Monthly Archives: August 2013

Philly.com highlights Updike house restoration

In an Art Attack feature for Philly.com, Nathaniel Popkin writes about the restoration-in-progress of The John Updike Childhood Home at 117 Philadelphia Ave. in Shillington, Pa. “Bookmarked:  Future emerging for Updike house; Habitat for Humanity’s first ever community project will … Continue reading

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Updike golf photo used to illustrate a grouchy column

The Guardian posted a rather grouchy column by Colin Robinson, “Writers should take a year off, and give us all a break,” illustrated by a photo of an older John Updike in backswing, looking at the flight of his drive. … Continue reading

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Alec Baldwin signs on for Symphony Space Updike reading

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) has just been announced as a reader for the Symphony Space/Selected Shorts “Stories of John Updike” event. Tickets are now available for the October 16 event at Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in New York City. The … Continue reading

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“Endpoint” reviewed

March 31, 2009 was the publication date for Endpoint, Updike’s final collection of poems. These are the reviews of which we’re aware. “Endpoint and Other Poems.” Publishers Weekly. March 30, 2009. “Many delights but few real surprises await Updike’s admirers … Continue reading

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Updike and Carver essay appears in Critical Insights: Raymond Carver

Matthew Shipe’s essay, “Middle-Age Crazy: Men Behaving Badly in the Fiction of Raymond Carver and John Updike,” appears in the recently published Critical Insights: Raymond Carver, edited by James Plath. Shipe compares the fiction of two writers whose creative and … Continue reading

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