Buchanan Dying

Buchanan Dying By John Updike, Buchanan Dying In a play meant to be read James Buchanan th President of the U S relives his political and private past A new foreword and a wide ranging afterword put the dramatic portrait in context
  • Title: Buchanan Dying
  • Author: John Updike
  • ISBN: 9780811702386
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Buchanan Dying By John Updike, In a play meant to be read, James Buchanan, 15th President of the U.S relives his political and private past A new foreword and a wide ranging afterword put the dramatic portrait in context.
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    1. John Updike

      John Hoyer Updike was an American writer Updike s most famous work is his Rabbit series Rabbit, Run Rabbit Redux Rabbit Is Rich Rabbit At Rest and Rabbit Remembered Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest both won Pulitzer Prizes for Updike Describing his subject as the American small town, Protestant middle class, Updike is well known for his careful craftsmanship and prolific writing, having published 22 novels and than a dozen short story collections as well as poetry, literary criticism and children s books Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems have appeared in The New Yorker since the 1950s His works often explore sex, faith, and death, and their inter relationships.He died of lung cancer at age 76.

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    1. James Buchanan, the fifteenth President of the United States, was the only Pennsylvanian to hold that office, and its only bachelor And now he is dying.In this tour de force, John Updike takes the dying man onstage On Stage For this is a play Three acts, with quickly moving, un numbered scenes, where Buchanan, mostly abed, is visited by a succession of Marley s Ghosts, brought forward to remind him and us that he was a feckless leader, ill equipped to the point of incompetence, pragmatic in love [...]


    2. Read this in the 80 s, found it enlightening, revealing and as a scholar myself, I liked Buchanan the reader, though most readers do not I have to re read it, soon, to elaborate on this review Buchanan is now often held up as the worst US president bec he tried his damnedest to avoid the Civil War But who wouldn t prefer to have left the country without 500,000 killed Of course, that is not the point since even England had abolished slavery decades before Buchanan s presidency.



    3. Best to read this play after reading Updike s Memories of the Ford Administration James Buchanan was the only US president from Pennsylvania, Updike s birthplace.


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