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Rebels Without a Cause

Francis Levy | Posted 02.17.2014 | Books
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 | Books

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 | Books

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 | Books

"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...

New York Review Caricaturist Dead: David Levine Dies At 83

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — David Levine, an artist whose witty caricatures illustrated The New York Review of Books for more than 40 years, has died. He was 83....

John Updike's Archive Acquired By Harvard

The Boston Globe | Tracy Jan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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 Estate Signs With Wylie Agency

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

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: 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.