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John Updike Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 46 pages of information about the life of John Updike.
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A reader would be hard pressed to name a contemporary author other than John Updike who is more in tune with the way most Americans live. Unconcerned with apocalypse in his fiction, undeterred by the universal absurdity that threatens to negate the bravest and the best, Updike writes about little people leading little lives. Man, wife, home, children, job—these mundane concerns have rested at the heart of his art since he published his first book, a volume of poetry entitled The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures in 1958, and they have continued to help him dissect, lovingly and clearly, the daily routine of middle America in small town and suburb.

War is generally not an issue for Updike, and neither are the problems of space weapons, worldwide hunger, or the fouling of the planet. The concerns in Updike's writing do not make front-page news...

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This section contains 13,723 words
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Purchase our John Updike Biography
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