In Many Ways John Updike Could Be Termed America S Reigning WASP Writer, Philip Roth The Chief Spokesman For The Middle Class Intellectual Jew Although The Two Writers Would Seem To Have Little In Common, George Searles Comparison Of Their Works Leads To Startlingly Fresh In Sights Not Only Into Their Writings But Into Contemporary Culture As Well Aside From Biographical Coincidences And A Shared Preference For Realism, Roth And Updike Also Treat The Same Themes Ethnicity, Interpersonal Relationships, Individual Moral Responsibility And Guilt, And A Number Of Secondary Issues The Pernicious Effects Of American Material Ism, The Importance And Absence Of Meaningful Work, The Diminished Status Of The Modern Clergy, And Sport In Con Temporary Life Striking Differences Exist Also In Roth S Work Social Commentary Is Pres Ent, But The Focus Is On The Individual, A Cultural Minority Updike S Antiheroes Are In The Cultural Mainstream Roth Writes In The First Person Updike, In The Omniscient Third In Roth Setting Is Al Most Incidental To Updike It Is Central Roth S Real Setting Is The Landscape Of The Mind Updike Can Almost Be Considered A Regional Writer.
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- 208 pages
- The Fiction of Philip Roth and John Updike
- George J. Searles
- 09 January 2017 George J. Searles