Monthly Archives: May 2013

Metroland reviews Always Looking

B.A. Nilsson wrote a review of Updike’s Always Looking that was published on May 29, 2013. In it, he concludes, “The heightened language . . . reminds us that paintings, like novels, best reward those inclined to linger with them the … Continue reading

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Blackbird Theater to perform play based on Roger’s Version in June 2014

The Tennessean reported on May 24 that with the blessing of the Updike Estate, Blackbird Theater, of Nashville, Tennessee, will perform a staged adaptation of Roger’s Version in June 2014. The play will be presented in collaboration with the Lipscomb … Continue reading

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Updike grandson to make “different perspective” anti-bullying film

More proof that fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree, even when that tree is second generation. John Updike’s fifth grandchild, Kai Daniels Freyleue (Miranda Updike’s son), is making a film this summer aimed at putting “a different perspective on … Continue reading

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New Republic spotlights Updike’s 1960 defense of Kim Novak

The May 27, 2013 issue of The NewRepublic spotlights “John Updike: On Knocking Miss Novak” in “From the Stacks.” The feature details a verbal scuffle Updike had with New Republic film critic Stanley Kauffmann and includes a letter from Updike that … Continue reading

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