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What I really wanted to do with Nicholson Baker was have Emersonian sex with him

What I really wanted to do with Nicholson Baker was have Emers...

Back in 1991, a youngish novelist named Nicholson Baker decided to write a book about his favorite author, John Updike. The result, U and I, was an odd and enchanting mixture of hero worship, self-analysis, and lithe literary criticism. U and I ... Salon, 2 weeks ago

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Anne Tyler Interview

John Updike said of American novelist Anne Tyler that she '... is not merely good, she is wickedly good.' In a rare interview, Eleanor Wachtel speaks with her about her work, and about her new novel, A Spool of Blue Thread. "Somehow families have ...
 CBC1 month ago Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler  Chicago Tribune1 month ago An Intricately Woven Family Portrait  Irish Independent1 month ago

Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover and its font

The type in the 2012 Random House edition of John Updike's 'Self-Consciousness' is 'nice and big, and the pages are airy,' says Danny Heitman and that aesthetic appeal has allowed him to finally enjoy a book he once felt he couldn't read. A few ...
 Christian Science Monitor1 month ago
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My New Year's resolution: read more John Updike

How about you? Is there an author you'd like to read, from start to finish, in 2015? Danny Heitman's goal is to read as many books by John Updike as he can in 2015. (Courtesy of the Library of America) On New Year's Day, a time for plans to do big ...
 Christian Science Monitor2 months ago 20 Great Biographies And Memoirs You Should Read  Business Insider2 months ago


Clockwise from bottom left: Donald Barthelme, Mavis Gallant, John Updike, J. D. Salinger, and Muriel Spark. Credit Illustration by Barry Blitt The names that now form in readers minds a kind of canon of New Yorker fiction began to appear in the ...
 New Yorker1 month ago

The Never-Receding Past

Critic James Wood once said about John Updike that all of his books suggest a belief that life will go on, that it will be thickly unvaried, that things will not come to a stop." The "very form" of the Rabbit series, according to Wood, "incarnates a ...
 Commonweal1 month ago

America as an Attitude toward Life

John Updike was the one who coined the famous witticism that America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. But while the phrasing was uniquely Updike's, the insight was not: We as a nation have long prided ourselves on our optimism, our ...
 National Review1 month ago
New Statesman

The happiness conspiracy: against optimism and the cult of positive thinking

Illustration by John Holcroft The Beatles song Getting Better is a small masterpiece of ambiguity. It shifts between the temperaments of Paul McCartney sunny, positive and John Lennon sceptical, negative. Here's the chorus: Ive got to admit ...
 New Statesman1 month ago The Happiness Conspiracy  The New Republic Online3 weeks ago

John Bayley, who stirred controversy with his intimate memoir of his wife, dies at 89

By , John Bayley, a British literary scholar who was married for more than 40 years to the novelist Iris Murdoch, and whose intimate memoirs of her descent into Alzheimer's disease were alternately praised and criticized for their unsparing ...
 Washington Post2 months ago John Bayley, who wrote memoir of wife Iris Murdoch, dies at 89  Washington Post2 months ago

Footsteps: Searching for Evan S. Connell's Bohemian Sausalito

In Sausalito, Calif., the No Name bar. On the back wall of the No Name Bar in Sausalito, Calif., crowded among pennants of the Giants and 49ers, the legendary teams on the south side of the Golden Gate Bridge, there is a poster that the bar ...
 Social Dashboard3 days ago
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