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  • John Updike dies at 76; Pulitzer-winning author

    John Updike dies at 76; Pulitzer-winning author
    John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer was...
  • Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America

    Richard Poirier dies at 83; literary critic helped found Library of America
    Richard Poirier, a literary critic and writer who was one of the founders of the Library of America, a monumental effort to keep American literary classics in print and accessible to the reading public, died Aug. 15 at Roosevelt Hospital in New York. He...
  • Salinger, Pynchon & Co.: When writers are recluses

    They wait like pilgrims, queuing silently, bearing volumes for inscription and awaiting a chance to touch the hem of his garment. They're not Franciscans approaching Assisi but earnest readers rushing bookstores and cultural temples for word -- wisdom,...
  • A word-magus gets his due

    A word-magus gets his due
    I admired [Robert Louis] Stevenson; I did more than that. I did what we are not supposed to do with the characters we encounter in books -- I identified with him. --John Crowley, "Robert Louis Stevenson and the Dilemma of an Uncritical Readership" I...
  • Go down, Crowley: The end of "Aegypt"

    By Ed Park Though 20 years have passed between the publication of the start and finish of John Crowley's tetralogy "Aegypt" -- time enough, in publishing terms, for the oeuvre to take on the luster of the "Corpus Hermeticum" whose implications it relates...
  • Contemplating the angel in us all: Harold Bloom's 'Fallen Angels'

    Contemplating the angel in us all: Harold Bloom's 'Fallen Angels'
    Call it a celestial case of trading up: The prophet Elijah, carried to heaven in a chariot, becomes the angel Sandalphon. Enoch becomes Metatron and St. Francis, gentle lover of animals, is transformed into Rhamiel. "Fallen Angels" (Yale: 72 pp., $16)...
  • Starting over

    World Made by Hand By James Howard Kunstler Atlantic Monthly Press, 317 pages, $24 A number of brilliant commentators on American life and culture currently attend us on important matters ranging from food to medicine to politics, art and economics. I'...
  • Theater review: 'Love's Labour's Lost' at the Broad Stage

     
    This scenically alluring touring production from England of “Love’s Labour’s Lost,” which opened Friday at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, put me in mind of an Elizabethan greeting card — or at least one of those gift shop facsimiles......
  • Been caught borrowing

     
    Is Helene Hegemann a guilty teen caught copying someone else's work, or a vanguard remixer of a new generation, bringing sampling to fiction? The 17-year-old's novel "Axolotl Roadkill" has reached bestseller lists in Germany despite having been found to...
  • John Updike, Pulitzer-winning Author, Dies

    NEW YORK -- John Updike, the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction whose novels and short stories exposed an undercurrent of ambivalence and disappointment in small-town, middle-class America, died Tuesday. He was 76. Updike's death from lung cancer...
  • Hitting a nerve

    Consumerism and the counterculture collide hard on Telegraph Avenue, where political posters fill the space between chain stores. Three kids in hooded sweatshirts crouch on the sidewalk: "Can you spare some change ... for pot?" Away from the clamor,...