Monthly Archives: June 2013

Updike referenced in assessment of rising female literary star

If you haven’t heard of Rachel Kushner, then you probably haven’t heard that, according to Salon‘s Laura Miller, she’s written the Great American Novel. So says Miller in her June 5, 2013 review-article, “Rachel Kushner’s ambitious new novel scares male … Continue reading

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Updike Society honors Shillington realtor

On Monday, June 10, Shillington realtor Conrad Vanino received The John Updike Society’s second Distinguished Service Award—an 8×10” plaque thanking him “for his invaluable help acquiring and converting The John Updike Childhood Home into a museum.” Vanino (pictured below with … Continue reading

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Firehouse Center for the Arts spotlights Miranda Updike

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Updike turns up in a review of the movie Copperhead

In a May 31 column/review published in The American Conservative, Bill Kauffman uses Updike’s Buchanan Dying—“Updike’s imaginatively empathetic play about the despised 15th president”—in lengthy comparison to make a point about the movie Copperhead, a Civil War drama that opens … Continue reading

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