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    IGNOU M.Com Study Material, IGNOU Books, Free Download care folosesc ritmurile prezentului ca timp al povestirii si ca subiect prima editie a fost cenzurata din cauza scenelor erotice fruste , Fugi, Rabbit ramane unul dintre romanele fondatoare ale literaturii americane moderne In , John Updike a publicat o nuvela, Rabbit Remembered, in volumul Licks of Love, in care apar personajele cheie ale seriei Rabbit Cartile sale au fost distinse cu PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction, Premiul Pulitzer, National Book Award, American Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction si National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism In colectia Raftul Denisei urmeaza sa apara celelalte trei romane din tetralogia Rabbit."/>
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About the Author: John Updike

Fugi, Rabbit Epub ´ Paperback fugi, epub, rabbit epub, Fugi, RabbitFugi, Rabbit PDFJohn Hoyer Updike was an American writer Updike s most famous work is his Rabbit series Rabbit, Run Rabbit Redux Rabbit Is Rich Rabbit At Rest and Rabbit Remembered Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike Describing his subject as the American small town, Protestant middle class, Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published novels andthan a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children s books Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the s His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter relationshipsHe died of lung cancer at age .


Fugi, RabbitFugi, Rabbit Epub ´ Paperback fugi, epub, rabbit epub, Fugi, RabbitFugi, Rabbit PDFFugi, Rabbit, unul dintre cele mai bunede romane in limba engleza ale secolului XX selectia Time Magazine , a fost ecranizat in , cu James Caan in rolul principalHarry Rabbit Angstrom douazeci si sase de ani, fost jucator de baschet in echipa liceului, actualmente vanzator de aparatura casnica, casatorit cu iubita din adolescenta, locuitor al unei suburbii din oraselul Brewer, Pennsylvania Iata fisa unui personaj care a facut istorie literara Viata lui este o lunga serie de fugi de traiul mic burghez impus de varstnicii infranti de viata la propriul joc de conventiile sociale ale tinerilor galagios de superficiali de sotia lui, Janice, o constiinta torturata de neputinta de a fi stapana propriului destin, care ii pune pe umeri responsabilitatea fata de copii de Ruth Leonard, o Lilith moderna, care incearca sa l indeparteze de familie Dar cea mai importanta dintre ele, originea tuturor spaimelor, este fuga de sine, care, lasata nesupravegheata, naste nu numai monstri, ci si tragediiFugi, Rabbit este considerat de John Updike o replica la faimosul Pe drum al lui Jack Kerouac, infatisand ce se intampla cand un tata de familie american o ia la fuga cei ramasi in urma, vinovatii fara vina, sufera cumplit Considerat inovator ca stil este printre primele romane care folosesc ritmurile prezentului ca timp al povestirii si ca subiect prima editie a fost cenzurata din cauza scenelor erotice fruste , Fugi, Rabbit ramane unul dintre romanele fondatoare ale literaturii americane moderne In , John Updike a publicat o nuvela, Rabbit Remembered, in volumul Licks of Love, in care apar personajele cheie ale seriei Rabbit Cartile sale au fost distinse cu PEN Faulkner Award for Fiction, Premiul Pulitzer, National Book Award, American Book Award, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction si National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism In colectia Raftul Denisei urmeaza sa apara celelalte trei romane din tetralogia Rabbit.

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  1. Kemper says:

