Monthly Archives: July 2012

Guardian blogger “seeds” Updike fourth in his Great American Novelist tournament

Matthew Spencer of The Guardian has decided to use reader feedback to determine not the Great American novel, but the Great American novelist in a 32-bracket “tournament.” Spencer seeded Updike fourth, and in his first “match” Updike goes up against Ursula … Continue reading

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Updike prominently featured in NYRB article

The current issue (July 12-August 15) of The New York Review of Books is devoted to fiction, and one article prominently features Updike, member Brian Duffy writes: It is “American Male Novelists: The New Deal,” by Elaine Blair. Its starting point … Continue reading

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Updike tree is felled, mourned in Ipswich

At the recent 2nd Biennial John Updike Society Conference in Boston, members toured Ipswich and got to see the stately elm that Updike wrote about—one of the oldest trees in Ipswich that stood directly across from the Polly Dole House … Continue reading

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Updike included in a Philip Roth Studies roundtable discussion

For those who missed it, Philip Roth Studies Vol. 7, No. 2 features the transcript of an ALA session in which Updike Society board member and treasurer Marshall Boswell participated: “Contemporary American Fiction and the Confluence of Don DeLillo, Cormac … Continue reading

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Updike on The Widows of Eastwick; an old interview surfaces

Former Kansas City Star book review editor John Mark Eberhart interviewed John Updike on or around October 24, 2008 in conjunction with the publication of The Widows of Eastwick. An article based on the interview appeared in the Star, but not until January 4, … Continue reading

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