John Updike

Standard Name: Updike, John


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Literary responses Buchi Emecheta
John Updike , writing about this novel in the New Yorker in 1984, called BENigeria's best-known female writer,
Contemporary Literary Criticism. Gale Research.
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and pointed out how very few African women writers had yet emerged. He considered...
Literary responses Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Among many enthusiastic reviews, that in the Sunday Times stands out: A writer of genius . . . . a writer of world class—a master story teller.
Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer. Heat and Dust. Penguin.
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However, Indian critic Vasant Shahane deplored...
Literary responses Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Updike again complained about RPJ 's refusal of sympathy to her characters. Robert Towers went further: linking this with Jhabvala's gender and (British) nationality, he accused her of revelling in her characters' discomfiture and degradation...
Literary responses Alice Munro
The Selected Stories was hailed as an important literary event, and produced particularly interesting reviews from A. S. Byatt and John Updike . Byatt wrote that Munro was the equal of Chekhov or de Maupassant
Literary responses Edna O'Brien
This novel was well received: John Updike called it a brilliant and beautiful book.
Halio, Jay L., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 14. Gale Research.
Wheeler, Kathleen. A Guide to Twentieth-Century Women Novelists. Blackwell.
Literary responses Sylvia Townsend Warner
Many critics praising the quality of her writing have noted that she began her literary career as a poet. John Updike , in the New Yorker, suggested that this enabled her to retain magic...
Literary responses Sylvia Townsend Warner
John Updike commented in a review on the range of unlikely material that STW converted into fiction: She has the spiritual digestion of a goat.
Harman, Claire. Sylvia Townsend Warner: A Biography. Chatto and Windus.
He went on to say that she could be...
Material Conditions of Writing Sue Townsend
As a single mother struggling with poverty, ST often wrote at night while her children were in bed. She hoarded the results in a box in the cupboard under the stairs, but I knew I...
Reception Anita Brookner
This book provoked an unusual article from journalist Mark Lawson , centred less on Brookner than on his own response. I have mocked her dessicated sentences, characterless protagonists and action-free narratives, he wrote. The gist...
Textual Features Zadie Smith
Her subjects include George Eliot 's Middlemarch, Zora Neale Hurston , Franz Kafka , Vonnegut and Salinger as cult figures, Roland Barthes and Vladimir Nabokov (pitted against each other as attacker and booster of...


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