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  Decades later, Ann Beattie is still
Dallas NewsDecades later, Ann Beattie is still chronicling a generation's fears with intimate insightDallas NewsReviewers likened Beattie to John Cheever and Ernest Hemingway. John Updike told her she'd figured out "a way to write an entirely different story." With straightforward ease, Beattie transported readers into the central mechanics of her characters ...
Posted on 20 June 2017 | 8:00 am
  Benjamin Markovits: 'Parenthood has changed.
The GuardianBenjamin Markovits: 'Parenthood has changed. And so has the literature that comes out of it'The GuardianIn some sense, American novelists who emerged in the decades after Connolly wrote his book, writers such as Saul Bellow, Philip Roth and John Updike, answered the challenge of combining mandarin and vernacular styles. As Martin Amis put it in his essay ...
Posted on 17 June 2017 | 11:30 pm
  National Scholastic Art and Writing Medal |
Stowe TodayNational Scholastic Art and Writing Medal | Community News ...Stowe TodayAlex Pelletier, a sophomore at Stowe High School, received a National Scholastic Art and Writing Gold Medal at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 8.and more »
Posted on 17 June 2017 | 2:28 am
  Here's a thought: You DO have 'enough' to
MarketWatchHere's a thought: You DO have 'enough' to retireMarketWatchStuck in the back was a 1992 Wall Street Journal interview with John Updike, in which the novelist railed against what he considered a spiritual emptiness at the core of American life. The number of “already very rich men who were willing to commit ...
Posted on 15 June 2017 | 5:05 am
  'So Much Blue' is Percival Everett's best
Minnesota Public Radio News'So Much Blue' is Percival Everett's best yetMinnesota Public Radio News(If you think this is a passive-aggressive dig at some of John Updike's minor works, you're right.) But Everett handles the romance with a laudable frankness that never descends into lurid awkwardness, and Kevin's self-awareness about his status as a ...
Posted on 14 June 2017 | 1:11 pm
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  Samuel Blumenfeld, 89, of Waltham; phonics
Focusing on education, he began publishing books in the early 1970s while living in South Boston. In a speech the Globe excerpted in 1977, author John Updike praised Mr. Blumenfeld’s “The New Illiterates: And How to Keep Your Child From Becoming One ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:27 am
  S**t My Cats Read: Joshua Cohen’s “Book
What about that feeling of “brotherly pride in her shudder of orgasm” (John Updike)? Your previous novel “Witz” has always scared us a bit. Is that just typical kitten-ignorance, the fear of literature that’s basically half our body weight?
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:30 am
  Don't tell male authors how to write about
The American novelist David Foster Wallace was playing the same game when he won brownie points in the fashionable literary crowd by describing John Updike as “a penis with a thesaurus”. Again one has to ask the question: what does that mean?
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 3:25 am
  Reading the John Updike stories:
I'm reading and commenting on a story from The Library of America's 'John Updike: The Collected Stories' each Wednesday until I finish the collection or give up. Give me your honest answer: did you think an Updike story titled "Transaction" could be about ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 11:20 pm
  Searching identities
Jen was chosen by American multiple Pulitzer Prize winner John Updike as his successor. Jen was in Shanghai recently for the launch of the Chinese translations of Typical American and her short story collection Who's Irish?. Q: What's your starting point ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 8:59 pm
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  Updike's Pa. childhood home bought, museum
John Updike's childhood home in Pennsylvania has been purchased by a group that plans to restore it and turn it into a museum.
Posted on 28 August 2012 | 8:33 am
  Future of author John Updike's Pa. house
Late author John Updike's childhood home is for sale and facing an uncertain future.
Posted on 19 April 2012 | 7:50 am
  Amazon snags exclusive deal for e-editions
It's war between Random House Inc. and a top literacy agency.
Posted on 22 July 2010 | 4:51 am
  John Updike, prize-winning writer, dead at
For readers and writers of a certain generation, it's hard to imagine that they will have to grow old, or at least older, without John Updike.
Posted on 27 January 2009 | 10:23 am
  John Updike wins special Bad Sex in fiction
It's not quite the Nobel Prize, but John Updike has a new literary accolade: laureate of bad sex.
Posted on 25 November 2008 | 11:05 am
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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:09 pm
  jfruh: anyway, one of the mags we'd always
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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:09 pm
  ChristaKinde: "Writers may be
ChristaKinde: "Writers may be disreputable, incorrigible, early to decay or late to bloom but they dare to go it al%&e." —John Updike #amwriting
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:09 pm
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Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:09 pm
  NikkiCaineWritr: "The measure of
NikkiCaineWritr: "The measure of artistic merit is the length to which a writer is willing to go in following his own compulsi!~~~s." - John Updike
Posted on 27 June 2017 | 5:09 pm
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  Resolved Question: Which of john updike's
in your guys opinion which of johns updikes pomes is the best? can you the give me a little literature analysis about it please
Posted on 20 May 2013 | 11:48 am
  Resolved Question: What influence john
what events during his time influenced him to write. For example some aurthors wroke during the segregation.
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 6:14 am
  Resolved Question: Ex basketball player poem
Are there any changes in the structure action or feeling of the poem? Pearl Avenue runs past the high-school lot, Bends with the trolley tracks, and stops, cut off Before it has a chance to go two blocks, At Colonel McComsky Plaza. Berth’s Garage Is on the corner facing west, and there, Most days, you'll find Flick Webb, who helps Berth out. Flick stands tall among the idiot pumps— Five on a side, the old bubble-head style, Their rubber elbows hanging loose and low. One’s nostrils are two S’s, and his eyes An E and O. And one is squat, without A head at all—more of a football type. Once Flick played for the high-school team, the Wizards. He was good: in fact, the best. In ’46 He bucketed three hundred ninety points, A county record still. The ball loved Flick. I saw him rack up thirty-eight or forty In one home game. His hands were like wild birds. He never learned a trade, he just sells gas, Checks oil, and changes flats. Once in a while, As a gag, he dribbles an inner tube, But most of us remember anyway. His hands are fine and nervous on the lug wrench. It makes no difference to the lug wrench, though. Off work, he hangs around Mae’s Luncheonette. Grease-gray and kind of coiled, he plays pinball, Smokes those thin cigars, nurses lemon phosphates. Flick seldom says a word to Mae, just nods Beyond her face towards bright applauding tiers Of Necco wafers Nibs and juju beads.
Posted on 29 September 2012 | 4:51 pm
  Resolved Question: Beer Can by John Updike
What is the writer's characterisitc voic or tone? What kind of person do you imagine this writer to be? Can you please answer this, this would be really helpful.
Posted on 17 January 2012 | 10:56 pm
  Resolved Question: How did john updike
for English i have to explain how john updike reflectid the realism period?. do you guys have any idea. REALISM 1855-1900 (Period of Civil War and Postwar period) Novels and short stories Objective narrator Does not tell reader how to interpret story Dialogue includes voices from around the country Social realism: aims to change a specific social problem Aesthetic realism: art that insists on detailing the world as one sees it Civil War brings demand for a "truer" type of literature that does not idealize people or places Writings of Twain, Bierce, Crane The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (some say 1st modern novel) Regional works like: The Awakening. Ethan Frome, and My Antonia (some say modern)
Posted on 24 November 2011 | 10:58 am



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