John Updike Review Vol 9 No 1 published

Recently published, The John Updike Review 9:1 (Winter 2022) features four new essays, three writers on Toward the End of Time, and one review:

“John Updike, Robert Frost, and the Momentary Stay against Confusion” by Donald J. Greiner

“Persisting through Changing Ideologies: Translations and Receptions of John Updike in Russia” by Olga Karasik-Updike

“Digging Deep and the Value of the Superficial: Antinomies of My Father’s Tears” by Peter J. Bailey

“The Placidity of Aging in Updike’s ‘The Road Home’ and ‘The Full Glass'” by Pradipta Sengupta

“Updike’s Toward the End of Time: A Meditation on Aging, Imagining Other Worlds, and the Landscape of Haven Hill” by James Schiff

“Branching Fictions in Updike’s Toward the End of Time” by Marshall Boswell

“A Year of Perfect Eyesight Revisited: Rereading Toward the End of Time” by Biljana Dojčinović

“Body, Mind, and Soul in the Student-Teacher Dyad (Rev. of Pedagogic Encounters: Master and Disciple in the American Novel after the 1980s, Aristi Trendel) by Sue Norton

The journal, edited by James Schiff and Nicola Mason, is published twice annually by the University of Cincinnati and the John Updike Society and is based at the University of Cincinnati, Department of English and Comparative Literature. Copies of the issue are included with membership in the society, with members living the U.S. receiving physical copies and those abroad receiving digital copies. Institutional subscriptions are also available. Contact James Schiff ( for further information.

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