Monthly Archives: November 2013

Wiki Leaks 2029? Blogger questions Updike embargo

Paul Moran, who runs “The Other John Updike Archive,” recently posted an entry on “Wiki Leaks 2029: Why The Secrecy?” He writes, “Literary conspiracy theory: the Updike book on the origins of Christianity being held up for 20 years? The … Continue reading

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Yerkes donates collection to Gustavus Adolphus College

James Yerkes, who for many years published online news pertaining to John Updike in The Centaurian, and who received The John Updike Society’s first Distinguished Service Award in 2010, has donated the collection of Updike books, letters, galleys, and Updike-related … Continue reading

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HarperCollins posts cover art and details for upcoming biography UPDIKE

In case you haven’t happened upon it yet, above is the cover art that HarperCollins Publishers posted on their website, along with additional information on the upcoming biography by Adam Begley. The publication date is April 8, 2014, and the … Continue reading

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University of Rochester exhibit includes Updike-related material

Member Jeffrey Ludwig writes that the University of Rochester Department of Rare Books and Special Collections is currently hosting an exhibit called “Nurturing Inquiry,” which will showcase work done by scholars who have used the UR collections for research and/or … Continue reading

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In the latest Southern Review: John Updike Writes Like a Girl

Catchy title, isn’t it? Sounds like something you’d hear on the playground, only this one appeared in a literary playground. And the purveyor of said title (or the flinger of insults, if you prefer to think of it that way) … Continue reading

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Celebrity-author photographer Jack Mitchell is dead at age 88

Jack Mitchell, whose portraits of famous people included numerous writers—a young John Updike living in Georgetown among them—died last week at the age of 88. Earlier this year Mitchell (below) spoke at the Deltona Regional Library about his photographs of … Continue reading

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An Updike foot fetish? One blogger thinks so

Blogger Peter Quinones (Postmodern Deconstruction Madhouse, “a blog about cinema and literature with a concentration on Bellow, DeLillo, Updike and Cavell but frequently branching out into so much more”) just posted “Tracking John Updike’s Foot Fetish – Part 1,” which … Continue reading

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