Monthly Archives: November 2016

Updike on the cover of a sex manual?

In a category that can only be termed “random news,” John Updike and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke are both featured on the cover of an Iranian sex manual titled Marital and Sexual Problems in Men. Though the story is recent, based … Continue reading

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Jon Houlon’s Talkin’ Rabbit blues now online

At the third John Updike Society conference in Reading, Pa., Jon Houlon entertained registrants with a song he wrote, “Talkin’ Rabbit (Harry Angstrom’s Blues),” and at the recent conference in Columbia, S.C., he debuted an expanded video version. Now it’s online, and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Larry C. Randen

It is with great sadness that we report the death of member Larry C. Randen, 75, of Rosemount, Minn. Larry, who died Nov. 4, 2016 from heart disease, was well known in Updike studies, not only for the papers he’s … Continue reading

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Shop to benefit the John Updike Society

It doesn’t cost any more and it doesn’t take any more time. But once you access the Amazon Smile site and declare your support of The John Updike Society, then bookmark that page, you can shop at Amazon as you … Continue reading

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