Rabbit Is Rich Social Concerns

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Rabbit Is Rich is the third novel exploring the inner life of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, a former high-school basketball star in a small Pennsylvania city who finds it difficult to adjust to life outside the limelight of sports stardom. John Updike, also from a small Pennsylvania city much like Rabbit's Brewer, reveals in his introduction to the Everyman's Library edition of the collected, novels that Rabbit is his way of seeing the country and American culture through different eyes. Those eyes belong to an ordinary blue-collar man who is driven to live his life in a way that feels right to him. In the first novel, Rabbit, Run (1960) Rabbit is twenty-six and searching for redemption and grace in a late-1950s America in which most other young white men are seeking a ride on the wave of prosperity. Rabbit Redux (1971) features a thirty-six-year-old Rabbit, abandoned by his wife...

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