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John updike, yo

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Mara Clare VanValzah

on 19 February 2013

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Life Works Writing Characteristics Accolades Born March 18, 1932- January 27, 2009 "master of the short story" Two Pulitzer prizes
Youngest person elected to National Institute of Arts and letters A presentation by Charrisse Harrison and Mara Clare VanValzah John Updike John Updike poet, novelist, literary critic "I had a narcotic need for newness, modernity, in books; dead authors depressed me."-John Updike Do you share his opinion of twins being two halves of the same person?

"A true friend is one soul in two bodies"-Aristotle

Who did rob love? Susan? or Priscilla? or neither? What do you think were the most important differences between them? What did Rob mean on the last page when he says, "Plato was wrong, what is is absolute"? Reading was his escape growing up as a sickly child Very bright student; attended Harvard University Bibliography His mother inspired him to love literature http://www.enotes.com/john-updike-essays/updike-john-vol-139

http://www.gradesaver.com/author/john-updike/ http://www.notablebiographies.com/Tu-We/Updike-John.html Also interested in drawing when young
Aspired to be a cartoonist Rabbit is Rich, published in 1981,
received numerous awards, including
the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Famously identified sex,
art, and religion as "the three great
secret things" in human experience. He received the National Medal of Art from President
George H.W. Bush in 1989, and in 2003 was presented
with the National Medal for the Humanities from
President George W. Bush. He was one of a very few
Americans to receive both of these honors. He died of lung cancer
in 2009 Married Mary E. Pennington and
had four children http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/upd0bio-1 http://www.neh.gov/about/awards/jefferson-lecture/john-updike-biography Updike wrote many other major novels, including The Centaur (1963), Couples
(1965), A Month of Sundays (1975), The Witches of Eastwick (1984), Brazil (1993), and Bech at Bay (1998). Updike was also the author of several volumes of short stories, among them Pigeon Feathers (1962), The Music School (1966), Bech: A Book (1970), Museums and Women (1972), and Bech Is Back (1982). http://www.celebratealife.com/biographies/biography.asp?bio_id=40 Well known for Rabbit, Run,
Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich,
and Rabbit at Rest http://www.notablebiographies.com/Tu-We/Updike-John.html#ixzz2K25DP3xl Life "The secret of his writing lies in his early ambition to be a cartoonist and a humorist. The artisanal high spirits of the humorist have never drained from his hand. Among masters, none is so eager to please. I pick up an Updike story more or less at random every day and find always a high-hearted vein of humour running through everything he writes." -Gopnik Began writing for magazines in college Lived in Manhattan and wrote as a staff writer for The New Yorker for several years Discussion Questions Later began writing independently and publishing his own poetry and short stories His descriptive style made him able to write
in almost any genre Have explications changed regarding honor to a marriage?
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