The world keeps ending but new people too dumb to know it keep showing up as if the fun's just started. ~John Updike,Rabbit is Rich This is not something we can ignore…this is not something that we can sweep under the rug…the shameful ... Daily Mirror Sri Lanka, 3 days ago
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DONT I KNOW YOU? By Marni Jackson When John Updike wrote about wanting his short stories to give the mundane its beautiful due, he surely didn't envision these words being spoken by a character called John Updike in someone else's story. In ...Macleans Online, 2 weeks ago
Not many novelists have managed to write well about these unglamorous but subtle dramas. From George Eliot to John Updike, here are some who have Taking the long view ... an elderly couple sit looking at the sea off Newquay, Cornwall. Barry ...Gulf News, 2 months ago
UPDIKE, Don Steven Parker 10/27/1936 - 8/18/2016 It is with deep sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved father and grandfather, Don. He passed away in the presence of family at home after returning from one of his favorite Laughlin ...Arizona Daily Star, 1 month ago
Sales have risen 10%, thanks to TV adaptations and clever marketing. As four publishing houses unveil new looks, John Walsh investigates the battle for new readers Stripped-back simplicity … the new-look Penguin Pocket Classics. Imagine you ...Gulf News, 4 weeks ago
EMOJIS and emoticons have no place in the professional writing world, and the word "utilise" should not be used anywhere. Professor Roslyn Petelin has taught the nuances of English to thousands of students for five decades. The University of ...NewsMail, 1 day ago
A series of extremely short stories written in exactingly cratfed prose opens gaps for creative ambiguity and makes language newly strange Under what circumstances would you even say Fine, fine, fine, fine, fine? Maybe you are hurriedly dismissing ...The Guardian, 1 day ago
From Cranford and Pooter, the middle-class snob novel ploughed on through Orwell, Kingsley Amis and even Margaret Drabble. But where is it now? One of the funniest scenes in the whole of early Victorian literature comes at the moment in Elizabeth ...The Guardian, 1 day ago
By the time he was 23, Bob's voice, with its weight, its unique, gravelly power was redefining not just what music sounded like, but the message it carried and how it made people feel. Today, everybody from Bruce Springsteen to U2 owes Bob a debt of ...Modern Ghana, 1 day ago The Swedish Academy's Surprise Definition of Literature GhanaWeb, 2 days ago
The writer, who died this week aged 71, began his career late in his tumultuous life, exploding onto the literary scene with his Vietnam story The Pugilist at Rest Thom Jones, the Illinois-born short-story writer , rocketed onto the literary scene ...The Guardian, 2 days ago
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