Day: January 27, 2009

John Updike

John Updike, a beacon of literary sensibility in a hectic age, has died today at age 76.

When I was younger, I saw John Updike as the smirking epitome of the American literary establishment and claimed to dislike him, though somehow I kept reading him and liking him more and … Read the rest

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Lonely Highways

I stopped paying attention to run-of-the-mill Beat Generation product years ago, but every once in a while something truly original breaks through. Below are three excellent new Beat-related works that recently crossed my path.

It took about two seconds for me to fall for De Eenzame Snelweg, a paperback … Read the rest

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