Updike's Bech: a book, and the heaven of fiction
Keywords:Literatura norteamericana, Novela, Updike, John, Bech, Personajes literarios
AbstractThis paper examines Bech's trajectory as a fictional character and as an artificer of words. Bech, the word master, is "reduced" throughout the novel in the several oeuvres which try to capture his essence until finally he enters the "heaven of fiction," the ultimate reduction which fixes him as an immortal, immutable character. Bech, however, longs for the mortality of life outside the pantheon, for the unlimited possibilities of reality.
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Manzanas Calvo, Ana María. 1993. “Updike’s Bech: A Book, and the Heaven of Fiction”. Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina De Estudios Ingleses, no. 6 (November):109-14. https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.1993.6.10.
Copyright (c) 1993 Ana María Manzanas Calvo
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