John Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy: Mastered Irony in Motion

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A Note on the Texts

All citations to the “Rabbit novels” contain two page references. The first page reference corresponds to the original Knopf cloth edition of that specific novel. The second reference corresponds to the Everyman's Library single-volume edition of the complete tetralogy, Rabbit Angstrom (1995). Recently, Fawcett Ballentine has reissued the four individual Rabbit novels in trade paperback. These new editions consist of the newest galleyproofs from the Everyman's Library volume, with individuated page references for each novel. To locate citations in the new Fawcett Ballentine trade paperbacks, simply perform the following subtractions from the Rabbit Angstrom citations:

Rabbit, Run: No subtractions necessary Rabbit Redux: subtract 267 Rabbit Is Rich: subtract 623 Rabbit at Rest: subtract 1051

All other references to Updike's work correspond to the original Knopf cloth editions.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • A Note on the Texts xi
  • John Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy *
  • Introduction - Mastered Irony and the Mega-Novel 1
  • One - Kierkegaard, Updike, and the Zigzag of Angst 26
  • Two - The Doorway into Utter Confusion 76
  • Three - More Stately Mansions 130
  • Four - Repetition and Recapitulation 186
  • Conclusion - Inside America 231
  • Bibliography 241
  • Index 247
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