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A&P | Suggested Reading


Here are some suggested reading materials and online resources to help you get a better understanding of John Updike's A&P. In addition, we've listed some articles and other books that are similar to A&P that you may enjoy.

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Begley, Adam. Updike. New York: Harper, 2014. Print.

Luscher, Robert. John Updike – A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne, 1993. Print.

MacNaughton, William R., ed. Critical Essays on John Updike. Lynchbur: Commonwealth, 1982. Print. Critical Essays on American Literature.

Saldivar, Toni. "The Art of John Updike's 'A & P.'" Studies in Short Fiction 34.2 (1997): 215-25. Print.

Samuels, Charles Thomas. "John Updike, The Art of Fiction No. 43." The Paris Review 45 (1968). Web.

Thompson, Corey Evan. "Updike's A & P." The Explicator 59.4 (2001): 215-16. Print.

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