Monthly Archives: February 2014

De Bellis: Updike’s first biographer gets a gold medal

“Updike’s First Biographer Gets a Gold Medal” By Jack De Bellis February 20, 2014 Rev. of Adam Begley’s Updike. [New York]: HarperCollins, [2014].      John Updike famously wrote his memoir Self-Consciousness to discourage potential biographers while he lived. Now, … Continue reading

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UPDIKE, by Adam Begley: reviews

The reviews have started coming in for Adam Begley’s much-anticipated biography of John Updike, titled, simply, Updike. The 576-page book will be published by HarperCollins on April 1, 2014. More reviews will be added as we become aware of them, … Continue reading

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Updike at the National Portrait Gallery

In January 2009, the National Portrait Gallery wrote about Updike and the Alex Katz portrait of him that’s on display in Washington, D.C. and posted it on their facetoface blog. Readers will recognize the portrait as the one from the … Continue reading

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The Other John Updike Archive to remain open

Collector Paul Moran writes that The Other John Updike Archive, a blog he started in order to share some of his treasures with the world, will remain open. “After much vetting of copyright legalities I am satisfied that The Other … Continue reading

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Keynote speakers and call for papers announced for Third Biennial John Updike Society Conference

Alvernia University of Reading, Pa., will host the Third Biennial John Updike Society Conference October 1-4, 2014, and the keynote speakers are set. On Thursday evening, October 2, Chip Kidd will deliver the first keynote talk. Kidd has been called … Continue reading

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Member elicits responses from Updike readers

Member John McTavish is eliciting responses from John Updike readers regarding such questions as how they discovered JU, their favorite JU book (and why), which book (and why) they would recommend to new readers, and a memorable line (or lines, … Continue reading

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