Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)



Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4) Winner Of The 1991 Pulitzer Prize For Fiction In John Updike S Fourth And Final Novel About Ex Basketball Player Harry Rabbit Angstrom, The Hero Has Acquired Heart Trouble, A Florida Condo, And A Second Grandchild His Son And Daughter In Law Are Acting Erratically, His Wife Janice Wants To Work, And Rabbit Is Searching His Soul, Looking For Reasons To Live.

John 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, havin John 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 22 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 1950s His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter relationships.He died of lung cancer at age 76

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  • Paperback
  • 606 pages
  • Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)
  • John Updike
  • English
  • 08 January 2018
  • 0449911942

10 thoughts on “Rabbit at Rest (Rabbit Angstrom #4)

  1. Julie says:

    While the average person may have been conducting online searches for holiday recipes this week, I was doing my own Google search which type of cigarettes did John Updike smokeMy poor, poor children No Waldorf salad or candied yams for you.That query provided me with information that I already knew, that Mr Updike died from lung cancer, as a result of his nasty smoking habit, but my actual question wasn t answered Which kind of cigarettes did he smoke Do you know I don t But I want While the average person may have been conducting online searches for holiday recipes this week, I was doing my own Google search which type of cigarettes did John Updike smokeMy poor, poor children No Waldorf salad or candied yams for you.That query provided me with information that I already knew, that Mr Updike died from lung cancer, as a result of his nasty smoking habit, but my actual question wasn t answered Which kind of cigarettes did he smoke Do you know I don t But I want to know And I think about it an unnatural amount Almost every photo ever taken of John Updike features a burning cigarette drooping casually from his mouth or held loosely between his two fingers.And, though I loathe cigarette smoking, I find myself thinking of that mischievous smile and that stupid cigarette hanging from his mouth, and the next thing you know, I m Olivia Newton John in Grease, pulling that damn thing slo...

  2. Robin says:

    According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 was year of the Rooster, but for ME, it was year of Rabbit This year, I discovered with great glee, the brilliance of John Updike, and I ve hopped through the four books he wrote about the guy we all love to hate or hate to love , Rabbit Angstrom.I m bidding goodbye to this flawed horndog, with misty eyes Somehow, from the beginning, despite his reprehensible, often misogynistic ways and his overuse of the C word , I liked the bastard From his family According to the Chinese Zodiac, 2017 was year of the Rooster, but for ME, it was year of Rabbit This year, I discovered with great glee, the brilliance of John Updike, and I ve hopped through the four books he wrote about the guy we all love to hate or hate to love , Rabbit Angstrom.I m bidding goodbye to this flawed horndog, with misty eyes Somehow, from the beginning, despite his reprehensible, often misogynistic ways and his overuse of the C word , I liked the bastard From his family fleeing 50 s, his communal 60 s, his swinging 70 s, to now Rabbit in the 80 s.We re in 1989 the end of the Reagan era, when Bill Cosby is...

  3. brian says:

    we believe that with time comes wisdom, that by the time we re older we ll have acquired a natural sense of life and other people and our own self and how to live how to cast aside the pettiness and do away with the small things that mean nothingthan cancerous nibblings at our gut but no it doesn t just happen we don t leave that stuff behind unless we make a serious effort to do so and it s hard work we don t wanna turn into one of those morons that s always happy and even y know we believe that with time comes wisdom, that by the time we re older we ll have acquired a natural sense of life and other people and our own self and how to live how to cast aside the pettiness and do away with the small things that mean nothingthan cancerous nibblings at our gut but no it doesn t just happen we don t leave that stuff behind unless we make a serious effort to do so and it s hard work we don t wanna turn into one of those morons that s always happy and even y know the old let fury have the hour, anger can be power business is something i firmly stand behind , but we can t be one of those people that goes home and lays in bed all night stewing about george bush or how their parents fucked them up or wha...

  4. Michael Finocchiaro says:

    This last book in the Harry Angstrom cycle by Updike looks at the end of Rabbit s life and disillusionment at the end of the 80s It is worthy of the Pulitzer it garnered Updike s second after the equally superb Rabbit is Rich Suffice it to say that there is the same set of characters which we know from the previous books and a nice circular return at the very end An essential read for understanding America on the eve of the 90s.It is an excellent book which explores the themes of aging and This last book in the Harry Angstrom cycle by Updike looks at the end of Ra...

  5. Nood-Lesse says:

    Che cosa vedi Una specie di vermiciattolo agitato, che non si ferma mai la vita, Se hai gi letto i primi tre libri della saga di Coniglio 1 , Updike sembra sussurrarti rilassati ci penso io Tu sai che puoi fidarti, non devi aver fretta, devi invece controllare bene nelle pieghe delle sue frasi pi amare, perch l son nascoste le verit che molti cercano e che poi non son disposti ad accettare.Updike gode dell apprezzamento di buona parte dei suoi colleghi scrittori, in grado Che cosa vedi Una specie di vermiciattolo agitato, che non si ferma mai la vita, Se hai gi letto i primi tre libri della saga di Coniglio 1 , Updike sembra sussurrarti rilassati ci penso io Tu sai che puoi fidarti, non devi aver fretta, devi invece controllare bene nelle pieghe delle sue frasi pi amare, p...

  6. Fabian says:

    Q Where oh where will Rabbit go to rest Where will it all all four decades worth of this, an all American life culminate and how A In Florida and boringly.This is a tremendously slow trek through Harry Angstrom s last year and we see the guy eat himself to death and burn bridges with family and friends Eh what s new The sick sad life of the American Male the fourth novel is overkill while it s perfectly n...

  7. Mark Juric says:

    I dreaded reading this book and I have to admit that it took me two weeks to get through the last 50 pages I miss Harry Angstrom not as if a dear friend has died, but as if I have died myself and yet somehow remain around to mourn my own loss What s odd is that I didn t really like Rabbit I did understand him though, in a way that I ve never understood anyone aside from myself That, to me, is Updike s true gift chipping away to an unvarnished life to expose the raw emotion and thought upon I dreaded reading this book and I have to admit that it took me two w...

  8. Manny says:

    Eat a balanced diet Exercise regularly Avoid excessive drinking Don t fuck your daughter in law Lot of good life style advice in this book

  9. Alex says:

    What s a life supposed to be asks Rabbit s daughter in law They don t give you another for comparison But at its best, that s what Updike has done with the Rabbit books He s given us another, and it s this terrific shambling asshat of an everyman, a former athlete who goes exactly to seed right before our eyes.Updike s ability to inhabit such a normal person with sympathy and honesty puts these books, taken together, in the Great American Novel pantheon He s now covered Rabbit from his What s a life supposed to be asks Rabbit s daughter in law They don t give you another for comparison But at its best, that s what Updike has done with the Rabbit books He s given us another, and it s this terrific shambling asshat of an ...

  10. Frank says:

    I didn t expect to be sad at the end of this But after four novels, each gradually getting deeper into the character, moving from about 300 pages in the first to almost 500 by the last, I ve logged in a lot of time with Harry Angstrom And so when this one brought his story around to the end, I got a little sad It s an accomplishment to write a character essentially from birth to death And so much of Rabbit s story involves all of the mundane details of small town life watching TV, knowing I didn t expect to be sad at the end of this But after four novels, each gradually getting deeper into the character, moving from about 300 pages in the first to almost 500 by the last, I ve logged in a lot of time with Harry Angstrom And so when this one brought his story around to the end, I got a little sad It s an accomplishment to write a character essentially from birth to death And so much of Rabbit s story involves all of the mundane details of small town life watching TV, knowing the same people your whole life, never really venturing outside of your circuit So, I mean, Rabbit was kind of a jerk to the very end And that s what got me Updike does a beautiful job in this one, slowly closing the book on this guy In this one he finally runs and almost gets away But like in the first book, he never really knew where to go.There were so many emotions in this one Some parts really made me laugh out loud, while others made me anxious R...

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