28 January 2009

Tribute & Petition

Found in Howard Kurtz’s “Media Notes” column in the Washington Post:

T. Coraghessan Boyle in the New Yorker: “[Updike’s] stories are touchstones – I think of the gorgeous and heartbreaking Maples stories – and the Rabbit novels represent an achievement no one has equalled in our time. But perhaps my favorites among all his books are the rollicking, hilarious Bech books, which he seemed to shake out just to demonstrate his range. He enchanted me. He led the way. I will miss him in the way I would miss one of the peaks outside the window here if some natural catastrophe were to take it down.”

And (per l’affaire Brandeis) an on-line petition protesting the sell-off of the Rose Museum.

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