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Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run

by John Updike

Rabbit, Run Resources

Movie or TV Productions

"Three months ago Rabbit went out to buy his wife cigarettes. He hasn’t come home yet."

That’s the quote from a poster for director Jack Smight’s 1970 film adaptation of Rabbit, Run, staring James Caan.

Sort of an adaptation.

Curtis Hanson’s 2002 film 8 Mile which stars rapper Eminem is a very loose adaptation of the novel.

Images

Updike as a Harvard Senior, 1954

Is it just us, or does Updike look a little rabbity here?

Documents

"The Art of Fiction No. 43"

Check out this 1968 interview with Updike in The Paris Review.

"You Cannot Really Flee"

A review of the novel, by David Boroff, from The New York Times in 1960.

"John Updike at Work: Revising Rabbit Run"

Check out Updike's revision process with your own eyes in this slide show from the New York Times.

"Ex Basketball Player"

A poem by Updike. We think Rabbit would approve.

"John Updike's Archive: A Great Writer at Work"

In 2009, after Updike's death from lung cancer, Harvard University bought his archives. Read all about it here.

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