Monthly Archives: September 2010

NY Times writer notes 50th anniversary of Kid’s Adieu

In a New York Times story posted September 25, Charles McGrath observed the 50th anniversary of Ted William’s last game, “in which, with an impeccable sense of occasion, he hit a home run, a miraculous line drive to deep right … Continue reading

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Area media gear up for the Society’s conference

The previews are starting to appear. On September 22, Louis M. Shucker wrote an article for the Reading Eagle about the conference, focusing on the teacher’s seminar being offered on the first day. Then, on September 22, Steve Siegel contributed … Continue reading

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206th member shares his Updike story

Rev. John Brown, who recently retired from active ministry with the United Church of Canada and became the Society’s 206th member, writes: On Feb. 12, 1997 Updike gave a reading at the University of Toronto, promoting In the Beauty of … Continue reading

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SI writer recalls a round of golf with Updike

For those who may not have stumbled across it while Web surfing, here’s a link to “Remembering a round with John Updike,” written by Michael Bamberger, Senior Writer for Sports Illustrated, and published last fall. Thanks to Jack De Bellis for … Continue reading

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Penn State acquires Updike manuscripts

Penn State University Libraries recently posted a page announcing that they have acquired the manuscripts for Buchanan Dying, and a “web tour” still under construction suggests they may also have manuscripts for Memories of the Ford Administration. Archivists at Penn … Continue reading

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Updike Estate to select “definitive biographer”

Andrew Wylie, agent for the Estate of John Updike, today informed The John Updike Society that “the Estate of John Updike is in the process of selecting a definitive biographer.” No further details are known, but we suspect that Mr. … Continue reading

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