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The Voyeur's Motel

The Voyeur's Motel
A Book

by Gay Talese

  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release : 2016-07-12
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0802189733
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The controversial chronicle of a motel owner who secretly studied the sex lives of his guests by the renowned journalist and author of Thy Neighbor’s Wife. On January 7, 1980, in the run-up to the publication of his landmark bestseller Thy Neighbor’s Wife, Gay Talese received an anonymous letter from a man in Colorado. “Since learning of your long-awaited study of coast-to-coast sex in America,” the letter began, “I feel I have important information that I could contribute to its contents or to contents of a future book.” The man—Gerald Foos—hen divulged an astonishing secret: he had bought a motel outside Denver for the express purpose of satisfying his voyeuristic desires. Underneath its peaked roof, he had built an “observation platform” through which he could peer down on his unwitting guests. Over the years, Foos sent Talese hundreds of pages of notes on his guests, work that Foos believed made him a pioneering researcher into American society and sexuality. Through his Voyeur’s motel, he witnessed and recorded the harsh effects of the war in Vietnam, the upheaval in gender roles, the decline of segregation, and much more. In The Voyeur’s Motel. “the reader observes Talese observing Foos observing his guests.” An extraordinary work of narrative journalism, it is at once an examination of one unsettling man and a portrait of the secret life of the American heartland over the latter half of the twentieth century (Daily Mail, UK). “This is a weird book about weird people doing weird things, and I wouldn’t have put it down if the house were on fire.” —John Greenya, Washington Times

Hidden Origins

Hidden Origins
A Book

by Scholastica Media Group

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-05-09
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 1365096351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Drawing on the disciplines of semiotics, critical theory, and the psychology of perception, the essayists of Hidden Origins significantly contribute to the field of media criticism with this ardent herald. The Scholastica Media Group continues to release insightful theory and sharp critique within the erupting new generation of mass media. General Editor: Rob Larson Released May, 2016

Criminalizing Sex

Criminalizing Sex
A Unified Liberal Theory

by Stuart P. Green

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0197507484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Starting in the latter part of the 20th century, the law of sexual offenses, especially in the West, began to reflect a striking divergence. On the one hand, the law became significantly more punitive in its approach to sexual conduct that is nonconsensual or unwanted, as evidenced by a major expansion in the definition of rape and sexual assault, and the creation of new offenses like sex trafficking, child grooming, revenge porn, and female genital mutilation. On the other hand, it became markedly more permissive in how it dealt with conduct that is consensual, a trend that can be seen, for example, in the legalization or decriminalization of sodomy, adultery, and adult pornography. This book explores the conceptual and normative implications of this divergence. In doing so, it assumes that the proper role of the criminal law in a liberal state is to protect individuals in their right not to be subjected to sexual contact against their will, while also safeguarding their right to engage in (private consensual) sexual conduct in which they do wish to participate. Although consistent in the abstract, these dual aims frequently come into conflict in practice. The book develops a framework for harmonization in the context of a wide range of nonconsensual, consensual, and aconsensual sexual offenses (hence, the "unified" nature of the theory) -- including rape-as-unconsented-to-sex, rape-by-deceit, rape-by-coercion, rape of a person who lacks capacity to consent, statutory rape, abuse of position, sexual harassment, voyeurism, indecent exposure, incest, sadomasochistic assault, prostitution, bestiality, and necrophilia"--

Interrogating Ethnography

Interrogating Ethnography
Why Evidence Matters

by Steven Lubet

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-11-17
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0190655674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this comprehensive review of urban ethnography, Steven Lubet encountered a field that relies heavily on anonymous sources, often as reported by a single investigator whose underlying data remain unseen. Upon digging into the details, he discovered too many ethnographic assertions that weredubious, exaggerated, tendentious, or just plain wrong. Employing the tools and techniques of a trial lawyer, Lubet uses original sources and contemporaneous documentation to explore the stories behind ethnographic narratives. Many turn out to be accurate, but others are revealed to be based onrumors, folklore, and unreliable hearsay. Interrogating Ethnography explains how qualitative social science would benefit from greater attention to the quality of evidence, and provides recommendations for bringing the field more closely in line with other fact-based disciplines such as law and journalism.

