Rabbit Redux

Rabbit Redux

John Updike / Jul 17, 2019

Rabbit Redux In this sequel to Rabbit Run John Updike resumes the spiritual quest of his anxious Everyman Harry Rabbit Angstrom Ten years have passed the impulsive former athlete has become a paunchy thirty six

  • Title: Rabbit Redux
  • Author: John Updike
  • ISBN: 9780141188546
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this sequel to Rabbit, Run, John Updike resumes the spiritual quest of his anxious Everyman, Harry Rabbit Angstrom Ten years have passed the impulsive former athlete has become a paunchy thirty six year old conservative, and Eisenhower s becalmed America has become 1969 s lurid turmoil of technology, fantasy, drugs, and violence Rabbit is abandoned by his family, hIn this sequel to Rabbit, Run, John Updike resumes the spiritual quest of his anxious Everyman, Harry Rabbit Angstrom Ten years have passed the impulsive former athlete has become a paunchy thirty six year old conservative, and Eisenhower s becalmed America has become 1969 s lurid turmoil of technology, fantasy, drugs, and violence Rabbit is abandoned by his family, his home invaded by a runaway and a radical, his past reduced to a ruined inner landscape still he clings to semblances of decency and responsibility, and yearns to belong and to believe.

    Redux literary term Redux is a post positive adjective meaning brought back, restored from Latin reducere, to bring back used in literature, film and video game titles. Works of literature using the word in the title include John Dryden s Astraea Redux , a poem on the happy restoration and return of His Sacred Majesty Anthony Trollope s Phineas Redux , the sequel to Phineas Finn and Rabbit, Run Rabbit, Run is a novel by John Updike.The novel depicts three months in the life of a year old former high school basketball player named Harry Rabbit Angstrom who is trapped in a loveless marriage and a boring sales job, and his attempts to escape the constraints of his life It spawned several sequels, including Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest, as well as a related Redux Definition of Redux by Merriam Webster Did You Know In Latin, redux from the verb reducere, meaning to lead back can mean brought back or bringing back.The Romans used redux as an epithet for the Goddess Fortuna with its bringing back meaning Fortuna Redux was one who brings another safely home But it was the brought back meaning that made its way into English Redux belongs to a small class of English adjectives Rabbit, Run Kindle edition by John Updike Literature Rabbit Redux is the sequel to the novel Rabbit, Run written by John Updike, featuring as its protagonist, Harry Rabbit Angstrom When we left Rabbit at the conclusion of Rabbit Run, he had just suffered the loss of his infant daughter through the negligence of his estranged, alcoholic wife. Gun Mayhem Redux Game Play online at Y Gun Mayhem is back Battle with friends or vs CPU Battle the AI or with friends in high octane arena fights with up to players Revamped cartoon art style gives you action, less fluff unique weapons with fire modes Master them all and defeat your friends brand new maps built with strategic gameplay in mind Try the all new Domination Mode for a twist on the classic combat Power Rangers Spy Busters Redux Spy Busters Redux Power Rangers Spy Busters Redux is a fanfiction written by xXRocketSharkXx It is a rewrite of his previous story, Power Rangers Spy Busters both stories are fanmade adaptations of the Super Sentai series, Tokumei Sentai Go Busters It can be found on Fanfiction and Wattpad, and The Complete React Web Developer Course with Redux This course was just updated to support React v React Fiber Have you tried to learn React before It s easy to go down the rabbit hole of libraries and tools only to come out of it not knowing how to build and launch a real world React application. John Updike Biography Writings Britannica the young Rabbit Angstrom in John Updike s Rabbit, Run and Rabbit Redux Holden Caulfield in J.D Salinger s The Catcher in the Rye and the troubling madman in Richard Yates s powerful novel of suburban life, Revolutionary Road . Ancient Aliens SE Redux Investigating Biblical Time In last Friday s Ancient Aliens review I let pass a brief discussion of time travel in the Hebrew Bible because a I wasn t familiar with the story and b assumed that the producers of the show would have done the minimal amount of research to quote the Bible correctly The story concerned the prophet Jeremiah and what was essentially an early version of the Rip van Winkle story. Falsches Spiel mit Roger Rabbit Handlung In einem fiktiven Los Angeles im Jahre leben Menschen mit Zeichentrickfiguren, den Toons, zusammen Zeichentrickfilme werden nicht gezeichnet, sondern in einem Studio im Stadtteil Toonstadt mit den Darstellern aufgenommen Schauspieler ist auch Roger Rabbit er ist jedoch mit den Gedanken nicht ganz bei der Sache und macht daher Fehler.

