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Rabbit Angstrom von John Updike

The Four Novels: Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich, and Rabbit at Rest
CHF 39.60
ISBN: 978-0-679-44459-6
GTIN: 9780679444596
Einband: Fester Einband
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The four novels in the acclaimed Rabbit series—including the Pulitzer Prize winners Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest—brought together in a single volume, from one of the most gifted American writers of the twentieth century.

When we first met him in Rabbit, Run (1960), the book that established John Updike as a major novelist, Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom is playing basketball with some boys in an alley in Pennsylvania during the tail end of the Eisenhower era, reliving for a moment his past as a star high school athlete. Athleticism of a different sort is on display throughout these four magnificent novels—the athleticism of an imagination possessed of the ability to lay bare, with a seemingly effortless animal grace, the enchantments and disenchantments of life. Updike revisited his hero toward the end of each of the following decades in the second half of this American century; and in each of the subsequent novels, as Rabbit, his wife, Janice, his son, Nelson, and the people around them grow, these characters take on the lineaments of our common existence. In prose that is one of the glories of contemporary literature, Updike has chronicled the frustrations and ambiguous triumphs, the longuers, the loves and frenzies, the betrayals and reconciliations of our era. He has given us our representative American story. This Rabbit Angstrom volume is composed of the following novels: Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; and Rabbit at Rest.FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR written especially for this edition:
“The character of Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom was for me a way in-a ticket to the America all around me … [These four related novels] became a kind of running report on the state of my hero and his nation . . . A some point between the second and third of the series, I began to visualize four completed novels that might together make a single coherent volume, a mega-novel. Now, thanks to Everyman's Library, this volume exists, titled, as I had long hoped, with the name of the protagonist, an everyman who, like all men, was unique and mortal.”

“Taken together, this quartet of novels has given its readers a wonderfully vivid portrait of one Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom . . . The books have also created a Kodachrome-sharp picture of American life . . . from the somnolent 50s . . . into the uncertainties of the 80s.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The being that most illuminates the Rabbit quartet is not finally Harry Angstrom himself but the world through which he moves in his slow downward slide, meticulously recorded by one of the most gifted American realists . . . The Rabbit novels, for all their grittiness, constitute John Updike's surpassingly eloquent valentine to his country.”
—Joyce Carol Oates, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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The four novels in the acclaimed Rabbit series—including the Pulitzer Prize winners Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest—brought together in a single volume, from one of the most gifted American writers of the twentieth century.

When we first met him in Rabbit, Run (1960), the book that established John Updike as a major novelist, Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom is playing basketball with some boys in an alley in Pennsylvania during the tail end of the Eisenhower era, reliving for a moment his past as a star high school athlete. Athleticism of a different sort is on display throughout these four magnificent novels—the athleticism of an imagination possessed of the ability to lay bare, with a seemingly effortless animal grace, the enchantments and disenchantments of life. Updike revisited his hero toward the end of each of the following decades in the second half of this American century; and in each of the subsequent novels, as Rabbit, his wife, Janice, his son, Nelson, and the people around them grow, these characters take on the lineaments of our common existence. In prose that is one of the glories of contemporary literature, Updike has chronicled the frustrations and ambiguous triumphs, the longuers, the loves and frenzies, the betrayals and reconciliations of our era. He has given us our representative American story. This Rabbit Angstrom volume is composed of the following novels: Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit is Rich; and Rabbit at Rest.FROM THE INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR written especially for this edition:
“The character of Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom was for me a way in-a ticket to the America all around me … [These four related novels] became a kind of running report on the state of my hero and his nation . . . A some point between the second and third of the series, I began to visualize four completed novels that might together make a single coherent volume, a mega-novel. Now, thanks to Everyman's Library, this volume exists, titled, as I had long hoped, with the name of the protagonist, an everyman who, like all men, was unique and mortal.”

“Taken together, this quartet of novels has given its readers a wonderfully vivid portrait of one Harry (Rabbit) Angstrom . . . The books have also created a Kodachrome-sharp picture of American life . . . from the somnolent 50s . . . into the uncertainties of the 80s.”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The being that most illuminates the Rabbit quartet is not finally Harry Angstrom himself but the world through which he moves in his slow downward slide, meticulously recorded by one of the most gifted American realists . . . The Rabbit novels, for all their grittiness, constitute John Updike's surpassingly eloquent valentine to his country.”
—Joyce Carol Oates, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
Autor Updike, John / Updike, John
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Einband Fester Einband
Erscheinungsjahr 1995
Seitenangabe 1568 S.
Lieferstatus Lieferbar in ca. 20-45 Arbeitstagen
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H21.3 cm x B13.9 cm x D6.3 cm 1'112 g
Coverlag Everyman's Library (Imprint/Brand)
Reihe Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series

Über den Autor John Updike

Maria Carlsson ist seit Ende der Fünfzigerjahre als Übersetzerin angloamerikanischer belletristischer Werke tätig. Sie ist vor allem mit den Übertragungen der Romane und Erzählungen John Updikes hervorgetreten. 1994 wurde sie mit dem Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt-Preis und 2oo2 mit dem Helmut-M. Braem-Übersetzerpreis ausgezeichnet.  Uwe Friesel, geboren 1939 in Braunschweig,  schrieb in enger Anlehnung an das Stück die Lesefassung von «Trummi kaputt», um das Thema allen zugänglich zu machen, die das Stück nicht kennen, und zum Nachlesen und Diskutieren für jene, die es gesehen haben. Geboren am 18.03.1932 in der Kleinstadt Shillington, Pennsylvania, als einziges Kind des Sekundarschullehrers und Diakon Wesley Russel Updike und dessen Frau Linda Grace Hoyer. Kindheit in materieller Bedrücktheit. Schulbesuch weiterhin in Shillington. 1950 Stipendium zum Studium am Harvard College, Hauptfach Anglistik; Abschluss des Untergraduiertenstudiums 1954 mit summa cum laude. Er heiratete 1953 die Kunststudentin Mary Entwistle Pennington, mit der er nach Abschluss des Studiums ein Jahr an die Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England, ging. Nach Rückkehr in die USA von 1955-1957 fest angestellt beim Magazin «The New Yorker». Danach verfasste er als freier Mitarbeiter Kurzgeschichten und einflussreiche literarische Kritiken. 1957 Umzug nach Ipswich im neuenglischen Massachusetts. 1964 Vortragsreisen durch die UdSSR, Rumänien, Bulgarien und die Tschechoslowakei. Seit 1964 war Updike Mitglied des National Institute of Arts and Letters. 1973 Fulbright-Lektor in Afrika. 1976 Mitglied der American Academy of Arts and Letters. Auszeichnungen: Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry für «The Carpendered Hen and Other Tame Creatures» (1959); Rosenthal Foundation Award des National Institute of Arts and Letters für «Das Fest am Abend» (1960); Pulitzer Price for Fiction für «Bessere Verhältnisse» (1982); Lincoln Literary Award (1983); Distinguished Pennsylvania Artist Award (1983); National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism für «Amerikaner und andere Menschen» (1984); St. Louis Literary Award (1988); Bobst Award for Fiction (1988); National Medal of Arts (1989); Premio Scanno (1991); O'Henry Award für «A Sandstone Farmhouse» aus «The Afterlife and Other Stories» (1991); Common Wealth Award (1993); Conch Republic Prize for Literature (1993) Commandeur de l'ordre des arts et des lettres (1995); The Howells Medal from the Academy of Arts and Letters (1995). John Updike starb am 27. Januar 2009 in Massachusetts. Sein gesamtes Werk ist auf Deutsch im Rowohlt Verlag und im Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag erschienen.

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