John UpdikeOs Fiction

by Peter J. Bailey
     
 

Rabbit (Un)Redeemed: The Drama of Belief in John Updikes Fiction offers a selective reading of this prolific authors oeuvre, concentrating on Updikes career-spanning reoccupation with issues of faith and doubt. In Baileys reading, at the heart of Updike's work is the tension between affirming the continuance of the 'heady wine of religious consolation' and the

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Rabbit (Un)Redeemed: The Drama of Belief in John Updikes Fiction offers a selective reading of this prolific authors oeuvre, concentrating on Updikes career-spanning reoccupation with issues of faith and doubt. In Baileys reading, at the heart of Updike's work is the tension between affirming the continuance of the 'heady wine of religious consolation' and the deepening anxiety that the best that humanity can hope for is 'the bleak fare of more endurance.' Focusing on a trio of Olinger stories, the Rabbit Angstrom tetralogy, In the beauty of the Lilies, and Rabbit Remembered, Bailey locates the dialectical situation at the center of Updike's literary career in his conflicted sense of himself as a Christian novelist and Howellsian realist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611472998
Publisher:
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
295
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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