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        John Hoyer Updike was an American writer Updike s most famous work is his Rabbit series Rabbit, Run Rabbit Redux Rabbit Is Rich Rabbit At Rest and Rabbit Remembered Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike Describing his subject as the American small town, Protestant middle class, Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published 22 novels and than a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children s books Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the 1950s His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter relationships.He died of lung cancer at age 76.


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    1. DISCLAIMER: Rabbit, Run made me a John Updike fan-girl.If Rabbit, Run was Updike's anti-1950's-American-suburbia book, then Rabbit Redux is definitely his rage against the 60's. Set in 1969 around the time of the moon landing, we find Rabbit, a little over a decade older, and he's not running. You could say that karma has caught up to him. Rumour has it that Janice (who has sobered up and is working at one of her father's car dealerships) is giving Rabbit a little taste of his own medicine, and [...]


    2. I felt this was the weakest of the Rabbit books. It covers the 60s and has a particularly reprehensible co-star. There is lots of violence and hate in this book - the hideous underside to the sexual revolution. Obviously, Updike was not taken in by all the peace, love and happiness rhetoric and instead looked at the damage that unbridled sexuality and drug use could have on society - here focusing on how it affects Rabbit and his family. Still a great read and a must before finishing the cycle w [...]


    3. A year ago I vowed to myself (and you, if you had read my review of Rabbit, Run) that I’d read a Rabbit novel annually until I’m done with the four-novel series; the idea being that I could look back and see how I’d changed in the past year, comparing the changes in my life with those incurred by Rabbit. But it’s the same shit different day for me over here, ya hear? And I’m not turning this into some kind of self centered review about me-me-me. Instead, I’m going to (eventually) tal [...]


    4. Or Rabbit Gets Woke, in which Rabbit is turned on to and back off of the hippie movement with the convenient help of a barely legal teenager who shows up like "I love blowjobs, can I live with you?" and a crazy black guy who will not shut up. Rabbit Redux is Updike's Go Ask Alice, a bizarre, racist rant about Vietnam and the dangers of marijuana that culminates with the black guy jerking off as Rabbit reads Frederick Douglass out loud to him. In Rabbit, Run, the plot moved forward largely in sex [...]



    5. Like the decade of the 60s, “Rabbit Redux” is a bit tricky. Wee complications arise in so liberal a landscape, especially if the everyman in the novel is absurdly conservative. Add then a haze proliferated by drugs (weed and alcohol and pills) in the mix, and what you have left over is Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, older but none the wiser. This time around, ten years after the first Rabbit novel, Janice, Harry’s sad, insipid wife runs away, leaving Rabbit with the kid. Add then too the ele [...]


    6. This book is where the Angstroms became the Osbournes, without the cracking heavy metal catalogue. Or, as other reviewers have pointed out, it’s where Updike tackles Big Questions of American politics and culture within his sexy literary soap opera framework. I also see I was wrong in attempting to empathise with Angstrom—he’s clearly being set up as a Great White Dope, where racist and sexist poison accumulates and infects those unfortunate enough to fall under his sway. So we open with R [...]


    7. This is actually cut and pasted from a long comment on someone else's review! It focuses primarily on this book, altho there are some sentiments in it I'd apply to all the Rabbit stories.***warning! terribly tl;drBen said:Updike swung for the fences; he wanted to represent the 60s in one novel; but it was like he didn’t really immerse himself in it; like he was trying to write about it from the outside, as an observer. Novels written by the “observer writer” can work, of course; but typica [...]


    8. I wrote this review a few years ago for a different site. I called it Rabbit's A Reactionary Racist. It's been edited a little bit from it's original context. What is the novel about? Well it’s about Harry ‘Rabbit’ Angstrom: a man in his early thirties, with a wife, a son and a job on the verge of being made obsolete by technology. In the first novel, Rabbit ran away from his wife and young child. The novel dealt with the way he is pulled between his freedom and responsibility. In Rabbit [...]


