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John Updike

If John Updike ever had a bad day, he never let on--not even on the golf course, where his scorecards were so precise they looked like little annotated galley...

Updike at Rest.

What everybody always comes back to is the style--that thing Updike did with words that other writers couldn't. They loved it, they quoted it, they studied it,...

John Updike, Literary Heavyweight

The crown of "greatness" never sat easily on the snowcapped head of John Updike, one of the great writers of the 20th century, who died from lung cancer on...

The Corrections.

They don't have much else in common, but Philip Roth, John Updike and Toni Morrison do resemble one another in at least one respect: their ages. Roth is 75 this...

John Updike's "Terrorist"

Devils, Ahmad thinks. These devils seek to take away my God. All day long, at Central High School, girls sway and sneer and expose their soft bodies and...

Books: All the Wounded Gods

Anyone who interviews John Updike, 70, approaches him knowing that he would just as soon be sticking pins in his eyes as sitting across from your tape recorder...

Books: Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Students of Shakespeare know, or are supposed to, that the characters in his plays exist only while they are on the stage or the page. The rest, as far as they...

An Elegant Execution

Last week's National Book Awards banquet in Manhattan was an exquisite literary evening. Copies of nominated books graced each table, nonfloral arrangements for...

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