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Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679645917

Category: Fiction

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As Roger Lambert tells it, he, a middle-aged professor of divinity, is buttonholed in his office by Dale Kohler, an earnest young computer scientist who believes that quantifiable evidence of God’s existence is irresistibly accumulating. The theological-scientific debate that ensues, and the wicked strategies that Roger employs to disembarrass Dale of his faith, form the substance of this novel—these and the current of erotic attraction that pulls Esther, Roger’s much younger wife, away from him and into Dale’s bed. The novel, a majestic allegory of faith and reason, ends also as a black comedy of revenge, for this is Roger’s version—Roger Chillingworth’s side of the triangle described by Hawthorne’s Scarlet Letter—made new for a disbelieving age.
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New York Magazine

Roger's Version, by John Updike. Alfred A. Knopf; 329 pages; $17.95. COLD, HORNY ROGER LAMBERT, A PRO- fessor of divinity in a town that sounds like Boston, is preparing for a class when he receives a visitation from a strange young man ...

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike

A Month of Sundays found John Updike offering an updated version of Nathaniel Hawthorne's famous love triangle in The Scarlet Letter from the perspective of the adulterous minister. Roger's Version retells the nineteenth-century classic ...

Author: John McTavish

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498225076

Category: Literary Criticism

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Big on style, slight on substance: that has been a common charge over the years by critics of John Updike. In fact, however, John Updike is one of the most serious writers of modern times. Myth, as this book shows, unlocks his fictional universe and repeatedly breaks open the powerful themes in his literary parables of the gospel. Myth and Gospel in the Fiction of John Updike also includes a personal tribute to John Updike by his son David, two essays by pioneer Updike scholars Alice and Kenneth Hamilton, and an anecdotal chapter in which readers share Updike discoveries and recommendations. All in all, weight is added to the complaint that the master of myth and gospel was shortchanged by the Nobel committee.
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Marvel Comics In The 1980s

Roger Stern would become one of Marvel's top writers of the later Twilight Years and Marshall Rogers had just come off a classic run on DC's Detective Comics where his version of Batman made his name a household word.

Author: Pierre Comtois

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing

ISBN: 9781605490595

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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TwoMorrows Publishing presents Marvel Comics in the 1980s, the third volume in Pierre Comtois’ heralded series covering the pop culture phenomenon on an issue-by-issue basis! This new book covers Marvel’s final historical phase, when the movement begun by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko moved into a darker era that has yet to run its course. The 1980s saw Stan Lee's retreat to the West Coast, Jim Shooter's rise and fall as editor-in-chief, the twin triumphs of Frank Miller and John Byrne, the challenge of independent publishers, and the weakening hold of the Comics Code Authority that led to the company's creative downfall—and ultimately the marginalization of the industry itself. Comics such as the Chris Claremont/John Byrne X-Men, Frank Miller's Daredevil, the New Universe, Roger Stern's Avengers and Spider-Man, the new wave of dark heroes such as Wolverine and the Punisher, and more are all covered, in the analytic detail—and often irreverent manner—readers have come to expect from the previous 1960s and 1970s volumes. However, the 1980s represented years of upheaval in the comics industry—with Marvel at the center of the storm—so expect a bumpy ride in the 1980s decade that marked the beginning of the end of Marvel Comics as you knew them!
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Reports of Cases Decided in the Appellate Courts of the State of Illinois

Rogers v . f'ogers . payment executed a trust decd to one Isaac H. Price , conveying said real estate . ... together with interest thereon , and this is substantially John Rogers ' version of the transaction as stated in his answer .

Author: Illinois. Appellate Court

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044078688736

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Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume 1

PEN PICTURES OF THE BIG STANDARD OIL MILLIONAIRE, H. H. ROGERS, AS HE APPEARED DURING THE PRESENT GAS HEARING Boston has had ... except for Mr. Rogers' version of the famous telephone conversation with Mr. Lawson, and that certainly is ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520946996

Category: Literary Criticism

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"I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away—to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his "Final (and Right) Plan" for telling the story of his life. His innovative notion—to "talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment"—meant that his thoughts could range freely. The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent," and that he was therefore free to speak his "whole frank mind." The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain's works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain's uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it. This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain's authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended. Editors: Harriet E. Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B. Frank, Sharon K. Goetz, Leslie Myrick
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Luminous Traitor

The Just and Daring Life of Roger Casement, a Biographical Novel Martin Duberman. have already fled the country. Neither Bryce nor Inness has any trouble accepting Roger's version of events as the accurate one, nor in acknowledging that ...

Author: Martin Duberman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520970854

Category: Fiction

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"Martin Duberman is a national treasure." —Masha Gessen, The New Yorker Roger Casement was an internationally renowned figure at the beginning of the 20th century, famous for exposing the widespread atrocities against the indigenous people in King Leopold's Congo and his subsequent exposure—for which he was knighted in 1911—of the brutal conditions of enslaved labor in Peru. An Irish nationalist of profound conviction, he attempted, at the outbreak of World War I, to obtain German support and weapons for an armed rebellion against British rule. Apprehended and convicted of treason in a notorious trial that captured worldwide attention, Casement was sentenced to die on the gallows. A powerful petition drive for the commutation of his sentence was inaugurated by George Bernard Shaw and a host of other influential figures. A gay man, Casement kept detailed diaries of his sexual escapades, and the British government, upon discovering the diaries, circulated its pages to public figures, thereby crippling what had been a mounting petition for clemency. In 1916, he was hanged. In this gripping reimagining, acclaimed historian Martin Duberman paints a full portrait of the man for the first time. Tracing his evolution from servant of the empire to his work as a humanitarian activist and anti-imperialist, Duberman resurrects and recognizes all facets—from the professional to the personal—of the fantastic life of this pioneer for human rights.
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The Disobedient Writer

John Updike's Roger's Version is the second of his three novels inspired by the central characters of The Scarlet Letter . A Month of Sundays ( 1975 ) recalls Arthur Dimmesdale in its account of an adulterous minister ; Roger's Version ...

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292790961

Category: Literary Criticism

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For centuries, women who aspired to write had to enter a largely male literary tradition that offered few, if any, literary forms in which to express their perspectives on lived experience. Since the nineteenth century, however, women writers and readers have been producing "disobedient" counter-narratives that, while clearly making reference to the original texts, overturn their basic assumptions. This book looks at both canonical and non-canonical works, over a variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, that offer counter-readings of familiar Western narratives. Nancy Walker begins by probing women's revisions of two narrative traditions pervasive in Western culture: the biblical story of Adam and Eve, and the traditional fairy tales that have served as paradigms of women's behavior and expectations. She goes on to examine the works of a wide range of writers, from contemporaries Marilynne Robinson, Ursula Le Guin, Anne Sexton, Fay Weldon, Angela Carter, and Margaret Atwood to precursors Caroline Kirkland, Fanny Fern, Mary De Morgan, Mary Louisa Molesworth, Edith Nesbit, and Evelyn Sharp.
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The Contemporary Review

that in Roger's version we have the story as it was told by Thomas himself . Roger , one of the monks of Pontigny among whom Thomas sojourned in his exile , was more likely to hear stories of Thomas ' childhood and youth - as ...

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Contemporary Review

that in Roger's version we have the story as it was told by Thomas himself . Roger , one of the monks of Pontigny among whom Thomas sojourned in his exile , was more likely to hear stories of Thomas ' childhood and youth - as ...

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