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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, 2 months 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 News2 months 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 month ago

Vehicle emissions destroy the environment

The effects of climate change are obvious even to a blind man. And the world is discussing these and trying to find solutions. Last December, nations gathered in France to discuss this problem, and measures needed to be taken to curb this problem ...
 Mmegi Online6 hours ago

Walk and Talk with Stuart Maconie

The broadcaster and writer talks Wainwrights and about his outspoken advocacy of the great outdoors. Interview by Rebecca Swirsky You note that Wordsworth once fought against the coming of the railways to Cumbria, because he worried they ...
 Ramblers Association22 hours ago

Stories of the lives and deaths of writers

DIMESTORE: A WRITER'S LIFE By Lee Smith Published by Algonquin Books, 224 pages, $24.95 Before Lee Smith became a writer, she was an avid reader, encouraged by her mother, who read to her from babyhood. Smith developed wide-ranging tastes in ...
 National Catholic Reporter1 day ago BOOK REVIEW: The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End  HCPLive3 weeks ago The Violet Hour: Great Writers at the End, by Katie Roiphe  San Francisco Chronicle3 weeks ago 'Violet Hour': How great writers faced death  USA Today1 month ago

Spoiler alert—spoilers make you enjoy stories more

This story is going to be spoiled right from the beginning, but don't worry. According to research by UC San Diego psychology professor Nicholas Christenfeld, spoilers don't ruin a story: They make you enjoy it even more. One more spoiler: In the ...
 PhysOrg.com2 days ago

Scholars Talk Writing: Jay Parini

L ongtime readers of The Chronicle who have never met him are nonetheless likely to think of Jay Parini as an old friend: He's been contributing lovely personal and critical pieces to this publication for decades. I remember reading his 1990 essay ...
 Chronicle of Higher Education2 days ago

In Defense of the Tribe

Y our humble servant recently came across a report showing that Israel scores highly in surveys of human happiness. The World Happiness Report 2016 Update ranks Israel 11th in the world out of 158 countries. The Organization for Economic Cooperation ...
 National Review4 days ago

Colq 4 plagiarism

Upcoming SlideShare Loading in … 5 1. Colloquium on Plagiarism: A Study Lead byLead by Alovi Zhimomi & Team Members Sagar Gajbe Dipanwita Das Gurrala Srinivas Shiva Shankar Mahato Kanu Chakraborty Vandana Documentation Research and Training ...
 SlideShare.net5 days ago
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