"The first and second novels in John Updike's acclaimed quartet of Rabbit books-now in one marvelous volume.
"Brilliant and poignant . . . By his compassion, clarity of insight, and crystal-bright prose, Updike] makes Rabbit's sorrow his and out own."
-"The Washington Post
""Precise, graceful, stunning, he is an athlete of words and images. He is also an impeccable observer of thoughts and feelings."
-"The Village Voice
" 'Great in love, in art, boldness, freedom, wisdom, kindness, exceedingly rich in intelligence, wit, imagination, and feeling-a great and beautiful thing . . .' these hyperboles (quoted from a letter written long ago by Thomas Mann) come to mind after reading John Updike's "Rabbit Redux."
-The New York Times Book Review"
""Updike owns a rare verbal genius, a gifted intelligence and a sense of tragedy made bearable by wit. . . . A masterpiece."
About the Author
John Updike was born in 1932, in Shillington, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Harvard College in 1954, and spent a year in Oxford, England, at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. From 1955 to 1957 he was a member of the staff of The New Yorker, and since 1957 has lived in Massachusetts. He is the author of fifty-odd previous books, including twenty novels and numerous collections of short stories, poems, and criticism. His fiction has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the American Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Rosenthal Award, and the Howells Medal.
Praise for John Updike
“A lacerating story of loss and of seeking, written in prose that is charged with emotion but is always held under impeccable control.”
–Kansas City Star
“Updike’s punch is powerful.”
“A superb performance, all grace and dazzle . . . A brilliant portrait of middle America.”
“A truly fine, dazzling, excellent novel in all it’s breadth and depth.”