[ US /ˈəpˌdaɪk/ ]
  1. United States author (born 1932)
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  • `Rabbit Redux' by John Updike
  • 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
  • Far too many of the stories are throw-aways (the second half of "Far Out," for example, consists of a series of overly cute exercises in whimsy that are, frankly, not worth the bother), and the order Updike has given them doesn't particularly do them credit or force us to consider him as a writer of short fiction in any new and more illuminating light. Updike, John
  • Updike's universe is populated with ‘the little ones,’ who, like so many of us, stumble through life in search of meaning.
  • John Updike once wrote that he distrusted theories that explained men's behaviour in terms of them still being little boys.
  • For almost half a century, Updike - modern America's peerless prose-poet of the everyday - has exhibited a dazzling flair for depicting actuality in all its sensuous vividness.
  • Literary posterity will probably regard it as an interesting but failed experiment, taking Updike away from his usual themes and mileu, although not completely: its exploration of religious belief is consistent with much of his previous fiction, and the town of New Prospect, New Jersey could easily enough be a depiction of Brewer, Pennsylvania in its own decayed postindustrial latter days. Updike, John
  • 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
  • While there have been many distinguished American winners, including Tom Wolfe and John Updike, bad sex veterans reserve a special place in their hearts for Norman Mailer, who won posthumously in 2007 for a passage in which the word "excrement" is used so alarmingly that it threatens to put a reader off sex for good. NYT > Home Page
  • It was in reading Updike that I first saw how writing could be described as "lapidary": he is second to none as a prose stylist, although in an interview with the Times last fall he said that he didn't think of himself as a stylish writer, just one who wanted to get everything right, so that the reader would see the people and the world he was writing about exactly as he saw it. Green Mountain Daily - Front Page
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