    9. Weirdly, as I read the last page, it struck me that this book, which is jammed with late-60s turmoil, is at heart a book about the sacredness or, perhaps better, the ongoing bond of marriage. Given all the (graphic) infidelity, that may be surprising, but I was reminded of the theological thread that ran through the earlier Rabbit, Run. In Redux, it's more muted, but early on we get a glimpse of the religious component as Rabbit admits to sometimes praying on the bus. Why not at home? I'm not su [...]


    10. (3 stars by a thread - closer to 2.75)this was a step down from 'rabbit, run.' the passages were not as poetic/captivating as the first novel. although rabbit was marginally improved (marginally) he is still despicable, and now we get to see how much of a wimpy pushover he has "grown" into the time the skeeter chapter got going, i felt the book should have been titled 'br'er rabbit: remus redux.' it's not so much that updike created/voiced a semi-controversial negro, it's that it hit ad naseum w [...]



    11. These days I wouldn’t bother to read Rabbit Redux at all but I remember then I even liked it in a way.The novel is too artificial and I believe John Updike simply wanted to catch some zeitgeist in just to be in the running… “Stavros takes it up quickly. ‘She on anything?’‘Who?’‘This nympho of yours.’‘On something?’‘You know. Pills. Acid. She can't be on horse or you wouldn't have any furniture left.’‘Jill? No, she's kicked that stuff.’‘Don't you believe it. They n [...]


    12. From BBC Radio 4 - Book at Bedtime:John Updike's masterful Rabbit quintet established Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom as the quintessential American White middle class male. The first book Rabbit, Run was published in 1960 to critical acclaim. Rabbit Redux is the second in the series, published in 1971 and charting the end of the sixties - featuring, among other things, the first American moon landing and the Vietnam War.Despite its very strong language, sex, and reflection of racist attitudes of the ti [...]


    13. Es 1969 y han pasado diez años desde los acontecimientos que remecieron la vida de Harry “Conejo” Angstrom, quien a los treinta y seis años se ha convertido en un oscuro linotipista que trabaja con su padre y se toma un trago con él al final de la jornada. Ahora es un ciudadano anónimo, un estadounidense común y corriente, muy lejano ya al héroe del baloncesto que fue en la secundaria. El sistema se lo ha tragado hace mucho tiempo (de nada le ha valido correr) y el parece bastante conf [...]


    14. Well, this book started off more interesting than Rabbit, Run, but a good chunk of the middle dragged with talk of Vietnam, racial tensions, sexual conquests, along with a good fair share of uncomfortable scenes and degrading language. And then the end picked up enough to make me want to find out what happens in the third book


    15. BABTbbc/programmes/b09gfy20Description: In this sequel to Rabbit, Run, John Updike resumes the spiritual quest of his anxious Everyman, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom. Ten years have passed; the impulsive former athlete has become a paunchy thirty-six-year-old conservative, and Eisenhower’s becalmed America has become 1969’s lurid turmoil of technology, fantasy, drugs, and violence. Rabbit is abandoned by his family, his home invaded by a runaway and a radical, his past reduced to a ruined inne [...]


    16. I guess this didn't take me quite as long as I imagined, but it sure felt like it took a while.I mentioned in my review of Rabbit, Run that I was more curious about how this book/remainder of the tetrarchy could be pulled off than enamored of the characters or storyline or even really the writing. As such, I resolved to read the rest when I had the chance, but was in no special hurry to do so.Fast forward about a month and I was walking around SoHo on a particularly beautiful day. Contrary to my [...]


    17. Rabbit Angstrom isn't running anymore. After his wife Janice leaves him to move in with Charlie Stavros, a car salesman at her father's car lot, Rabbit is adrift. He and his son, Nelson, now thirteen, are going it alone at their home in the burbs. Enter Jill, a rich runaway from Connecticut complete with Porsche. Rabbit is alone no more. In fact, when Stavros tells Rabbit he's growing tired of Janice, Rabbit's not ready for Janice to come home. Rabbit stands his ground. And he takes chances he n [...]


    18. This is the second novel in the Rabbit tetraology, written in 1971. John Updike is without a doubt one of the best novelists of the past 50 years. Some authors like Updike and Philip Roth write with such ease it is obvious when you read their prose.Ten years after the first Rabbit novel, this book is about many things - marital infedilty and the challenges of middle-age, the 1960s, Vietnam and of course the furher development of Harry Angstrom, an anti-hero whose best times seem to be behind him [...]