    God, do I hate Rabbit Angstrom How much do I hate him If I was in a room with Hannibal Lector, the Judge from Blood Meridian, the Joker from Batman, and Rabbit Angstrom, and someone handed me a gun with only 3 bullets, I d shoot Rabbit three times This is the first book by Updike I ve read, and his reputation as a writer was well earned I d had a vague idea that this story was about a former hot shot basketball player struggling to adjust to a regular life I was completely unprepared for th God, do I hate Rabbit Angstrom How much do I hate him If I was in a room with Hannibal Lector, the Judge from Blood Meridian, the Joker from Batman, and Rabbit Angstrom, and someone handed me a gun with only 3 bullets, I d shoot Rabbit three times This is the first book by Updike I ve read, and his reputation as a writer was well earned I d had a vague idea that this story was about a former hot shot basketball player struggling to adjust to a regular life I was completely unprepared for this spoiled, impulsive, selfish guy who really only cares about himself and his whims and manages to completely destroy almost everyone around him and still refuses to accept any responsibility for it.It s obvious that Rabbit isn t meant to be a hero, or even an anti hero Updike does a masterful job of tricking you into initially liking Rabbit, even after he leaves his pregnant wife and son and takes up with a sorta prostitute, but then slowly showing you Rabbit s true nature And the trick is that it was right in front of you all along.Brilliant book, and I d planned to read the other Rabbit novels, but I honestly detested him so much that I don t know if I ll have the stomach for another one in the near future

  2. Shovelmonkey1 says:

    I m sorry I think I might have to pause before the start of this review and scream discretely into a pillow AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Phew, that s better, very cathartic This is yet another book from the 1001 books list which has made me question whether or not the people who write the list actually like people who read books or if they are really secretly intent on torturing us all for their own amusement The review w I m sorry I think I might have to pause before the start of this review and scream discretely into a pillow AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Phew, that s better, very cathartic This is yet another book from the 1001 books list which has made me question whether or not the people who write the list actually like people who read books or if they are really secretly intent on torturing us all for their own amusement The review will now proceed in the style of Harry Rabbit AngstromHello everyone, I m Harry Angstrom, but you can call me Rabbit The name is totally applicable in two ways in high school basket ball games I was a sporting ace don tcha know a rabbit is a runner who sets the pace, and since leaving high school I appear to be breeding in a way which is prolific and almost rabbit like too Some might say I also have a tendency to bounce from thing to thing without really thinking about it No twitchy nose or whiskers though.So I had this girl since high school, Janice Springer, and I knocked her up and well, damn it, I m a fan of the idea of domesticity so I made an honest woman of her and her old man hooked us up with an OK place to live and all and no one was too suspect when little Nelson was born 7 months after the wedding After all, I m Rabbit, I m a breeder that s what we do But y know how it is Maybe I m just not ready to be tied down Janice drinks, man oh man she drinks and she can be a misery Nowadays she s so busy looking after the kid she s not interested in me ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME , not like she should be I mean, I m great a regular swell, the cats pyjamas sewn up around the bees knees I m a catch and any woman would be lucky to have me So one day I decided that rather than go home to my pregnant wife and two year old kid ,I could pretend that I was still the Rabbit of old, and set out to remove myself a suitable distance from adult responsibility Turns out that a suitable distance involves moving about ten blocks away in the same town and setting up home with a retired hooker with chunky ankles, while reacquainting myself with a load of people who thought I was great ten years ago When alls said and done its a nice little ego boost Don t get me wrong, I think I love her I mean I am pretty sure I do and she lets me talk about myself a whole lot Plenty in fact and really that s what it boils down to self indulgence on a grand scale I m a bit uncertain about my direction in life, possibly because of an immature, shallow perspective which doesn t allow me to appreciate other peoples outlooks maybe I m a Sociopath I have no empathy I like to please myself End of Obviously poor old Janice went and had the baby and man, did it cut me up to think that I might miss out on a whole extra helping of double domesticity so off I went back to Janice without a thought for chunky ankles and my newest domestic set up After one short night I realised that when the going gets tough then rabbit gets going and promptly bailed again, this time with disastrous consequences Still I manned up and came home to face what was coming to me, but really I didn t enjoy that much and now I ve strapped on my running shoes and am sprinting off into the sunset again as fast as my lucky rabbits feet can carry me You can catch me in the sequels Rabbit Redux and Rabbit is Rich if you feel like playing with the boundaries of your own sanity, but the subtext will always be that I m a selfish loser with low self esteem and the attention span of a kitten filled with e numbers

