Monthly Archives: June 2010

“Rabbit, Run” film available from Warner Bros. Archive Collection

The 1970 film adaptation of Rabbit, Run, starring James Caan as Rabbit Angstrom and Carrie Snodgress as Janice, is now available from the Warner Bros. Archive Collection “on demand”—meaning that the product is manufactured when ordered from Amazon.com, Critics Choice … Continue reading

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Last chance for registration discount: tomorrow, July 1

Tomorrow, July 1, is the last day to get the advance registration discount for The First Biennial John Updike Society Conference at Alvernia University, Reading, Pa. If you haven’t registered yet, or if you’re undecided, please have another look at … Continue reading

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Updike typewriter to be exhibited at the October conference

The typewriter recently auctioned by Christie’s that belonged to John Updike will be displayed at the First Biennial John Updike Society Conference at Alvernia University this October 1-3, thanks to the generosity of the winning bidder. Californian Steve Soboroff, who … Continue reading

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Updike bibliography in the running for a prize

John Updike: A Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Materials, 1948-2007, by members Jack De Bellis and Michael Broomfield (Oak Knoll Press, 2007) , is among the 52 books being considered for the 15th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, awarded by … Continue reading

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Updike Estate literary agent threatens to bypass publishers

Dale Estey wrote in Red Room: where the writers are that literary agent Andrew Wylie, who represents the John Updike Estate, is threatening to bypass publishers and sell authors’ e-book rights directly to Google, Amazon, or Apple. Here’s the story.

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NYT Book Review editor talks about Updike and his “sneak peek” at the archives

Sam Tanenhaus, editor of the New York Times Book Review, got permission to have a sneak peek at the Updike archive now being catalogued at the Houghton. And he talks with Jeffrey Brown about his experience and thoughts about Updike … Continue reading

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July 1 deadline for conference discount looms

Updike in Pennsylvania: The First Biennial John Updike Society Conference has been getting a lot of press lately, but members and soon-to-be members wanting to attend this historic event, Oct. 1-3 at Alvernia University, are reminded that July 1 is … Continue reading

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More on the Updike Archive at the Houghton

Yesterday’s New York Times had an update on the Updike archive that was deposited at the Houghton Library at Harvard University. The story also has some nice information about Updike’s college years, work (and play) habits, and the value of … Continue reading

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Poet pens a Dear Updike

Poet Evelyn Lau, who gained notoriety for Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid (1989), an autobiographical account of coping in a world of drugs and prostitution in Vancouver, B.C., and also for her much-publicized alleged romantic involvement with creative writing … Continue reading

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Updike’s typewriter at auction

John Updike’s typewriter is for sale. Christie’s Auction House has listed John Updike’s Olympia “electric 65c” typewriter with cover and metal typewriter cart as Lot Number 318 in Sale 2328, Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana. The estimate for … Continue reading

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