TITLE

Notes of a Disillusioned Lover: John Updike's Memories of the Ford Administration

AUTHOR(S)
Boyer, Paul
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
American Literary History;Spring2001, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the book "Memories of the Ford Administration," by John Updike. Updike, in composing his fictional historian's scholarly opus, has researched about U.S. president James Buchanan's life carefully, and he writes about it, albeit somewhat episodically, in illuminating detail. Updike has larger concerns. Historians clearly loom large among the intended audience of "Memories of the Ford Administration," as Updike offers extended reflections on their discipline, toward which he conveys a certain admiration and indulgent affection, tempered by amusement at its self-satisfaction and overweening assumptions. Updike has always been noteworthy for attentiveness to historical detail.
ACCESSION #
16013000

 

Related Articles

  • HUMANITIES COURSE. Updike, John // New Yorker;6/4/1955, Vol. 31 Issue 16, p90 

    The article presents the poem "Humanities Course," by John Updike. First Line: Professor Varder handles Dante; Last Line: thought."

  • Rocket Man. Pinar, William F. // JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing (1057896X);Summer2004, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p7 

    Focuses on John Updike's belief that the body is a disposable rocket. Characteristics of an ideal male body; Design of men's bodies for covering territory; Estrangement of straight guys to their bodies like rocket ships passing in the night.

  • Chronicling a Life. Barnes, Cynthia // Humanities;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p20 

    Profiles John Updike, author, essayist, poet and recipient of the 2003 National Humanities Medal, which is awarded to various persons for conveying the humanities to a larger public. Career in journalism; List of books he wrote; His educational background.

  • BUCHANAN DYING: A PLAY.  // New Yorker;7/8/1974, Vol. 50 Issue 20, p80 

    The article reviews the book "Buchanan Dying: A Play," by John Updike.

  • NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDALS. Beatty, Mary Lou // Humanities;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p2 

    Reports on the recipients of the 2003 National Humanities Medal, which is awarded to persons for conveying the humanities to a larger public. Views of John Updike on the subject of humanities; Opinion of Robert Ballard on humanities; Evolution of food in the U.S.

  • Licks of Love (Book Review). Wood, Ralph C. // Christian Century;8/15/2001, Vol. 118 Issue 23, p29 

    Reviews the book `Licks of Love: Short Stories and a Sequel,' by John Updike.

  • Updike's Twosomes. Broyard, Anatole // New Republic;5/4/68, Vol. 158 Issue 18, p28 

    Reviews the book "Couples," by John Updike.

  • Updike's passions. Johnson, Jeffrey // Christian Century;3/24/2009, Vol. 126 Issue 6, p12 

    The article discusses the American author John Updike and his Christian faith. Brief biographical information on Updike's Christian upbringing is provided. Discussion is offered highlighting the ways in which his Lutheran beliefs manifested themselves within his written works, focusing on the...

  • Unzipped. Amidon, Stephen // New Statesman;1/24/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4723, p51 

    Reviews the book "Villages," by John Updike.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics