John Updike

  1. United States author (born 1932)
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  • By John Updike 2009 This collection draws together the stories John Updike wrote about Joan and Richard Maples over four decades, chronicling their marriage, adulteries and separation. Betrayals Of Love
  • While I wouldn't necessarily argue that Uris or Wouk have the same richness of language or psychological depth as, say, John Updike or Ian McEwan, they do offer a kind of capacious private world for the reader to move around in, a lush mental landscape that can only be found in books. Peter Blauner: Where Have All The Middlebrows Gone?
  • Although he is increasingly reviled these days for his purported stylistic preciosity, John Updike remains a writer I am able to read with pleasure because he successfully avoids inflicting such damage. Point of View in Fiction
  • John Updike is a copious writer having a great influence on the contemporary American literary history.
  • Categories: john updike norbert blei | skating backwards January « 2009 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground
  • John Updike, John Irving and the redoubtable Mailer believed the white-suited novelist had become overly concerned with the passing fads of the social scene.
  • When John Updike began publishing short stories a milkshake cost 10 cents and a quarter kept a kid busy for a week.
  • There's nothing morally objectionable about this, but stories like the first one, "You'll Never Know, Dear, How Much I Love You," a coming-of-age vignette similar to Joyce's "Araby," but much less accomplished, or "In Football Season," an equally slight reminiscence of high school football games, are perhaps interesting enough to read in charting the development of John Updike's career but surely won't stand the test of time as short stories. Updike, John
  • John Updike once wrote that he distrusted theories that explained men's behaviour in terms of them still being little boys.
  • In John Updike's "The Beauty of the Lilies," fictional Presbyterian minister Clarence Wilmot's faith founders on the "clifflike riddle of predestination. Highway To Heaven
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