That’s the quote from a poster for director Jack Smight’s 1970 film adaptation of Rabbit, Run, staring James Caan.
Curtis Hanson’s 2002 film 8 Mile which stars rapper Eminem is a very loose adaptation of the novel.
Is it just us, or does Updike look a little rabbity here?
Check out this 1968 interview with Updike in The Paris Review.
A review of the novel, by David Boroff, from The New York Times in 1960.
Check out Updike's revision process with your own eyes in this slide show from the New York Times.
A poem by Updike. We think Rabbit would approve.
In 2009, after Updike's death from lung cancer, Harvard University bought his archives. Read all about it here.