John Updike, Rabbit Is Rich

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike My rating: 3 of 5 stars There are two kinds of male authors you love to hate. The first is well-known and easily explicable: Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Ralph Ellison, Cormac McCarthy. Their works are all masculine self-assertion and lighting out for the territory; they describe the … Continue reading John Updike, Rabbit Is Rich

John Updike, Rabbit Redux

Rabbit Redux by John Updike My rating: 5 of 5 stars I will confess to wanting to like John Updike. A bias toward contrarianism—or perhaps metacontrarianism—makes me skeptical of the cool-kid consensus against the prodigious man of letters that has extended at least from David Foster Wallace's overcompensatory try-hard male-feminist routine to Jessa Crispin's exasperated … Continue reading John Updike, Rabbit Redux