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John Updike and the three great secret things

sex, religion, and art

by George W. Hunt

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Published by W. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co in Grand Rapids .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Updike, John, -- 1932- -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGeorge W. Hunt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3571.P4
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22583250M
    ISBN 100802835392

    In John Updike and the Three Great Secret Things George Hunt suggested that sex, religion, and art "characterize the predominant subject matter, thematic concerns, and central questions found throughout [Updike's] adult fiction." According to Greiner, Updike criticism has shifted since the s from a consideration of the novelist's style to a.   “Seven Stanzas at Easter” is not an especially lyrical poem, though Updike is capable of marvelous lyricism. Rather, it is down-to-earth in its tone and language (except for one marvelous pun). Updike does not intend to charm us with flights of eloquence, great swaths of words that roll over us like ocean waves. Nope.

    There is a study of Updike's work with a wonderful title: John Updike and the Three Great Secret Things: Sex, Religion, and Art. That's as succinct and accurate a summary of his subject matter as one could hope to find. BOOKS BY JOHN UPDIKE, The Carpentered Hen and Other Tame Creatures (; poems). The Poorhouse Fair. The Same Door (; stories). Rabbit, Run. The Magic Flute (). Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories. Telephone Poles and other poems. The Centaur. The Ring (). Assorted Prose (; essays and reviews). A Child’s Calendar. Of the Farm. .

    To Updike, sex, art, and religion were "the three great secret things" in human experience. Last year, he published The Widows of Eastwick (), a sequel to his most successful novel, The Witches of Eastwick. He married twice and had four children. John Updike, writer; born Ma , died Janu He said that the end of his book "COUPLES" has a burning church. John Updike has written over forty books, in which religion, art, and sex are the "three great secret things." Ipswich Congregational Church, , before it burned to the ground. John remembered Rev. Dawe’s sermons, whose name was on the sign in front of the church.


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Hunt W. Eerdmans Pub. Co Grand Rapids Australian/Harvard Citation. This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the religious vision of Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Updike.

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Updike once said that there are three private little things he longs to explore in his fiction. These things are sex, religion and art. [1] Perhaps the most revered Updike novels are his Rabbit tetralogy, comprised of four books that ran from towhich detail the center of American life, i.e. the middle class.

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New York: Twayne. John Updike, author, describes coming back to New York City as an exile who left it in `Being in New York takes so much energy as to leave none for any other kind of being'.

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