Books as Ways Out and Back Into Reality

alex atkins bookshelf quotations“As a writer, I imagine my books ‘ ideal destination to be the shelves of Reading Public Library , where they can be picked up without prejudice, by a reader as innocent as I was, and read for their own sake, as ways out of reality and back into it.”

Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist and short story writer John Updike (1932-2009), best known for his four Rabbit novels (Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich, and Rabbit at Rest; all four were published in one volume titled Rabbit Angstrom: The Four Novels). He was a prolific author, writing at least one book a year, focused on the struggles of the Protestant middle class living in a small town in America.

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