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Anne Tyler Interview

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 ... CBC, 1 week ago
Review: 'A Spool of Blue Thread' by Anne Tyler Chicago Tribune, 2 weeks ago
An Intricately Woven Family Portrait Irish Independent, 3 weeks ago

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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
Christian Science Monitor

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 Insider1 month 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 Yorker2 weeks 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 ...
 Commonweal2 weeks 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 Review3 weeks ago

New issue, new E. J. Dionne Jr.

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 ...
 Commonweal2 months 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 Statesman5 days 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 Post1 month ago John Bayley, who wrote memoir of wife Iris Murdoch, dies at 89  Washington Post1 month ago
Catholic Exchange

Why are Catholic Mom Blogs So Awesome?

Why are Catholic Mom Blogs so awesome? You can almost hear the holy noise of their children playing in the other room while they upload photos from last night's Candlemas dinner party. Joy spills onto every homepage like that glass of orange juice ...
 Catholic Exchange5 hours ago
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