Title:The art of John Updike's "A&P"
Periodical:Studies in Short Fiction, v34, n2, 1997, p215
Abstract:In his short story "A & P," John Updike uses allusions to art and to art criticism to give the informed reader the experience of dramatic irony as a means toward constructing significance for the story. The popularity of "A & P" rests on a number of ironic ambiguities, which are discussed.
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