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Oedipus at Rest

Francis Levy | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Francis Levy

Oedipus was actually unusual. Most people don't leave home when they have the mistaken feeling that their presence is cursed and most people's flight doesn't become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Twelve Days: A Talk With Alex Berenson

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.20.2015 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

His ninth John Wells thriller, Twelve Days, has ex-CIA agent Wells and his associates uncovering a huge plot: a secret plan to convince the President to attack Iran and ignite a war.

Rebels Without a Cause

Francis Levy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Home
Francis Levy

First there was Joyce's Ulysses. Then Miller's Tropic of Cancer, O'Hara's Butterfield 8, Updike's Couples, Roth's Portnoy's Complaint and Jong's Fear ...

Trains, Planes, On The Street...

Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It's time for another installment of Reading In Public! When someone takes a book into a public place, it's a big commitment. We have lots of things ...

eBay's Literary Odditites

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Inspired by Salinger's toilet -- which was listed for sale on EBay for $1 million -- Jacket Copy decided to see what other literary-ish items are cur...

John Updike's Archive 'Holds The Keys To His Literary Universe'

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Updike's archive may be the last great paper trail," Adam Begley, a critic and literary journalist now at work on a biography of Updike, said in an e...

John Updike Estate Signs With Wylie Agency

The New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

THERE AREN'T MANY literary agents in New York City who can honestly claim never to have lost a client to Andrew Wylie. The man poaches talent from his...

John Updike's Archive Acquired By Harvard

The Boston Globe | Tracy Jan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Harvard University has acquired the manuscripts, correspondences, and other papers of John Updike, a celebrated member of the Class of 1954 who kept a...

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.