Motel Voyeur

Motel Voyeur
A Book

by Gay Talese

  • Publisher : Rizzoli
  • Release : 2017-01-19
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 8858687655
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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È il 7 gennaio del 1980 quando Gay Talese, all'epoca impegnato nell'imminente pubblicazione del suo bestseller La donna d'altri, riceve una lettera scritta a mano e anonima. Il mittente è un uomo del Colorado, che dice di aver «appreso del suo attesissimo studio sul sesso in America» e «di poter contribuire con alcune importanti informazioni». Nel seguito di quella lettera l'autore rivela a Talese qualcosa di inconfessabile: alla fine degli anni Sessanta ha acquistato il Manor House Motel, alla periferia di Denver, per soddisfare le proprie tendenze voyeuristiche. Sotto il tetto della struttura ha costruito una «piattaforma d'osservazione», e da lì, attraverso dei finti condotti di ventilazione, da anni osserva gli ospiti ignari. Talese, incuriosito e intenzionato a scriverne, incontra l'uomo – Gerald Foos – in Colorado qualche settimana dopo, e visita il motel. Foos, però, dichiara di voler rimanere anonimo, il giornalista non accetta e decide che questa storia non sarà raccontata. Passano degli anni, Talese rimane in contatto con Foos, che gli invia pagine e pagine del suo Diario del Voyeur, un registro in cui ha annotato le abitudini, i vizi, le passioni dei suoi ospiti – coppie sposate, amanti occasionali, omosessuali, vedove, escort, e tanti altri – pensando a sé come a un pioniere della ricerca sul sesso. Quello che ne risulta è uno spaccato della sessualità in America tra gli anni Settanta e i Novanta, l'istantanea di una nazione che sta vivendo gli aspri effetti della guerra in Vietnam, i giorni della Rivoluzione Sessuale, della desegregazione. Oggi, dopo oltre trentacinque anni da quella prima lettera, Talese, in questo straordinario esempio di giornalismo narrativo, può raccontare finalmente la controversa vicenda umana di Gerald Foos, offrendoci il ritratto della vita più segreta dell'America nell'ultima metà del secolo scorso.

The Voyeur

The Voyeur
A Book

by Christopher Konrad

  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release : 2021-07-04
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 1982290455
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A woman sees Dante everywhere; Karl runs and runs and cannot recapture his lost love; Celine, a Thai trans-woman, falls for an artist who is infatuated with her as he is with Ian Fairweather; an ex-con travels to Germany to meet his favourite author Herta Mueller; a soldier’s wife comes back from the brink; a businessman meets a Muslim woman over a chair incident; Paul, a rat-historian, traces his ‘mischief’s’ origins back to Kafka’s Josephine the Mouse Singer. Whether a soldier’s wife, someone observing life from her veranda in an everyday suburban neighbourhood, or a murder of crows regretting their lost chance at ruling the world, in this collection lies a multivariate of human, and other, experiences and voices that stretch across the borderlines of here and there, of what sounds impossible, but implacably located in the now of everyday life. This is a bunch of stories inhabited by real people/ beings who are all, in their own ways, undergoing a quest – whether running to or from love, from themselves and others or running towards better versions of themselves. They inhabit the world of literature and art, prisons, hospitals, war or back water towns. They are a multiplicity of wounds and celebrations where some of these stories are too big for more than one page or too many to be contained in one book. The author, as both narrator and voyeur, travels a tightrope strung between sadness and hopefulness. Many of these stories have been published and several have received awards, including The Soldier’s Wife which won the Tod Hunter Short Story prize.

High Notes

High Notes
Selected Writings of Gay Talese

by Gay Talese

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2017-01-17
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1632867478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A superb new collection from the illustrious career of Gay Talese, "the most important nonfiction writer of his generation" (David Halberstam). Admired by generations of reporters, Gay Talese has for more than six decades enriched American journalism with an unmatched ability to inhabit the worlds of his subjects. From the long-form Esquire articles that germinated into his masterful books--including Honor Thy Father and Thy Neighbor's Wife--to indelible portraits like the canonical "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" and the recent, revealing account of avant-pop star Lady Gaga's studio session with the old-school crooner Tony Bennett, the pieces collected in High Notes are classics of the journalistic style Talese pioneered--"the art of hanging out," as he called it--and a bold testament to his enduring talent for unparalleled cultural observation and impeccable literary craftsmanship.

