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John Updike to finally stop writing

Crazily prolific author John Updike died earlier today.

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From his obit:

A literary writer who frequently appeared on best-seller lists, the tall, hawk-nosed Updike wrote novels, short stories, poems, criticism, the memoir “Self-Consciousness” and even a famous essay about baseball great Ted Williams. He was prolific, even compulsive, releasing more than 50 books in a career that started in the 1950s. Updike won virtually every literary prize, including two Pulitzers, for “Rabbit Is Rich” and “Rabbit at Rest,” and two National Book Awards.

Hope there is a typewriter in heaven, Mr. Updike.

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One thought on “John Updike to finally stop writing

  1. the loss of John Updike makes me wonder if the literary world is being replenished at the same rate that it’s losing such great writers

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