Definition of John Updike from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


John Updike

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(1932-2009) a US poet and writer of novels and short stories about the hopes, worries and fears of modern middle-class Americans. He is best known for his four novels about a former basketball player, Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom. They are Rabbit, Run (1960), Rabbit Redux (1971), Rabbit is Rich (1981) and Rabbit at Rest (1990). The last two each won the Pulitzer Prize. His other novels include The Witches of Eastwick (1984), Toward the End of Time (1997), Seek my Face (2002) and Villages (2005).