  3. Justin says:

    This is the best book I ve read this year Period Maybe last year, too Maybe I don t know But this book is amazing I just looked up synonyms for amazing , and all of them are adjectives you can use to describe this book Man, John Updike just has this way of making the most mundane, ordinary stuff extraordinary He takes pages and pages to set a scene or describe the inner thoughts of one of his main characters, and all of it is awesome I mean there were paragraphs that went on for pages This is the best book I ve read this year Period Maybe last year, too Maybe I don t know But this book is amazing I just looked up synonyms for amazing , and all of them are adjectives you can use to describe this book Man, John Updike just has this way of making the most mundane, ordinary stuff extraordinary He takes pages and pages to set a scene or describe the inner thoughts of one of his main characters, and all of it is awesome I mean there were paragraphs that went on for pages to depict every single aspect of a scene, and I ate it all up like a beautifully crafted Caesar salad before the filet and baked potato arrived That steakhouse analogy seems appropriate because this is like the Ruth s Chris of literature There is so muchI want to do with this illustration, but I m gonna stop myself and move on When I consider the plot of this story and imagine myself describing it to someone, it doesn t feel like an easy sell at all I mean, here I am giving it five stars, and I feel like breaking down the story for someone will make them think I m crazy Like, Alright, alright, check this out This guy, Rabbit, yeah, not his real name Long story Anyway, dude has this wife and a kid and stuff and he has this boring job and then one day he just decides to run away from it all It s crazy And, man, I don t wanna run it for you, but he makes these crazy decisions and gets himself in some wild situations and I ll be damned if it really is just a whole awful, sad mess of a story, but it s awesome, man It s so awesome Sometimes nothing happens for a long time, but the writing is so good that you don t even really care The characters are complex, too, and all developed and stuff and you just get lost in the story every time you pick the book up again It s classic contemporary American literature or something I don t know And that s how I would describe the book Just like that Because that s how I talk in real life when I m not reviewing books on the internet I can t recommend this book enough I ve got some Roth and Bellow waiting now Look at me getting all well rounded and cultured all of a sudden Maybe I ll start writing serious reviews like I m writing for The NY Times or something Bigger adjectives andpretentiousness and whatever Start talking about existentialism and symbolism and the human condition Maybe I ll turn a corner Nope

