Wednesday, January 28, 2009

John UPDIKE (1932-2009)

John Updike is the winner of two Pulitzers and two National Book Awards.
“My subject is the American Protestant small-town middle class.
I like middles. It is in middles that extremes clash,
where ambiguity restlessly rules.”
In a 1966 interview with Jane Howard for Life magazine.
A collection of stories, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories (Alfred A. Knopf), will be released in June 2009.
Read Michiko Kakutani’s excellent appraisal of John Updike’s life and work in The New York Times.


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