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On Updike and eternity

photograph by john goodman John Updike died seven years ago this week. His last poem, Fine Point, is a meditation on the 23rd Psalm: The tongue reposes in papyrus pleas, saying, Surely —magnificent, that surely — goodness and mercy shall ... Boston Globe, 2 weeks ago
Staff Picks: The Poetry of John Updike Commonweal, 1 month ago
Rolling Stone

Morrissey Wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award

Morrissey has earned a spot in a pantheon occupied literary giantssuch asTom Wolfe, Norman Mailer and John Updike, winning the Literary Review 's2016 Bad Sex in Fiction Award, the BBC reports. Morrissey Explains Demonic Theme of Novel 'List of ...
 Rolling Stone2 months ago Singer's debut novel wins Bad Sex prize  Business World2 months ago Morrissey is great at 'Bad Sex' months ago Singer Morrissey's debut novel wins 'Bad Sex' prize  Reuters Canada2 months ago

What Belongs to You, by Garth Greenwell

In a controversial 1999 New Yorker review of Alan Hollinghurst's novel The Spell, John Updike summed up a common prejudice about gay stories: namely, that they have nothing to interest straight readers. Updike, the author of the sex romp Couples ...
 MyInforms1 week ago

My 'Updike year' why I appreciate the man more now than ever

Updike's works accompanied me to the doctor and the dentist, to campouts and picnics, summer vacations and office lunch hours. This reader's favorite memory of Updike is not a particular subject or turn of phrase but rather the heroic moderation of ...
 Christian Science Monitor2 weeks ago
Boston Globe

On Updike, eternity, and faith

Advertisement RE On Updike and eternity (Opinion, Jan. 25): I have struggled with the issue of doubt in my life of faith since childhood. For many, faith means sure knowledge of God's will and plan, with Bible passages to back it up. I have never ...
 Boston Globe2 weeks ago

Book-of-the-Month Club Reboots

The new BOMC reflects the vision of John Lippman, who acquired its parent company, Bookspan, in late 2012 and set out to create a new business that would appeal to readers who increasingly buy books online. To accomplish that goal, Lippman moved all ...
 PublishersWeekly.com2 weeks ago

John le Carré: The Biography, by Adam Sisman

Image 1 of / 2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Image 2 of 2 Adam Sisman Adam Sisman Photo: Jonathan Bing 1 / 2 Back to Gallery When John le Carré's father died, in 1975, the novelist did not mourn. He rejoiced.
 San Francisco Chronicle.com2 months ago

Updike in Verse

No, this is a disappointment. To read the 132 poems chosen by this volume's editor, Christopher Carduff, is to realize that John Updike is not a poet well served by the popular impulse that reduces a large body of work to a greatest-hits anthology. ...
 Weekly Standard1 month ago

Marion Mainwaring, 93; scholar completed Wharton's novel

Globe staff file Dr. Mainwaring also was a novelist and translator. When Marion Mainwaring decided to complete Edith Wharton's unfinished novel The Buccaneers, the critical response was harsh upon publication in 1993. Much venom was aimed at a ...
 Boston Globe1 hour ago

Ski and Snowboard Event at Fenway a "Bodacious Concept"

BOSTON >> Olympic silver medalist Devin Logan pictures herself standing atop the 140-foot ski jump that towers over Fenway Park's Green Monster, hitting her jump and then coming to a stop right about where a batter would stand. "Sliding into home ...
 Athletic Business10 hours ago Ski jumping the latest event to step to the plate at Fenway  Chron.com1 day ago
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