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Gertrude and Claudius - John Updike
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2000, ISBN: 0241140978

[SR: 643286], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780241140970], Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Book, [PU: Hamish Hamilton Ltd], 2000-07-06, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Gertrude and Claudius, John Updike's Gertrude and Claudius is a prelude to Shakespeare's Hamlet, focusing not on the sulky star but on his mother and fratricidal stepfather (think of it as a Danish, death-struck version of The Parent Trap). Updike's great achievement here is to turn our customary sympathies on their heads. This time around, Gertrude is a decent, long-suffering wife, whose consciousness happens to be raised to the boiling point by her sexy brother-in-law. And Claudius, too, seems half a victim of this fatal attraction, with a strong neo-Platonic accent to his lust: As in the bulk of his fiction--and most conspicuously in the underrated In the Beauty of the Lilies--Updike sacrifices artistic firepower when he goes archaic on us. That explains why Gertrude and Claudius gets off to a wobbly start, with the author's medieval diction careening all over the page. But once his narrative gets up to speed, the author dispenses one brilliant bit of perception after another. Gertrude and Claudius also amounts to a running theological argument, in which men constantly impale themselves on metaphysical principle while the adulterous queen is willing "to accept the world at face value, as a miracle daily renewed". (That would explain Gertrude's snap diagnosis of her neurotic son: "Too much German philosophy".) A superlative satellite to Shakespeare's creation, Updike's novel is likely to retain a kind of subordinate rank, even within his own capacious body of work. Still, it's packed with enough post-Elizabethan insight about men and women, parents and children, to suggest that the play's not the thing--not always, anyway. --James Marcus, Amazon.com, 62, Fiction, 275035, Adventure Stories & Action, 275116, Anthologies, 426316031, Biographical Fiction, 590912, Classics, 590756, Contemporary Fiction, 72, Crime, Thrillers & Mystery, 275040, Erotica, 275050, Family Sagas, 279254, Fantasy, 598310, Film & Television Tie-In, 590800, Gay & Lesbian, 10790401, Historical, 63, Horror, 426359031, Humour, 590930, Lad Lit, 590934, Literary Fiction, 426309031, Medical, 590794, Metaphysical & Visionary, 275053, Myths & Fairy Tales, 426362031, Poetry & Drama, 590796, Political, 426310031, Psychological, 275054, Religious & Inspirational, 88, Romance, 279292, Science Fiction, 275380, Short Stories, 590792, Sport, 275060, War, 275065, Westerns, 590760, Women Writers & Fiction, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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London: Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 2000. Hardcover. Dust jacket has very lightly bumped foot of spine and some superficial scores. Hinge is visible on title page, but binding remains intact. A few light marks and scores on boards. Pages are clean and tight throughout. T. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Used., Hamish Hamilton Ltd., 2000

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Gertrude and Claudius

Gertrude and Claudius, John Updike's Gertrude and Claudius is a prelude to Shakespeare's Hamlet, focusing not on the sulky star but on his mother and fratricidal stepfather (think of it as a Danish, death-struck version of The Parent Trap). Updike's great achievement here is to turn our customary sympathies on their heads. This time around, Gertrude is a decent, long-suffering wife, whose consciousness happens to be raised to the boiling point by her sexy brother-in-law. And Claudius, too, seems half a victim of this fatal attraction, with a strong neo-Platonic accent to his lust:

As in the bulk of his fiction--and most conspicuously in the underrated In the Beauty of the Lilies--Updike sacrifices artistic firepower when he goes archaic on us. That explains why Gertrude and Claudius gets off to a wobbly start, with the author's medieval diction careening all over the page. But once his narrative gets up to speed, the author dispenses one brilliant bit of perception after another. Gertrude and Claudius also amounts to a running theological argument, in which men constantly impale themselves on metaphysical principle while the adulterous queen is willing "to accept the world at face value, as a miracle daily renewed". (That would explain Gertrude's snap diagnosis of her neurotic son: "Too much German philosophy".)

A superlative satellite to Shakespeare's creation, Updike's novel is likely to retain a kind of subordinate rank, even within his own capacious body of work. Still, it's packed with enough post-Elizabethan insight about men and women, parents and children, to suggest that the play's not the thing--not always, anyway. --James Marcus, Amazon.com

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780241140970
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0241140978
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Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: H.Hamilton

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ISBN/EAN: 9780241140970

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-241-14097-8, 978-0-241-14097-0


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