Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An American Literary Legend passes on....

John Updike passed away at the age of 76 after a bout with lung cancer. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1932 and was the offspring of a modest school teacher.
His novels depicted every day American life and more particularly described life in a small, protestant, middle class American town.
His first novel was published in 1959..”The Poorhouse Fair”, but the “Rabbit” is what made him famous...Harold “Rabbit” Armstrong's sex life, education, affairs, marriage, ups and downs in life were described in vivid details in these chronicles.
John Updike attended Harvard and spent a year or so at Oxford. He worked briefly for the New Yorker Magazine prior to becoming an established and well known writer

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The accidental writer.
Nevr liked his style.
Should've become the graphic artist he always wanted to be.