    19. Yes, angst is right, page after page of it. And, to make matters worse, this book has not aged well at all. Most of "Redux" is preachy 1960's politics and the racism and xenophobia on display make this a tough read. Even if one is able to credit Updike with ranting against these issues, the experience of reading this book is so unpleasant I can't recommend it to anyone. And I found some scenes simply unbelievable (good grief, why not close the curtains of the house when the neighbors complain?). [...]


    20. John Updike's second novel about Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom, far from being a dated, passe update of the protagonist's life, is instead a sharp, resonant snapshot of its times. Published just two years after the time in which it was set, 1969, "Rabbit Redux" tackles and moves among the era's issues and defining moments: race, the space program, drugs, the Vietnam War, modern angst. It also shows Updike's ability to make a lot out of a little, plot-wise."Rabbit, Run" was very good, not great; "Rabbi [...]


    21. When we last saw Rabbit Angstrom, he was trying to run out on his wife at the funeral of their baby daughter, having just made, quite casually, a stunningly insensitive remark. He still has pretty much the same opinion of his wife's intellect and parenting skills, but it's ten years later, and Rabbit has joined his father in the printing business -- he's a lithographer -- earning a skilled, blue collar paycheck everyday, ending the day with a couple of cocktails with dad, and going home to be a [...]


    22. There are some wonderful sentences in this book - the opening line "men emerge from the little printing plant at four sharp, ghosts for an instant, blinking until the outdoor light overcomes the look of constant indoor light clinging to them" is amongst my favourites. Over a whole novel, though I start to find it a bit tiresome and over-written.For me, its of interest mainly as a document of changing times and the upheavals of the 1960s as seen from the point of view of an unremarkable and diffi [...]


    23. What makes Rabbit one of the most compelling characters in American literature? By all objective accounts he is scum of the earth, a man who ought to be jailed for spousal abuse and child neglect, not to mention his serial adultery, drug abuse, racial epithets and harboring of a fugitive. Yet Rabbit remains a sympathetic figure, because through him Updike creates a mirror; Rabbit's considerable flaws do not sink inward, as part of his character, but bounce outward back at the society he chafes a [...]


    24. This was so much better than I dared hope. Maybe I'm finally mature enough to read John Updike! It lost me a little during some of the long conversations between Rabbit and Skeeter, and I often felt like 'Rabbit, what are you doing?!?', but I really liked it generally and am no longer dreading the two prize-winners in the series. I also thought it was neat that I read the first Rabbit book when I was around 24 or 25, when Rabbit himself is around that age, and read the second when I was 34 and R [...]


    25. Ugh. I'm committed to reading these through, but this had better be the low point of the series (ahem, tetralogy). Updike is compelled to use the word "cunt" as often as possible, and the Skeeter character is boring and obnoxious. The third section dragged (all those quotes from "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas"?!) and there wasn't enough of Updike actually writing the beautiful descriptions of landscape and feeling that he's capable of.


    26. Rabbit returns, in this agonizing tale of depravity and debauchery.I am honestly not even sure what a progressive like Updike "writes" about in this disturbing story. Rabbit once again left his wife to live in some commune with a schizophrenic African man, a barely legal teen sex slave and his obnoxious friend. It depicted everything wrong with the hippie movement, but somehow Rabbit was not punished for his transgressions. I'll admit the writing was a little bit better than Rabbit, Run (which I [...]


    27. These characters are so flawed and human and their problems so mundane and pedestrian it's easy to miss the spectacular writing in these depressing tales. It does force you to waive judgement and just let them live their lives and make their own mistakes. These are characters you can't define and that makes them intriguing despite the dreariness of the circumstances. The long passages of ranting about the war, drugs and slavery were too much but I kinda skipped passed it like the drug-addled ran [...]


    28. The second book of this cycle is set ca. 10 years after the first. Rabbit is still a difficult character to follow along on a journey. He is anxious and irrational and seems like he never really grew up like his mother is stating it's just too easy to influence Rabbit. But he also has these moments of utter clarity. The book uses a lot of very graphic language.The bigger picture though is what Updike is able to portrait of society at the time. You have the whole hippie movement, anti-war discuss [...]


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