Updike's American Comedies.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Date:
      Essay last updated: 20120201
    • Author Affiliations:
      1 Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, Princeton University
      2 Bard College at Simon's Rock
    • ISBN:
      9781587658327
    • Accession Number:
      70884177
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OATES, J. C.; RODGERS JR., B. F. Updike’s American Comedies. Critical Insights: John Updike, [s. l.], p. 145–161, 2011. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Oates JC, Rodgers Jr. BF. Updike’s American Comedies. Critical Insights: John Updike. September 2011:145-161. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=70884177&custid=s6224580. Accessed November 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Oates, J. C., & Rodgers Jr., B. F. (2011). Updike’s American Comedies. Critical Insights: John Updike, 145–161. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=70884177&custid=s6224580
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Oates, Joyce Carol, and Bernard F. Rodgers Jr. 2011. “Updike’s American Comedies.” Critical Insights: John Updike, September, 145–61. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=70884177&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Oates, J. C. and Rodgers Jr., B. F. (2011) ‘Updike’s American Comedies’, Critical Insights: John Updike, pp. 145–161. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=70884177&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 21 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Oates, JC & Rodgers Jr., BF 2011, ‘Updike’s American Comedies’, Critical Insights: John Updike, pp. 145–161, viewed 21 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Oates, Joyce Carol, and Bernard F. Rodgers Jr. “Updike’s American Comedies.” Critical Insights: John Updike, Sept. 2011, pp. 145–161. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=70884177&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Oates, Joyce Carol, and Bernard F. Rodgers Jr. “Updike’s American Comedies.” Critical Insights: John Updike, September 16, 2011, 145–61. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=70884177&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Oates JC, Rodgers Jr. BF. Updike’s American Comedies. Critical Insights: John Updike [Internet]. 2011 Sep 16 [cited 2019 Nov 21];145–61. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=lfh&AN=70884177&custid=s6224580

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