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John Updike Remembered...

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message 1: by Stacie, Official Anythink Ambassador (new)

Stacie (stacieadelia) | 72 comments Mod
One of America's great writers passed away this week. Do you have any favorite Updike memories or stories? Any thoughts on his works? Recommendations? Feel free to share your thoughts here.

I'm mostly familiar with his short stories myself. I've wanted to read his Rabbit series for years but have never gotten to them. Maybe now is a good time. His short stories always resonated with me, mostly because during my formative years I lived outside of Reading, PA, where he was born and near where he lived, and the towns and emotions of the people he described were very familiar to me.

NY Times article on his life/death:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/boo...

Here is an interview Updike did with Charlie Rose. The Updike portion begins at 23:00.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmRjgn...




message 2: by Bobby (new)

Bobby I bumped into this article about Updike by one of my new favorite authors.
http://www.granta.com/Online-Only/Why...

Unfortunately the only Updike I've read was Terrorist which was pretty disappointing. Hopefully I'll get around to reading more in the future.

Thanks for the Charlie Rose link. It's usually such a fascinating show. I'm interested to see it.


message 3: by Stacie, Official Anythink Ambassador (new)

Stacie (stacieadelia) | 72 comments Mod
What a great article. Thanks for sharing.


message 4: by Bobby (new)

Bobby Speaking of great writers and tragic events (although not as tragic as death), I came across this link today about Cormac McCarthy's childhood home burning down.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/jan...


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