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John Updike Cancer

J.U. and I

Erica Jong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Erica Jong

John Updike was one of the few writers of our age who didn't see writing as an aggressive act that needed to be met with another aggressive act: criticism.

John Updike: Ted Williams of Our Prose

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

Updike had a good priest's devotion to his writing vocation. And for all the sex, laughter and inspired mischief we gratefully associate with him, he had also an air almost of sanctity.