Tuesday, January 27, 2009

John Updike: 1932-2009

John Updike, at the age of 76, has just died of lung cancer. For more details and a good overview of Updike's prolific career, see the New York Times obituary, which describes Updike as a "kaleidoscopically gifted writer whose quartet of Rabbit Angstrom novels highlighted so vast and protean a body of fiction, verse, essays and criticism as to place him in the first rank of among American men of letters."

1 comment:

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