Reflections on John Updike (1932-2009)

Monday, 13 Jul 2009

The last time I spoke with John Updike-well, all right, the only time I spoke with John Updike-was in May 2008. He was in Washington, D.C., to deliver the Jefferson Lecture under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Brian Lee was in charge of his schedule and kindly introduced me to Updike in a corridor as they were walking from one place to another. We spoke for about three minutes, which in and of itself does not make me an expert on the writing of John Updike. I have, however, over many years ...

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