Reduced to a plot summary, John Updike's "A&P" is unpromising: a grocery store manager admonishes some girls for shopping in their bathing suits, and a young cashier quits his job because he has been attracted to one of them and wants to make an impression. Updike, however, has constructed a highly entertaining moral tale in "A&P," guaranteed to amuse but in the end to instruct with bittersweet wisdom that grows from the magic in the telling.
Presents an interview with author John Updike. When asked about his time working as a staff writer for the "New Yorker" upon graduating from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he responded that the experience allowed him to go to boating and electronic exhibits. Also discussed is the author's time spent living in Ipswich, Massachusetts.
Critical anylisis of Updike's novels through the use of gender, syntax, and metaphor: "Who knows – in another two decades, 2019’s heated discussions about race and gender may look equally quaint. The atrocities we’re unconsciously committing in our novels today are probably something to do with the environment. "
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