  4. Candi says:

    I once did something right I played first rate basketball I really did And after you re first rate something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second rate Harry Angstrom, nicknamed Rabbit as a boy, knows what it s like to be at the top of your game And once you ve been at the top, it is very difficult to come back down Unfortunately, this seems to be exactly what has happened to poor Rabbit He reached his peak far too early but refuses to believe this He knows thI once did something right I played first rate basketball I really did And after you re first rate something, no matter what, it kind of takes the kick out of being second rate Harry Angstrom, nicknamed Rabbit as a boy, knows what it s like to be at the top of your game And once you ve been at the top, it is very difficult to come back down Unfortunately, this seems to be exactly what has happened to poor Rabbit He reached his peak far too early but refuses to believe this He knows there is something , something better out there just waiting for him Maybe he s right After all, he s only in his early twenties, with many years ahead of himThe month is March Loves makes the air light Things start anew Rabbit tastes through sour aftersmoke the fresh chance in the air At the start of Rabbit s saga, he is married to an alcoholic named Janice, has one young son, and a baby on the way He s working a dead end job that he hates He lives in a house in his old hometown Sounds like the perfect description of the American dream gone awry, doesn t it Then he does what many of us would secretly like to do if stuck in these circumstances he runs away He gets in his car, with no destination in mind at first and just drivesHe wants to go south, down, down the map into orange groves and smoking rivers and barefoot women This sounds all well and good, and reading this during a pandemic made me perhaps a bitsympathetic towards this escape artist than I perhaps should have been I want to run south for the beaches too The obstacle is this little nuisance called guilt Does Rabbit have any sense of accountability I d say it s wavering at best But it is definitely there When I consider the feeling of guilt , naturally religion comes to mind The worry that your sins will come back to haunt you, that somehow you ll pay for them one way or another It s a powerful check on our actions, for those who believe Rabbit is a believer Some of the most compelling scenes of this novel were those involving Rabbit and an Episcopalian minister, Reverend Eccles Will Eccles succeed in bringing Rabbit around Can he talk sense into this young man and make him see his responsibility towards his family and his unborn child The thing is, Eccles has his own struggles with his vocation and with his perfect little familyWith his white collar he forges God s name on every word he speaks He steals belief from the children he is supposed to be teaching He murders faith in the minds of any who really listen to his babble He commits fraud with every schooled cadence of the service, mouthing Our Father when his heart knows the real father he is trying to please, has been trying to please all his life, the God who smokes cigarsI m not going to divulge anydetails plot wise It is not necessarily fast moving, yet for me this was a sure page turner regardless John Updike holds you captive you just have to know what Rabbit will do next He s highly unpredictable And while I know deep down he s kind of a despicable bastard, I found myself on his side most of the time I think this is a trick Updike has mastered over the reader He never really paints anyone else likeable enough to align with, so you re left with spurring on his pet Rabbit It s brilliant really Updike won t let us forget that for every action there is a consequence, however When you swerve and bend as much as Rabbit does, eventually you are bound to collide with something bigger than you I was stunned by this collision just as much as Rabbit This was my first John Updike novel I am in for the remainder of the ride He refuses to let me unbuckle and exit at the next stop It looks like I have threebooks in the series to go before I can lay Rabbit to restThe only way to get somewhere, you know, it to figure out where you re going before you go there

  5. brian says:

    bellow s writing blows my mind but rarely touches my heart a handful of mailer s essays and novels are essential, but it s his guts and brain and balls and heart and the ferocity with which he lived life that s the real inspiration roth well, i ve made my views on roth very well known in bookface world and the few updike short stories i ve read only convinced me that his elegant writerly style really bugs the shit out of me all of em bellow, mailer, roth, updike found themselves as the bellow s writing blows my mind but rarely touches my heart a handful of mailer s essays and novels are essential, but it s his guts and brain and balls and heart and the ferocity with which he lived life that s the real inspiration roth well, i ve made my views on roth very well known in bookface world and the few updike short stories i ve read only convinced me that his elegant writerly style really bugs the shit out of me all of em bellow, mailer, roth, updike found themselves as the right people at the right time white dudes in america when america was the shit and white dudes were kings of the shit but they knew that their kingdom of shit, of course, owed much to the disenfranchisement of non dudes and non whites and fools have always found em to be racist and or sexist, not realizing that a post war examination of racism and sexism was much of the point that this conflict, that life as guilty royalty , lies at the heart of much of their work i ve always found mailer and roth to be wait for it, wait for it amongst the most compassionate of any and all writers and they re hardasses they accept no preconceived notions they want to know, they NEED to know, even if they find themselves branded self loathing jews or repressed homosexuals or shouted down by an angry panel of feminists well nobody catchesshit than updike and nobody getssucked off and i, of course, found myself in the former camp and digging it updike, from my not having read much of his stuff perspective always kinda came off as some dull smiling yuppie dick and that obsession with the perfect, elegant, adjective heavy sentence makes me wanna diarrhea updike seemed kinda like the literary equivalent of billy joel sitting down for a lunch of kraft cheese and mayonnaise on wonder bread and so i started the first Rabbit and my suspicions were immediately confirmed i mean, those first two sentences Boys are playing basketball around a telephone pole with a backboard bolted to it Legs, shouts.aaaarrrggghh horrible the kind of shit to make a writing teacher come in his her jeans and he uses all those writerly terms that don t really correspond to anything in real life people talking are clucking or chirping crisp to describe a pair of slacks or lumpy to describe people or words or ideas or anything the hell else and it s not just, as many people have pointed out, that Rabbit is a dickhead it s that he s an uninteresting dickhead and updike sets an uninteresting dickhead against a symbolically charged tapestry meant to represent a kind of microcosmic america and it s dull and obvious and schematic and, again, writerly and then 1 2way through the book, neck deep in boredom and fury, something happened rabbit and ruth the tragic town slut he s shacked up with run into rabbit s sister, who s headed down the same road as ruth and it resonated and as the events of the second half unfolded, i HATED updike evenas i realized that the bastard was fucking with me and it was working it had worked and all that junk in the first half is suddenly given new significance by the events of the latter half and i was, yes, blown away by updike s compassion and understanding and skill so updike my first book made me cry i m not talking misty eyed and lump in the throat, but, like, tears running down my cheeks not bad and i feel okay upgrading updike from smiling yuppie dick to subject of unfortunately cheery author photo and i just bought the second Rabbit book we ll see