Sex in the archives

Sex in the archives
Writing American sexual histories

by Barry Reay

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2018-12-10
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1526124556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The archive has assumed a new significance in the history of sex, and this book visits a series of such archives, including the Kinsey Institute’s erotic art; gay masturbatory journals in the New York Public Library; the private archive of an amateur pornographer; and one man’s lifetime photographic dossier on Baltimore hustlers. Shedding new light on American sexual history, the topics covered are both fascinating and wide-ranging: the art history of homoeroticism; casual sex before hooking-up; transgender; New York queer sex; masturbation; pornography; sex in the city. This book will appeal to a wide readership: those interested in American studies, sexuality studies, contemporary history, the history of sex, psychology, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, queer studies, trans studies, pornography studies, visual studies, museum studies, and media studies.

Men and Style

Men and Style
Essays, Interviews and Considerations

by David Coggins

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2016-10-11
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1613122373
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times Bestseller Men and Style reaches beyond standard “what to wear” advice: It is equal parts style guide and intriguing conversation about the masculine identity within the world of fashion. David Coggins explores the history of men’s style and learns from some of the most notable tastemakers in the industry and beyond. Its essays and interviews discuss the lessons men learned from their fathers, the mistakes they made as young men, and how they emerged to become better men. Some of the most dapper men in the world discuss bad mustaches, misguided cologne choices, and unfortunate prom tuxedos. All the men here have arrived at a place in the world and have a keen understanding about how they fit in it. Men and Style celebrates singular men who’ve lived well and can tell us about how they earned their worldview. They’re smart enough to absorb the wisdom that’s hidden in the world, and even smarter to wear that wisdom lightly.

Worn in New York

Worn in New York
68 Sartorial Memoirs of the City

by Emily Spivack

  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1683351797
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The boots a passenger had on when his plane landed on the Hudson River. The tank top Andy Warhol’s assistant wore to one of their nightclub outings together. The jacket a taxi driver put on to feel safe as he worked the night shift. — These and over sixty other clothing-inspired narratives make up Worn in New York, the latest volume from New York Times bestselling author Emily Spivack. In these first-person accounts, contributors in and out of the public eye share surprising, personal, wild, poignant, and funny stories behind a piece of clothing that reminds them of a significant moment of their New York lives. Worn in New York offers a contemporary cultural history of the city—its changing identity, temper, and tone, and its irrepressible vitality—by paying tribute to these well-loved clothes and the people who wore them. Includes contributions from: Adam Horovitz Amy Heckerling Andre Royo Anna Sui Aubrey Plaza Catherine Opie Coco Rocha Dick Cavett Eileen Myles Fab 5 Freddy Gay Talese Genesis Breyer P-Orridge JD Samson Jenji Kohan Jenna Lyons Kyp Malone Lena Dunham Pee Wee Kirkland Thelma Golden Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

The All-American Industrial Motel

The All-American Industrial Motel
A Memoir

by Doug Crandell

  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2007-03-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 156976221X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volatile memoir from Doug Crandell weaves a darkly comic and thoroughly heartbreaking coming-of-age tale set in 1990 as the author is about to graduate from college. With very few job prospects and in need of tuition money, he joins his father working at a ceiling tile factory in tiny Lagro, Indiana. As his father moves headlong into a midlife crisis--complete with a bad toupee and a penchant for drinking on the job--Crandell's mother struggles with depression and talks in the third person as she manages a fast-food joint, where she compels her crew to dress in homemade costumes. As the author struggles to finish his degree, he also fights the urge to stay where he is and end up a "lifer" like his father. But before long, the monotonous work takes its toll on Crandell, making him realize just how similar he and his dad are. From their joint substance abuse to their feelings about the coworkers they watch buried from asbestosis, the Crandell men struggle to find a way to communicate. This powerful book explores themes of modern manhood, hope, and the power of labor to bring together workers, families, and even macho men.

