Monthly Archives: September 2012

A footnote on Updike’s “A Mild Complaint” surfaces

Updike’s short story “A Mild Complaint” appeared in Ian Frazier’s Humor Me: An Anthology of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff, Too) (Ecco Press, 2010) with this footnote, which appears in the author’s introduction: “Also, unconnected to anything, here’s … Continue reading

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De Bellis’ new book available for pre-order

Jack De Bellis’ new book, John Updike’s Early Years (Lehigh University Press, cloth, 188pp), will be published in January 2013 and is now available for pre-order through Rowman & Littlefield. Here’s the link, which includes an extensive description.

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Boutique retailer offers JU limited edition portrait

Here’s an odd Updike sighting: Larry Randen forwarded this item from The McSweeney’s Store, a San Francisco-based publishing company and boutique retailer. And on their website, under the category of “Limited Edition Goods,” there’s a sketch/portrait of John Updike for … Continue reading

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Editorial touts Updike home purchase as first step toward literary tourism

An editorial published today (September 3) in the Reading Eagle, “Sale of Updike home a promising development for Berks,” touts the purchase as “a first step toward encouraging literary tourism in our area” and calls for people who knew Updike … Continue reading

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Camden House is now accepting pre-orders for “Becoming John Updike”

Camden House has begun accepting pre-orders for Becoming John Updike: Critical Reception, 1958-2010, by Laurence W. Mazzeno. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the journalistic and academic response to Updike’s writings. Mazzeno, President Emeritus of Alvernia University, is a … Continue reading

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