  6. Matt says:

    Rabbit Angrstrom drives too fast down Joseph Street, and turns left, ignoring the sign staying STOP He heads down Jackson to where it runs obliquely into Central, which is also 422 to Philadelphia STOP He doesn t want to go to Philadelphia but the road broadens on the edge of town beyond the electric power station and the only other choice is to go through Mt Judge around the mountain into the thick of Brewer and the supper time traffic He doesn t intend ever to see Brewer again, that fl Rabbit Angrstrom drives too fast down Joseph Street, and turns left, ignoring the sign staying STOP He heads down Jackson to where it runs obliquely into Central, which is also 422 to Philadelphia STOP He doesn t want to go to Philadelphia but the road broadens on the edge of town beyond the electric power station and the only other choice is to go through Mt Judge around the mountain into the thick of Brewer and the supper time traffic He doesn t intend ever to see Brewer again, that flowerpot city The highway turns from three lane to four lane and there is no danger of hitting another car they all run together like sticks on a stream John Updike, Rabbit, RunAll of us, at one time or another, has felt the urge to drop everything and run away Perhaps you have felt this notion multiple times, or perhaps multiple times during a single day I certainly have, at least On particularly tough days, it is gratifying to imagine yourself sprinting away from your troubles like Forrest Gump, heading for the hills, or the hills beyond the hills, to escape the relentless everyday responsibilities job bills student loan debt the leaking faucet the crab grassy lawn I mean, in the time it took me to finish this first paragraph, three separate kids burst into my office, with two ridiculous requests, and one vague, troubling pronouncement I didn t drop mommy s earing in the toilet It is exhausting The fantasy is to start fresh somewhere else, with none of the world s weight on your shoulders It s not for nothing that there are actual firms that will help you fake your own death not that I ve, um, checked or anything It should go without saying that this is not something you should actually do, especially if you have a family, and friends, and serious obligations Simply dropping all these burdens onto others would be the height of selfishness Moreover, it takes a certain kind of low person to walk out on those who love them John Updike s Rabbit, Run is about just such a man Harry Rabbit Angrstrom is a familiar type, a 26 year old man who peaked in high school as a basketball star and is now caught in the drudgery of the suburbs, with a wife he doesn t love, and a young child who annoys him, and a job selling an appliance called the MagiPeeler that is as unfulfilling as it sounds One day, Rabbit hops into his car, and just goes However, being a somewhat remarkable dud, he quickly gets lost, and ends up returning to his hometown, where after some contrivances he ends up living openly with a prostitute named Ruth Distraught, his wife, Janice, goes back to live with her well off parents, while a young Episcopal priest named Jack Eccles attempts to coerce Rabbit into a reconciliation That is pretty much the plot of this famous indeed, classic Updike novel Rabbit, Run was first published in 1960, and it is firmly set in that era This is a snapshot of small town America in the Age of Eisenhower, with a character chafing at conservative strictures regarding sex and religion, while attempting to forge his own identity If this all feels a bit too premeditated, a bit too self consciously important, well, it sort of is There are a number of on the nose dialogues, especially between Rabbit and Eccles, that definitely call attention to themselves Certain pages transported me back to English class, even though I was never assigned Updike in either high school or college Nevertheless, I really liked this Rabbit, Run is absorbing, for the simple reason that Updike is an extremely talented author I don t know for sure the state of Updike s reputation today Suffice to say, he was prolific during his career, and whatever his place in the firmament, his literary ability is first rate Rabbit Angstrom is an awful person, but he is also completely drawn and fully imagined When you think of great fictional characters, the ones that pop instantly to mind tend to have obvious dramatic heft Rabbit, though, is mostly pathetic, the kind of post high school loser who manages to hold onto his narcissism in the face of all evidence to the contrary At first glance, he does not seem the type to be called unforgettable But he is Even in the best of fiction, most characters are static They are characters in the definitional sense, with a particular role and a plot functional purpose Not Rabbit He is dynamic and erratic and a bundle of competing impulses You never quite know what he is going to think or say or do next, which makes him feel real Not likeable, mind you, or even sympathetic But real None of the other characters in Rabbit, Run achieve this level of depth, which is not surprising Updike also has a tendency to draw these supporting actors with reference to their physical traits, especially the ones he finds repulsive That said, there are glimmers of humanity in both Ruth and Janice, once you wade through their surface struggles with weight and alcohol, respectively At the time this was published, Rabbit, Run was notorious for its depiction of sexuality Apparently, this was toned down quite a bit by the editors, and nothing in these pages felt even mildly risqu by modern standards Of course, my barometer is a little skewed, having just finished Outlander Indeed, there is something almost quaint in what qualified as controversial at the start of the 1960s For instance, there is a scene involving fellatio that is given a bit laughably near earth shaking ramifications What struck me here was not the sex, but Updike s unbelievable attention to detail, and his ability to mold that detail into beautiful prose It s just flat out stunning There is a throwaway sequence in which Rabbit and Ruth go on an outdoor hike, and Updike s effortless capacity to switch from his deconstruction of a failing marriage to a picture accurate description of everything they see on their walk, is quite amazing Without spoiling too much, Rabbit, Run makes a hard, third act swerve that abruptly and totally changes the tone and tenor of the book It is a bit jarring, like being catapulted into a novel by Andre Dubus III, where small bad things often lead to big bad things When it first happened, I wasn t sure how I felt about Updike s sudden curveball Upon reflection, though, it works, and allows Rabbit to remain true to his unfortunate nature in the starkest way imaginable.There is an inclination, especially when dealing with famous authors, to inflate their work so that it comes to symbolize a certain generation or time period Having come so late to the Updike game he died in 2009 , I read this with a virtuous ignorance, the pages unencumbered by any broader meaning Rabbit, Run, of course, is only the first novel in what became a tetralogy, following the arc of Rabbit s life as set against the background of a changing America Despite the fact that Rabbit s story continues, Rabbit, Run works perfectly well as a standalone Instead of the broad scope and boundless ambitions exhibited in many classics, Updike gives you a precise, powerful, and lacerating character study that page for page delivers quite the punch

