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  • John Updike's house to become a museum

     
    The John Updike Society will purchase the author's childhood home, with plans to turn it into a museum....
  • 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...
  • Big to small screen

    "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" had all the makings of a hit, even without Arnold. But after just two shortened seasons, Fox pulled the plug on the blockbuster franchise's move to TV. Ratings had fallen to a series low by May, and it seemed the...
  • 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...
  • Theater preview: Hamlet x 2: To be AND not to be

    Theater preview: Hamlet x 2: To be AND not to be
    What we have here is an abundance of Hamlets. It's pretty strange for a single town to have more than one Hamlet, but what we are facing here is even bigger — two Ophelias, two Gertrudes and, most alarming of all, two Rosencrantzes and two...
  • 'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'

    'Curiosities of Literature: A Feast for Book Lovers'; 'Close Calls With Nonsense: Reading New Poetry'; 'The Whole Five Feet: What the Great Books Taught Me About Life, Death, and Pretty Much Everything Else'
    Curiosities of Literature A Feast for Book Lovers John Sutherland Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95 This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...
  • '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,...
  • Reynolds Price relives the past in high spirits

    Reynolds Price relives the past in high spirits
    Spring is impossibly verdant in Raleigh, so lush it's steamy. The path to the door of Reynolds Price's house in the woods is scattered with beechnuts. Tree frogs babble, the screen door slams, somewhere in the pond outside the kitchen an old snapping...
  • '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...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for June 28, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (Random House: $25) Two sisters from Shanghai encounter tragedy and heartbreak as they are sold into arranged marriages in 1930s Los Angeles. || 3 || || 2. || Gone...
  • Editor to the stars

    LET'S hit the high points of Judith Jones' career: pushed through the American translation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and published Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Edited food legends such as Child, Marcella Hazan, Madhur Jaffrey,...