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  • Updike and Lawrence Durrell

    I love the harmonies of the Beach Boys, the rush of air on the seashore, the heave and swell of waves, the sun going down on a blushing horizon, the full moon in sail on a starry night. And I love writers who can show me all this in sensuous, gorgeous prose. I love Updike […]

  • Rabbit Redux: From hot metal to cold type

    From hot metal to cold type to online, newspapers have undergone two revolutions since the Cold War. The news used to come hot off the press, the words set on stone. It was a noisy business.

  • Rabbit, rest in peace

    Rabbit at Rest by John Updike John Updike is a perfectionist — not a flamboyant writer. He can make even the shocking seem almost natural. In Rabbit At Rest, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom ends up in bed with his daughter-in-law, Pru. Imagine how the scene would have played in a Greek tragedy. But here it becomes […]

  • Rabbit’s last songs

    I finished reading Rabbit at Rest by John Updike and the only word for it is Wow! Here is a great writer who knows how to bring scenes and characters to life. He is not flashy or literary, just a supremely gifted writer who can describe a person or a scene with the telling detail, […]

  • Rabbit’s last songs: Love Me Tender

    These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end […]

  • Rabbit’s last songs: I Can’t Stop Lovin’ You

    These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end […]

  • Rabbit’s last songs: Ramblin’ Rose

    These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end […]

  • Rabbit’s last songs: Wheel of Fortune

    These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end […]

  • Rabbit’s last songs: Wheel of Fortune

    These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end […]

  • Rabbit’s last songs: Where the Boys Are

    These songs are for John Updike fans. It’s one of the last songs Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom hears on the radio driving from his old home in Brewer, Pennsylvania, to the condo in Florida, where he and Janice have retired — only Janice is not with him, not on this drive almost at the very end […]