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  • n. a metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron); used to specify wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation


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  • Even Rabbit Angstrom is obviously not an autobiographical character, however much some of his responses to his situation and his experiences might have come from Updike's familiarity with his mileu and his background.

    Updike, John

  • It has a role in this series due only to the fact that Updike chose to write another novel featuring Rabbit Angstrom ten years later, its social realism partly an artifact of the later creation and our perception of "the Rabbit books" as a unified set.

    Rabbit's Run

  • I think that this strategy in Rabbit is Rich mostly works -- it's still a pretty good book that manages to make Harry Angstrom a more sympathetic figure than he is in either Rabbit, Run or Rabbit Redux but doesn't sentimentalize him in the process.

    Rabbit's Run

  • Both Rabbit Redux and Rabbit is Rich seem clearly enough designed to transform the approach taken in Rabbit, Run into a strategy by which the story of Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom becomes not just the story of an isolated American trying to figure out what he wants but a story about the social development of America in the second half of the twentieth century.

    Rabbit's Run

  • And while very little reference is made to current events or objects of popular culture in Rabbit, Run, Rabbit is Rich is saturated with such references, the chronicle of a few months in the life of the Angstrom family unfolding within the cultural currents of such developments as the ongoing energy crisis and the taking of the hostages in Iran.

    Rabbit's Run

  • While I thought Rabbit is Rich was worth reading, the other two were tepid and lackluster, period pieces at best that existed to show Rabbit Angstrom as a "representative" American of his time and place and to document American culture at the turn of each decade from 1960 to 1990.

    Rabbit's Run

  • Like Rabbit Angstrom, Ace is a former high school basketball hero no longer in the spotlight.

    Updike, John

  • Angstrom Levy finally attacks, and the world has never been in more danger!

    Image Comics for February 2010 | Major Spoilers - Comic Book Reviews and News

  • I read it in one sitting and realized that before I even knew his story I was feeling like Rabbit Angstrom.

    Updike at Rest

  • Too often I found myself empathizing with the character of Rabbit Angstrom, aimless guy in his mid-20s who has a premature midlife crisis, abandoning his pregnant wife and go-nowhere job to “find” himself.

    Weekly Mishmash: February 22-28 :


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