American Classics Book Discussion Series

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Main Library, Thursday, March 3, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. This month’s selection is Rabbit, Run by John Updike. Maplewood Library’s book group meets monthly to discuss provocative and often controversial titles that probe the questions of who we are and how we see each other.  Convener: Alice Crozier, Professor of English Emerita, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Rabbit RunRabbit, Run established Updike as one of the major American novelists.  Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom, after deserting his wife and child, is caught in a struggle between instinct and thought, self and society, sexual gratification and family duty–even, in a sense, human hard-heartedness and divine Grace. Copies of the book available from BCCLS.

This program was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.