Tuesday, January 27, 2009

John Updike, 1932-2009

So few words I have for a man who said so much.

Something one of my other favorite authors, Joyce Carol Oates, said about John Updike:
John Updike's genius is best excited by the lyric possibilities of tragic events that, failing to justify themselves as tragedy, turn unaccountably into comedies.
However, this I can say: Thank you, Mr. Updike for In the Beauty of the Lilies, a book that changed my life forever.

John Updike died today after a long battle with lung cancer.

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