Once called “a minor novelist with a major style,” John Updike's impact on American letters is wide-reaching and palpable.
His ‘Rabbit’ tetrology moved and inspired Eminem so much that he named his character in 8 Mile Rabbit as homage to the authors famous charcter.
"The putsch (or Grandeur et Décadence of Colonel Hakim Ellelloû) tells the story of an ex-soldier of the French army, ex-student of American universities, torn by his culture between Africa and America and by his ideology between Islam and Marxism and by the flesh and love between his three Black wives and his fourth, a white woman, Ellelloû. The book explores the fundamental and irreducible anomalies between different races and cultures. Poet and mystic, sensual and austere, Ellelloû testifies to the persistence, in Updike, of the libertine."
Beautiful copy, condition Very good.