Books: Cabbage Moon

RABBIT REDUX by John Updike. 406 pages. Knopf. $7.95.

The fullness ends when we give Nature her ransom, when we make children for her. Then she is through with us, and we become, first inside, and then outside, junk.

—Rabbit, Run

When last seen through the mist of such depressing lyrics. Harry ("Rabbit") Angstrom was hustling his 6 feet 3 inches over the drab surface of Mount Judge, Pa., and away from his responsibilities. That was in 1960 at the conclusion of John Updike's Rabbit, Run. Unlike Huckleberry Finn, Rabbit had no expansive territory ahead. Tethered by circumstances, he could only enjoy what Updike...

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