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 Monitor, 2 days ago
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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 Monitor, 4 weeks ago 20 Great Biographies And Memoirs You Should Read Business Insider, 3 weeks ago
February, not April, is the cruelest month. For it was on a mid-February day that I learned of John Updike's death of lung cancer in Jan. 2009. The emotion that I felt was not proper grief--I knew I had not known the man well enough to presume ...Individual.com, 2 months ago
Our new issue is now live on the homepage. Highlights include Rand Richards Cooper on what made John Updike John Updike; Richard Alleva on the "near-masterpiece" that is the Alejandro González Iñárritu film Birdman; Paige E. Hochschild on the ...Commonweal, 1 month ago
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 Post, 1 week ago John Bayley, who wrote memoir of wife Iris Murdoch, dies at 89 Washington Post, 1 week ago
A Matter of Fahrenheit When Douglas Stewart wrote in 1970 that there are simply too many senile voters ... the vote should not be a privilege in perpetuity, it was too much for some readers, including a then-fifty-year old Ray Bradbury. Sirs: I ...The New Republic Online, 2 months ago
This spring, Mr. McEwan, 66, the Booker Prize-winning author of Atonement and On Chesil Beach, fetched $2 million for his archive from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. When the man, Paul Moran, reached Mr. Inside the ...Austin American Statesman, 2 months ago
:08 The children of the late Philippine de Rothschild, the 'Baroness' of the wine industry, have declared that they intend to continue her formidable legacy. The Rothschilds' reputation for top-class wine-making is easily among the strongest in ...European Supermarket Magazine, 22 hours ago
As you may have noticed by following their writings, conservatives are not sticklers for historical accuracy, especially when they have a point to defend and not a lot of evidence to support it. Get a load, for example, of John Podhoretz explaining ...Axis of Logic, 1 day ago 10 Historical 'Facts' Only a Right-Winger Could Believe AlterNet.org, 3 weeks ago
L egacies are never simple; they create victims as well as beneficiaries. The more substantial the legacy, the more heated the disputes are over who has title of ownership, who gets to enjoy an inheritance, and who is left out in the cold. One of ...The New Republic Online, 1 day ago
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