Monthly Archives: March 2010

Collectible John Updike lapel pin available

There’s only one way to get this collectible John Updike lapel pin, which is faithful to the self-portrait Updike did for his Paris Review interview, and that’s to pay your membership dues for 2010. And for those who aren’t already … Continue reading

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The Dogwood Tree: March 18, 1932

In perhaps his most famous autobiographical essay, “The Dogwood Tree: A Boyhood” (Assorted Prose, 1965), John Updike, who would have been 78 today, wrote: “When I was born, my parents and my mother’s parents planted a dogwood tree in the … Continue reading

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New member treasures his encounter with J.U.

Professor Joseph McDade, of Houston Community College, is the most recent person to join the Society—our 153rd member—and like so many he’s planning on attending the Society’s first conference in October. Also like so many, he has a fond memory … Continue reading

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Rabbit, Run: Turning 50 and still hard to catch

In a 1992 interview on The Dick Cavett Show, John Updike told his host that he keeps all of his books from Knopf “in a row, without their jackets, and it’s in this set that I note the typos and … Continue reading

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Will Kindle light a fire under Updike novel sales?

The Associated Press and Best Ebook Reviews reported that Random House is adding 7000 additional ebooks to its e-catalog over the next few months. Though ebooks count for fewer than a 1 percent market share of total book sales, Random … Continue reading

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