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John Updike on imperfect characters and the American dream

John Updike on imperfect characters and the American dream

By the time of his death in 2009 at the age of 76, John Updikewas one of America's most successful,elegantand accomplished writers, with a career spanning over 50 years and 60 books. He was an astute social observer and sympathetic chronicler of ... CBC, 1 month ago

Notes for Friday March 18, 2016

(Before It's News)An Exclusive You Have To See: March 18th is the birthday of novelist John Updike. (He was born in 1932. He died in 2009.) It is also the birthday of Luc Besson . o o o Seed for Security is having a great sale. Their Super ...
 Before It's News1 month ago

Cruz and Kasich (and the G.O.P.) Give Up on the Northeast

You can hardly imagine John Kasich and Ted Cruz enduring a meal with each other—the earnest son of a postman in one seat, the snobby former Princeton debater in the other—let alone engaging in a high-stakes strategy session. So when their ...
 New Yorker1 week ago

Chase Clark's 300 game, Shanti Schrock's 712 series top high-score report

A perfect game by Chase Clark at AMF Gulf Gate Lanes and a 712 series by Shanti Schrock at Sarasota Lanes are the headline performances in this weekend's report of top individual scores in bowling leagues in the Sarasota-Manatee ...
 Examiner.com2 days ago

Malia Obama's potential Harvard career crushes

Since the White House announced that Malia Obama will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2017, the First Daughter's decision has been scrutinized and analyzed to pieces. So much for privacy. While there's no shortage of successful Harvard ...
 Metro.us2 days ago

How Literature Became Word Perfect

As if being 1984 weren't enough. Thomas Pynchon, writing in The New York Times Book Review , marked the unnerving year with an honest question about seemingly dystopian technology: Is It OK to Be a Luddite? The Association of American Publishers ...
 The New Republic Online2 days ago

BOOK REVIEW: The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End

Katie Roiphe has again burst on the literary scene as if Shakespeare really had it right in Twelfth Night that Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. Roiphe's father is a physician but more important ...
 HCPLive5 days ago The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End, by Katie Roiphe  San Francisco Chronicle5 days ago 'Violet Hour': How great writers faced death  USA Today1 month ago Book Review: The Violet Hour  Times of India1 month ago
Film & Video

Artsnight Returns For Fifth Series On BBC Two

BBC Two has announces that topical arts magazine show Artsnight will return to Friday nights on BBC Two for a fifth series, with curators including comedian David Baddiel, Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate art museums and galleries, Welsh ...
 Film & Video6 days ago
Washington Post

(Books) Andrea Barrett wins short story prize

Andrea Barrett, an acclaimed fiction writer best known for the story collection Ship Fever,'' has won a US$30,000 honor for making a significant contribution'' to the art of short fiction. Barrett, 61, is this year's recipient of the Rea Award for ...
 Hong Kong Standard6 days ago Andrea Barrett wins $30,000 short story prize  Miami Herald6 days ago

Add Zoë Bodzas 16 to List of Poetry Pros

Zoë Bodzas 16 was recently named winner of the annual Kathryn Irene Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Contest atMount Holyoke College. Founded in 1924, it is the oldest intercollegiate poetry competition in the country and has launched the careers ...
 Hamilton1 week ago
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