Saturday, January 31, 2009

Saturday feature ...

... On Charlie Rose: An appreciation of John Updike. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

And don't miss this splendid piece by Ian McEwan:
Beyond the bounds of realism. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

That is the best piece on Updike I have read. Makes me want to sit right down and re-read chucks of his work. McEwan's grasp of the religious dimension to Updike's writing is especially insightful: 'he was constitutionally unable to "make the leap of unfaith".' Me, too.

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