Rabbit Novels, Volume 1 (Paperback)
"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's novels have 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. He died of lung cancer in 2009, at age 75.
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.”