The Voyeur

The Voyeur
A Book

by Henry Sutton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Self-Interviews

Self-Interviews
A Book

by James Dickey

  • Publisher : LSU Press
  • Release : 1984-03-01
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780807111413
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Self-Interviews, James Dickey speaks thoughtfully and with candor of his life as a poet. He recalls how poetry came to be his career, tracing its growing importance in his life from his youth in Georgia through his years overseas with the Air Force, as a student at Vanderbilt, as a teacher, and as a successful advertising executive. He also tells of how he reworked the life around him into poetry, of the fleeting impressions and lingering thoughts that were the seeds of some of his finest poems, including “Cherrylog Road,” “The Lifeguard,” “The Fiend,” and “Falling.” Following only a rough outline, Dickey recorded these spontaneous monologues in June, 1968, not long after the publication of his Poems, 1957–1967, which collected the work from his first five books. These musings, then, date from what was in many ways a natural vantage point on his artistic development, a moment ripe for recollection and analysis. Dickey uses the occasion not only to look back on his career but also to consider his preferences and goals as a poet. “I would like to be able to write a poetry,” he reveals, “that would have something for every level of mind, something that would be accessible to a child and would also give college professors and professional critics something, maybe something they haven’t had much of recently, or indeed ever.” This book is not so much the autobiography of a poet as it is the biography of a poet’s work. Unique and revealing, Self-Interviews is an intimate profile of a decade in the art of one of America’s finest poets.

Hollywood's Censor

Hollywood's Censor
Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration

by Thomas Doherty,Thomas Patrick Doherty

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2009-02
  • Pages : 427
  • ISBN : 0231143591
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cultural historian Thomas Doherty tells the story of Joseph I. Breen, a media-savvy Victorian Irishman, who controlled Hollywood's Production Code Administration from 1934 to 1954. Breen's role in this Hollywood office was to censor American motion pictures.

The Complete David Bowie

The Complete David Bowie
New Edition: Expanded and Updated

by Nicholas Pegg

  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release : 2016-11-02
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1785655337
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE ULTIMATE EDITION – EXPANDED AND UPDATED WITH MORE THAN 70,000 WORDS OF NEW MATERIAL Critically acclaimed in its previous editions, The Complete David Bowie is recognized as the foremost source of analysis and information on every facet of Bowie’s work. The A-Z of songs and the day-by-day dateline are the most complete ever published. From his boyhood skiffle performance at the 18th Bromley Scouts’ Summer Camp, to the majesty of his final masterpiece Blackstar, every aspect of David Bowie’s extraordinary career is explored and dissected by Nicholas Pegg’s unrivalled combination of in-depth knowledge and penetrating insight. The Albums – detailed production history and analysis of every album. The Songs – hundreds of individual entries reveal the facts and anecdotes behind not just the famous recordings, but also the most obscure of unreleased rarities – from ‘Absolute Beginners’ to ‘Ziggy Stardust’, from ‘Abdulmajid’ to ‘Zion’. The Tours – set-lists and histories of every live show. The Actor – a complete guide to Bowie’s career on stage and screen. Plus – the videos, the BBC radio sessions, the paintings, the internet and much more.

Ethics and Images of Pain

Ethics and Images of Pain
A Book

by Asbjørn Grønstad,Henrik Gustafsson

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2012-04-27
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 1136453059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Few phenomena are as formative of our experience of the visual world as displays of suffering. But what does it mean to have an ethical experience of disturbing or traumatizing images? What kind of ethical proposition does an image of pain mobilize? How may the spectator learn from and make use of the painful image as a source of ethical reflection? Engaging with a wide range of visual media--from painting, theatre, and sculpture, to photography, film, and video--this interdisciplinary collection of essays by leading and emerging scholars of visual culture offers a reappraisal of the increasingly complex relationship between images of pain and the ethics of viewing. Ethics and Images of Pain reconsiders the persistent and ever pertinent nexus of aesthetics and ethics, the role of painful images as generators of unpredictable forms of affect, the moral transformation of spectatorship, the ambivalence of the witness and the representation of afflication as a fundamental form of our shared scopic experience. The instructive and illuminating essays in the collection introduce a phenomenological context in which to make sense of our current ecology of excruciating images, one that accentuates notions of responsibility, empathy, and imagination. Contributors trace the images of pain across a miscellany of case studies, and amongst the topics addressed are: the work of artists as disparate as Doris Salcedo, Anselm Kiefer and Bendik Riis; photographs from Abu Ghraib and Rwanda; Hollywood war films and animated documentaries; performances of self-immolations and incidents of police brutality captured on mobile phones.

