Thursday, November 12, 2020

A life of its own …

… The enduring story of the Witches of Eastwick and their horny little Devil. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
Updike himself admitted that the book, which was published in 1984, was an attempt to "make things right with my, what shall we call them, feminist detractors." Whether or not he did that remains to be seen, but the novel became one of his most commercially successful titles and added a more playful shade to his public reputation. He even wrote a sequel in 2008, The Widows of Eastwick, which would be his final novel before his death the following year.

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