Monthly Archives: October 2014

Another Updike poem is featured on The Writer’s Almanac

Yesterday, October 29, 2014, Garrison Keillor featured another Updike poem on The Writer’s Almanac:  “Island Cities.” Here’s the link.

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An eye on Barth, Updike, and Baltimore

The Millions published an essay titled “When Updike Met Barth,” by Nathan Scott McNamara, who teaches at Johns Hopkins University and serves as the Denis Family Curatorial Fellow for Special Collections Resource Center there. In the article, he includes Updike’s … Continue reading

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Rabbit, Run one of 80 books every man should read

Esquire just got into the bucket reading list game with the recently uploaded feature on “The 80 Books Every Man Should Read.”  And of course Rabbit, Run made the list . . . “Because it’s one of the few not about … Continue reading

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Updike makes another best novels of all time list

The Telegraph in September (how did we miss that?) posted “100 novels everyone should read; the best novels of all time from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch,” and Updike made the list: 43 The Rabbit books by John Updike A … Continue reading

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Begley at The Abraham Lincoln Hotel

For a while, it took a subscription to view the Reading Eagle story about Adam Begley‘s keynote John Updike Society conference talk, but now you can view a version of it for free at Berks & Beyond. In the article by … Continue reading

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A View of 1990s American Society through Updike’s Rabbit Remembered

Recently Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research Journal, edited by Dr. Vishwanath Bite, published an essay on Updike that’s also online: “A View of 1990s American Society through Updike’s Rabbit Remembered,” by Dr. Kavitha Mohan (Angel College of Engineering and Technology, Tirupur, … Continue reading

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The Other John Updike Archive shares more treasure

The Other John Updike Archive recently shared a torn and taped photo of Updike sitting in a boat, from the cover shoot for Hugging the Shore. But of great curiosity: Paul Moran has posted a photo of the shorts that … Continue reading

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East Carolina University spotlights Updike artwork

In a blog post [“Literary Lampoons: The Cartoonist Ambitions of a Great American Writer”] written by Bryant Scott highlighting holdings in East Carolina University’s Stuart Wright Collection, five John Updike cartoons are showcased. The best? His pre-debate assessment of “young” Dick … Continue reading

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Updike fans in Portugal map his fictional geographies

Jorge Salgado Simoes writes with news from Camara Municipal de Torres Novas, Portugal: FICTIONAL GEOGRAPHIES – BREWER AND THE JOHN UPDIKE TERRITORIES Last October 4th, Torres Novas Municipal Library, in Portugal, developed a workshop on John Updike’s works, particularly on his Rabbit … Continue reading

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The Thinking Housewife thinks about Updike and E. Michael Jones

On her blog, The Thinking Housewife, Laura Wood published an entry titled “E. Michael Jones on John Updike” that considers Updike in the context of what Christopher Lasch called “the Culture of Narcissism.” Given the recent essay on the Christian … Continue reading

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