Actors in Action: How Our Favorite Action Stars Became Their Characters

Actors in Action: How Our Favorite Action Stars Became Their Characters
A Book

by Jason Norman

  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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You’ve seen movies that transport you into outer space and shove you into the middle of martial arts battles. You’ve dodged bullets with John Wayne, fought off aliens with Sigourney Weaver, rocketed past planets with Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill, soared with Christopher Reeve as Superman, and driven through walls with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now, you want to become an action film actor, too . . . but how? The tough truth of the trade is finally revealed by author Jason Norman and those who learned how to put the “act” in “action.” Discover the secrets of their work, from seeming to become the characters moviegoers love and hate to the unique trade tricks that only insiders have known—until now. Join your favorite stars from Star Wars, Terminator, Million Dollar Baby, Suicide Squad, Casino, Midnight Express, Death Wish, Towering Inferno, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Karate Kid, and other action-packed movies that inspired you. Want to be the next Bruce Willis so you can yell something like "Yippee Ki Yay, motherf***er?" Take action. Illustrated with more than 140 photos. Index. About the author: Jason Norman’s previous works include Welcome to Our Nightmares: Behind the Scene With Today's Horror Actors and Behind the Screams. He has won two Virginia Press Association awards. “I really enjoy your writing how you so eloquently can change my ramblings into a wonderful piece of work. It was a honor to read your words.” - Stephanie Finochio “You really can write, be factual, and entertain all at the same time.” - Patrick Reynolds “It is so beautifully written! I will be honored to have your book on my bookshelf someday.” - Christian Pitre

Sexual Disorders

Sexual Disorders
Treatment, Theory, and Research

by C. David Tollison,Henry E. Adams

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text and reference source introduces students and professionals to an applied approach to the assessment and treatment of sexual deviation and dysfunctions. Included are techniques to assess and treat masochism, rape, paedophilia, incest, mate swapping, necrophilia, nudism, frottage, coprophilia, coprophagia, zoophilia, satyriases, transsexualism, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fetishism, transvestism, sadism, and prostitution.

Voyeur

Voyeur
A Book

by Daniel Judson

  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2010-09-28
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781429961950
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Remer was an effective Manhattan P.I. until one of his targets found a nasty way to force him into an early retirement. Since then, he has been living an anonymous life, running a liquor store in Southampton, and doing his best to stay in the shadows without ties to anyone or anything. Then a voice from his past reaches out for help, and he agrees to work one last case---a missing person---in order to escape the threat he's lived under for six years. Trouble is, even if he finds Mia Ferrara, even if she's safe, that might not be enough. Shamus Award winner Daniel Judson's irresistible noir styling and impeccably drawn heroes---so beset and so human---make Voyeur his most searing thriller yet.

Updike's Version

Updike's Version
Rewriting The Scarlet Letter

by James A. Schiff

  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9780826208712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although many readers are aware of John Updike's Rabbit tetralogy, fewer have paid close attention to his other multivolume work, "The Scarlet Letter trilogy." In Updike's Version, James Schiff provides the first full-length critical analysis of Updike's trilogy since the publication of its final volume in 1988. He demonstrates how Hawthorne's classic novel of adulterous love and divided selves has become an American myth, and how Updike, in his trilogy, has sought to expand, update, and satirize that myth. The three volumes that make up the trilogy, A Month of Sundays (1975), Roger's Version (1986), and S. (1988), engage in a dialogue with Hawthorne's novel, commenting upon and altering the original story. To understand the nature of this dialogue, Schiff employs a methodolgy specifically suited to Updike's mythical method, in which special attention is given to reader expectation, parody, point of view, and principles of fragmentation and condensation. Updike's Version covers new ground in Updike's studies, revealing how the intertextual dialogue between Updike and Hawthorne is far more complex and extensive than has yet been acknowledged. Providing close and detailed readings of the novels, Updike's Version will be of major importance to students and scholars of John Updike, Nathaniel Hawthorne's canonical American text, and American literature in general.