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    Rabbit at Rest (John Updike: RIP)

    John Updike, prize-winning writer, dead at age 76

    By HILLEL ITALIE

    NEW YORK (AP) John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire, died Tuesday at age 76.

    Updike, a resident of Beverly Farms, Mass., died of lung cancer, according to a statement from his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf.

    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.

    An old-fashioned believer in hard work, he published 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.

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    Bummer. The "greatest generation" writers are passing on. Mailer, Bellow, Updike. Their voices will all be sorely missed.
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    I saw that on MSN. Quite a shame.

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    John Updike: RIP

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Updike


    One of the great writers of my time.

    Effortless style. Urbane, witty, often wildly erotic - even when I lost interest in one of his stories I would plunge ahead to marvel at the mastery of this man's craft.


    One of the beacons of light on the North Shore has gone out.

    I'm sad.

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    hmm... I probably should read one of his.....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Attending a graduation reception at a school I worked at back in the '80's I was pretty excited to be in the presence of and, listen to the cocktail chatter of one of the sharpest minds I think I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

    President of the college was a golfing buddy of Updikes and, had persuaded JU to give the commencement address and to attend the party afterwards. He was lost in a fairly large crowd for most of the afternoon when I turned and saw that I was probably 3 feet away from him and that distinctive voice was ringing out. Casual, confident, funny - as I remember the conversation - and all about Golf - his great passion.


    Man, he was a great one.

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