January 27, 2009

John Updike dead

A skilled writer with a passion for literature, John Updike, is dead, according to The New York Times. At his best, Updike could capture a period, not just a scene, as he did in the first couple books of his Rabbit series.
It's always sad when a brilliant writer leaves the scene.
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3 comments:

Rest In Peace said...

Rabbit at Rest. Well worth the read.

God bless this amazing communicator.

Some links to get an idea of what he was like.

http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/upd0int-1

http://www.salon.com/08/features/updike.html

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/july-dec03/updike_12-29.html

cseguin said...

Very sad - his piece on Ted Williams is one of my favorite pieces of writing ever (and I'm not even a Red Sox fan).

May he rest in peace.

coffee said...

John Updike's passing is sad news indeed... he possessed a truly beautiful mind; he didn't just write well, he wrote wisely