  7. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    This was the first and shortest of the Rabbit books from Updike I think that the last two are better because Updike had 30 40years of maturity and writing under his belt but this book grabs you and doesn t let you go and makes you beg the the next one The original concept behind the series is that Updike describes the life of Harry Rabbit Angstrom in 1959 in Rabbit Run, 1969 in Rabbit Redux, 1979 in Rabbit is Rich, and 1989 in Rabbit at Rest There is even an epilogue Rabbit Remembered This was the first and shortest of the Rabbit books from Updike I think that the last two are better because Updike had 30 40years of maturity and writing under his belt but this book grabs you and doesn t let you go and makes you beg the the next one The original concept behind the series is that Updike describes the life of Harry Rabbit Angstrom in 1959 in Rabbit Run, 1969 in Rabbit Redux, 1979 in Rabbit is Rich, and 1989 in Rabbit at Rest There is even an epilogue Rabbit Remembered in the short story collection Licks of Love Back to Rabbit Run, Harry Angstrom is a tall man of his times About 23 years old and married to an alcoholic woman The outlook is rather grim no spoilers , but it is so well written and realistic that the characters really leap from the pages and you want to root for Rabbit even when he is acting like a prick which he does a lot The descriptions of life in the US for this everyman character are priceless and continue to capture the uniqueness of each era in every volume What is striking in Updike is how closely his descriptions of human relationships reveal the fissures and cracks that will ultimately lead to rupture or in rare cases reconciliation He, albeit male, perpective of sexuality is incredibly realistic, the characters feel like you just sat next to them on the bus, or crossed them at the Five and Dime if those even exist any The evocation of America at the end of the 50s in Rabbit Run feels very real the moral strictures of Eisenhower are still there, the wounds of McCarthyism are still fresh, and the Korean War is just over The Cold War is certainly present as well Another striking aspect is the frustration of Rabbit and at the same time his resignation to fate against which he feebly rattles his chains from time to time Despite being a deeply tragic story in many ways, it introduces us to Updike s Everyman who will later takes us through 3decades of radical change for him, for us, and for America.I would highly recommend this book for those who wish to discover Updike who while perhaps not up in the Roth Pynchon echelon of late 20th C writers is certainly very, very close with two Pulitzers for the 3rd and 4th books It is a fun and exciting read Enjoy From a comment I made in a reading group on GR discovering Rabbit for the first time In Rabbit Run, I think that it is not a mid life crisis that Harry is having, it isthat he is realizing that his actions have consequences During his life as the high school star, he did not have to actually think about anything, he could get away with coasting and boasting and bullying Enter Janet and the unplanned pregnancy Both of them are too young and too irresponsible to be parents Janet drowns herself in alcohol unable to deal with the screaming baby and Rabbit, well, Rabbit runs I think the book was trying to put the lie into the stereotypical Eisenhower era s idyllic 50s family in demonstrating how the lack of education on birth control and the authoritarian methods of parenting popular at the time only reproduce the same or worse behavior in the generation that follows Each of the other Rabbit books does this kind of counter example against the 60s,70s and 80s respectively If Updike were alive, he would probably point to Rabbit Redux and Rabbit Run and say, THIS is why Drumpf is in the White House meaning that the Rabbit half of the country you will see that Rabbit remains an Angry White Man like my dad and like the cornerstone of Drumpf s support hated their weak mothers like Janet at least subconsciously and would never, ever conceive of voting for HRC and so have to double down on their bad choice by convincing themselves that his lies are truth and truth is alternative fact because otherwise, they would be forced to see the rot that forms the core of themselves Rabbit Runs demonstrates that, in fact, actions do have consequences and that irresponsibility snowballs sorry no spoilers and Rabbit running away does not solve his fundamental questions because he is blaming his circumstances rather than looking inside himself for answers because that is too painful for him Does anyone see what I mean here The danger of posting on FB or GR so close to waking up

  8. Matthew says:

    Have you ever seen something noted because it is a representation of a specific thing For example, a building might be marked with a plaque as a perfect representation of a type of architecture Well, this book should be marked with a plaque as a perfect prose example of America in the late 50s early 60s The thoughts, ideas, acceptable social standards, treatment of women, etc are so vivid and strongly represented, but soooooo dated The book is very interesting, but mainly held my attention t Have you ever seen something noted because it is a representation of a specific thing For example, a building might be marked with a plaque as a perfect representation of a type of architecture Well, this book should be marked with a plaque as a perfect prose example of America in the late 50s early 60s The thoughts, ideas, acceptable social standards, treatment of women, etc are so vivid and strongly represented, but soooooo dated The book is very interesting, but mainly held my attention the way a trainwreck would I spent most of the book exclaiming NO, Rabbit, NO , Why would you do that, Rabbit , How can anyone put up with you, Rabbit , Do you really feel like none of this is your fault, Rabbit , etc Needless to say, Rabbit is a guy that needs some serious help This is not a book for everyone especially if you don t like uncomfortable relationships I spent some of the book thinking it is great and some of it thinking it is terrible In the end, the terrible only made me want to seeagain, trainwreck , so I settled on the 4 star rating Also, I am looking forward to seeing what insanity Rabbit gets up to in the rest of the series as so much is left unanswered

