Puget Sound English Department

January 28, 2009

John Updike

Filed under: Creative Writing,Literature — O. @ 11:02 pm

updikeAs you no doubt already know, John Updike, one of America’s most prolific and respected novelists, died yesterday at age 76 of lung cancer.  Updike’s numerous novels often concern aspects of suburban and small-town life in the U.S., and he may be known best for the series of novels that features the character Rabbit Angstrom. Updike published several short-story collections, wrote a vast number of book reviews and essays (many for The New Yorker), and published at least one book of poetry, Midpoint.  His most famous and most often anthologized short story is probably “A&P.”

Here is a link to the BBC’s online obituary:


SIMON, the electronic catalogue for Collins Library, lists 36 titles by Updike in its collection:


1 Comment »

  1. the loss of John Updike makes me wonder if the literary world is being replenished at the same rate that it’s losing such great writers

    Comment by coffee — January 30, 2009 @ 6:31 am

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