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John Updike: The Final Ornament
21 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
Ever the completist, John Updike had managed to finish his life-long project of drawing and connecting the things of his world. A kind of psychic recycler, he never let anything go to waste.
John Updike Gives the Mundane Its Beautiful Due
14 Nov 2013 // 8:29 PM
Depending on whom you listen to, God, or the devil, is in the details, and that's exactly where John Updike's talent lies, too.
Backyard Fiction a.k.a. the Great American Myth of Suburbia
15 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM
Suburban discontent in Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, John Updike's Couples and Richard Ford's Independence Day. The idea or myth of suburbia is just as real as the actual shopping centers, schools, etc.
A Rural Youth is Curated in John Updike's 'Olinger Stories'
16 Nov 2014 // 8:05 PM
John Updike is able to highlight the details of domestic life in a way that turns the mundane into something sacred and significant.
Re-Rendering in Words What the Artist Rendered in Pigment: 'Always Looking: Essays on Art'
27 Jan 2013 // 9:05 PM
John Updike favored artists who possessed an aesthetic apeal that it was never necessary for viewers to be hectored or intellectually intimidated into admiring. Thus, he explains in hyper-perceptive terms what we already know through our own two eyes.
Klegg the Drunk: John Updike on Raymond Carver
7 Mar 2012 // 11:00 PM
John Updike the East Coast moral aesthete and Raymond Carver the West Coast drunken Everyman had more in common than met the eye.
Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu
15 Jul 2010 // 1:23 AM
The Library of America Outdoes Itself with New Release of a Classic Updike Baseball Essay
Writing too enjoyable an endeavor for John Updike to consider retirement
7 Jan 2009 // 6:26 AM
Stephen King has talked about it. The late Kurt Vonnegut actually did it, for the most part. John Updike has no intention of it. The