  9. Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Rabbit, Run Rabbit Angstrom 1 , John UpdikeRabbit, Run is a 1960 novel by John Updike The novel depicts three months in the life of a 26 year old former high school basketball player named Harry Rabbit Angstrom who is trapped in a loveless marriage and a boring sales job, and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life It spawned several sequels, including Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, as well as a related 2001 novella, Rabbit Remembered In these novels Updike ta Rabbit, Run Rabbit Angstrom 1 , John UpdikeRabbit, Run is a 1960 novel by John Updike The novel depicts three months in the life of a 26 year old former high school basketball player named Harry Rabbit Angstrom who is trapped in a loveless marriage and a boring sales job, and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life It spawned several sequels, including Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, as well as a related 2001 novella, Rabbit Remembered In these novels Updike takes a comical and retrospective look at the relentless questing life of Rabbit against the background of the major events of the latter half of the 20th century 2009 1387 397 9789643117535 1390 1393 20

  10. Richard Derus says:

    Get over it Pull up your socks and get on with it Sheez.Book Circle Reads 96Rating 2.5 of fiveThe Book Description Penguin s bumf Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his or any other generation Its hero is Harry Rabbit Angstrom, a onetime high school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son He is twenty six years old, a man child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual g Get over it Pull up your socks and get on with it Sheez.Book Circle Reads 96Rating 2.5 of fiveThe Book Description Penguin s bumf Rabbit, Run is the book that established John Updike as one of the major American novelists of his or any other generation Its hero is Harry Rabbit Angstrom, a onetime high school basketball star who on an impulse deserts his wife and son He is twenty six years old, a man child caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty even, in a sense, human hard heartedness and divine Grace Though his flight from home traces a zigzag of evasion, he holds to the faith that he is on the right path, an invisible line toward his own salvation as straight as a ruler s edge.Ballantine s is a little better To millions of Americans, Rabbit Angstrom is like a member of the family They have followed him through RABBIT, RUN, RABBIT REDUX and RABBIT IS RICH We meet him for the first time in this novel, when he is 22, and a salesman in the local department store Married to the second best sweetheart of his high school years, he is the father of a preschool son and husband to an alcoholic wife The unrelieved squalor and tragedy of their lives remind us that there are such people, and that salvation, after all, is a personal undertaking.My Review I suspect my hostility to this book stems from a lack of respect for Rabbit Angstrom I knew guys like this, I could have been a guy like this, and I think reading this book held up too undistorted a mirror to the facets of my own psyche that I dislike the most for me to enjoy the book as a leisure read.So now let me get at why I gave it such a low rating I think Updike s writing is mediocre I think he s gotten heaps of praise for being unsparing and a brilliant observer, both of which are undeniable, and then the flat surfaced all nuance low impact writing style in this book got a pass It s BORING The story infuriates me, yes, my issue there but the way it s told Blahblahblahblah even in the most tragic moments Like the Peanuts cartoon adults, the entire cast of the tale seem to honk and blatt, and nothing makes one sit up and take much notice of any one of them.Flat flat flat Untoasted white bread spread with Miracle Whip, topped with limp outer leaves of iceberg lettuce and slices of weak kneed, pale pink winter tomatoes, with one piece of undrained, undercooked bacon in the middle This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License