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John Updike Dies

John Updike's Editor Remembers Legendary Author

New Yorker | Roger Angell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Colleagues for more than half a century, writer-editor partners for more than half that time, John Updike and I were close at a fixed distance--he at ...

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.

Saying Goodbye to John Updike

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Madeleine M. Kunin

I think I was simply seduced by his writing. I felt I knew him, and in an odd way, that he knew me.