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  • 'My Father's Tears' and 'Endpoint' by John Updike

    'My Father's Tears' and 'Endpoint' by John Updike
    My Father's Tears And Other Stories John Updike Alfred A. Knopf: 292 pp., $25.95 Endpoint And Other Poems John Updike Alfred A. Knopf: 98 pp., $25 Of course he was going to write until the end. Several million words, 60-plus books. No American of...
  • Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives

    Tracy Kidder tries to transcribe human lives
    Tracy Kidder's 2003 book, "Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World," inspired legions of young people to go out and do something for the poor and disenfranchised. It also lighted a fire under donors --...
  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...
  • David Levine dies at 83; artist illustrated New York Review of Books

    David Levine dies at 83; artist illustrated New York Review of Books
    David Levine, an artist whose witty caricatures illustrated the New York Review of Books for more than 40 years, has died. He was 83. Levine died Tuesday at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan of prostate cancer and complications from other...
  • 'Burn This Book' edited by Toni Morrison

    'Burn This Book' edited by Toni Morrison
    Burn This Book PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word Edited by Toni Morrison HarperStudio: 120 pp., $16.99 If Nobel laureate Toni Morrison edits a collection of famous writers on the subject of censorship and the power of the written word,...
  • 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...
  • 'The Widows of Eastwick' by John Updike

    Who, a year or two ago, could have imagined that October 2008 would heap on us so many tricks and so few treats? This Halloween season must have looked heaven-sent for publication of "The Widows of Eastwick," John Updike's return to the ravishingly wicked...
  • "Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism" by John Updike

    If John Updike had written nothing but novels, his career would still have an almost Victorian amplitude. Since 1959, he has published 22 stout, supple fictions crammed with the minutiae of American life and perfumed, much of the time, with sexual...
  • For better or worse, John Updike produced a nearly endless stream of work

    For better or worse, John Updike produced a nearly endless stream of work
    For David Foster Wallace, he was one of "the Great Male Narcissists." Martin Amis declared that the last section of his 1989 memoir "Self-Consciousness" was "to my knowledge the best thing yet written on what it is like to get older: age, and the only end...
  • J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'

    J.D. Salinger dies at 91; reclusive author of 'The Catcher in the Rye'
    After "The Catcher in the Rye" exploded onto the literary scene in 1951, author J.D. Salinger had what every writer yearns for -- money, fame and critical acclaim. "Catcher" became a touchstone for the teenage culture just emerging in post-World War II...
  • John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work

    John Cheever: New volumes spotlight his life and work
    "I shall not, for example, try to evoke a rhetorical chiaroscuro of an intellect suspended in the twilight of the last divine monarchy, exposed to the philosophies of anarchy, communism and socialism, stricken by a loss of free speech; an intelligence...