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John Updike: 1932-2009

What could I possibly say about this man, that has not already been said, especially in the wake of his death, when everyone has a tribute to share?

I always loved Updike’s New Yorker reviews more than anything else – embarrassingly, I never found I could really invest myself in his fiction, and it has been many years since I last tried. But his book reviews were a true writer’s review – elegant, eloquent, and pointed – they were the style of criticism book reviewers everywhere should aspire to. So I thank him for that.


One comment on “John Updike: 1932-2009

    January 29, 2009

    A master he was, and he was, I believe, the best novelist we had.

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This entry was posted on January 28, 2009 by in Updike.
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