John Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy: Mastered Irony in Motion

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Index
Abraham, 9, 45
Absurd Hero in American Fiction, The (Galloway), 48n
Adam, 36
Adultery in the American Novel: Updike, James, and Hawthorne (Greiner), 92
American Book Award, 135
Angelo, Bonnie, 145n
“Araby” (Dubliners), 52
Armstrong, Neil, 107
Art of the Novel, The (Kundera), 238
Augustine of Hippo, 151, 159
Bakker, Jim, 224
Bakker, Tammy Faye, 224
Barth, John, 80, 231
Barth, Karl, 15–25, 49, 57, 59, 60, 63, 80, 92, 93, 102, 103, 114, 120, 154, 179, 208, 233; creatio ex nihilo, 17, 57, 63, 120; das Nicthige, 20–21, 114; evil, 17–18; inspiration for character of Reverend Kruppenbach, 59; role of ministry, view of, 59–60; something and nothingness, 16, 17, 18; Wholly Other God, 18, 57, 154
—Works: See Church Dogmatics; Dogmatics in Outline; The Word of God and the Word of Man
Barthes, Roland, 14
“Batter My Heart Three-Personed God, For You” (Donne), 180
Bech, Henry (Bech stories), 2n, 83
“Bech Meets Me, ” 2n
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 132
Being and Time (Heidegger), 15, 29, 34n, 151
Bellow, Saul, 80
Bhagavad-Gita, 25
Blake, William, 123, 230
“Blessed Man of Boston, My Grandmother's Thimble, and Fanning Island, The, ” 231
Bloom, Harold, 11
Bloom, Leopold (Ulysses), 42, 47, 50, 52
“Book That Changed Me, A, ” 7, 46n
Bork, Ned (A Month of Sundays), 21–22
Bruce, Lenny, 80
Burnett, Carol, 84, 86
Bunyan, John, 178
Byrds, The, 108
Campbell, Jeff, 21, 27, 43, 12, 50n, 59n, 77n
Carol Burnett Show, The, 84–85
Carter, Jimmy, 136, 137, 175
Cary, Joyce, 12, 41
Castorp, Hans (Magic Mountain), 82
Centaur, The, 21, 27, 52
Challenger space shuttle, 191
“Chambered Nautilus, The” (Holmes), 134, 198
Charlie's Angels, 150
Chernyshevsky, Nikolai, 78–79, 80, 81, 105
Church Dogmatics (Barth), 16, 17, 103

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John Updike's Rabbit Tetralogy: Mastered Irony in Motion
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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