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message 1: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Jan 27, 2009 06:00PM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Sad news... John Updike has died.
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/...
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/boo...
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/boo...

Have you read any of his books?
I've seen interviews on TV. He was a very engaging fellow.

From Wiki:
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"John Hoyer Updike ...
... American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work is his Rabbit series (Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and Rabbit Remembered). Both Rabbit is Rich and Rabbit at Rest received the Pulitzer Prize. ... Updike was widely recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his highly stylistic writing, and his prolific output... Updike died of lung cancer..."
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Above is from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Updike

Rabbit, Run by John Updike
Rabbit, Run

Rabbit Redux by John Updike
Rabbit Redux

Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
Rabbit Is Rich

Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
Rabbit at Rest


message 2: by Joy H., Group Founder (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Below are links to two interviews with John Updike.
Both interviews took place in October 2008: ====>

Interview with Charles McGrath:
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/0...?

Interview with Sam Tanenhaus:
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/28/boo...
(Scroll half-way down the page to find the interview.)


message 3: by Joy H., Group Founder (last edited Jan 31, 2009 05:18AM) (new)

Joy H. (joyofglensfalls) | 16697 comments Below is a link to several programs in which Charlie Rose interviewed John Updike over the years: ====>
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http://www.charlierose.com/guest/view...
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