John Updike Beautifully Explains How Difficult It Was To Read John Cheever's Tortured Journals Cheever died at home, surrounded by his family ... It seems to be what I expected to see, what I had hoped for, what I remembered. Sanding the driveway with my son, I see, from the top of the hill, the color of the sky and what a paradise it seems ... 08/13/2014 - 4:09 am | View Link
Biography of John Updike a solid analysis of his work, life John Updike, who died in 2009 at 76 ... But Begley moves neatly between the works of fiction that Updike is writing at any given point in his life and those that describe the time remembered. Adulteries aside, Updike didn’t live a particularly eventful ... 04/12/2014 - 10:27 pm | View Link
The Ovid of Ossining, US writer John Cheever The Enormous Radio followed in 1953, and in 1958 the collection containing many of the stories for which Cheever is most remembered, The Housebreaker of Shady Hill, which established the fictional town in upstate New York that would feature in his work. 06/15/2012 - 12:57 am | View Link
A toast to John Cheever on his 100th birthday Long before Don Draper, there was John Cheever. The master of the American short story was the original purveyor of midcentury mystique, especially its darker facets. The endless drinking, ever-present cigarettes, infidelities, secrets of suburban life and ... 05/12/2012 - 10:54 pm | View Link
John Gross obituary The title of his first book contained a phrase that epitomised the career of John Gross, who has died aged 75 ... He was shy, but conscientious; she also remembered his daunting scholarship and love of gossip. His period at the TLS coincided with a ... 01/10/2011 - 11:00 am | View Link
John Cheever John William Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs". 08/23/2014 - 5:59 am | View Website
John Cheever vs. Burt Lancaster and the making of ‘The ... Author John Cheever made a fleeting appearance in the film adaptation of his story The Swimmer during the summer of 1966. He played John Estabrook, a party ... 08/23/2014 - 4:19 am | View Website
The Rabbit Books | Top 10 John Updike Books | TIME.com Over four novels (Rabbit, Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit is Rich, Rabbit at Rest) and one novella (Rabbit Remembered), John Updike created one of 20th-century ... 08/22/2014 - 5:57 pm | View Website
Autodidactic Profiles Resources for the self-directed lifelong learner, in or out of college. Discover the award-winning book, Beyond the American Dream. Explore Self-University Week. Sign ... 08/22/2014 - 7:41 am | View Website
John Updike John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. Updike's most famous work ... 08/21/2014 - 5:51 pm | View Website
Depending on what you like reading, there are different activities you might like at the National Book Festival on Aug. 30., and we share with you our recommendations depending on your answers. You might be more that only one reader type, so feel free to take this quiz several times, in case you have to capture your multiple interests.
10-10:30 Raúl Colón has illustrated more than 30 books for children, including Frank McCourt’s “Angela and the Baby Jesus,” Susanna Reich’s “José! Born to Dance: The story of José Limón” and Jill Biden’s “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops.” Colón has been recognized with a Golden Kite Award as well as a Silver Medal and a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators.
Writers spend a lot of time wondering about other writers. They study them, emulate them, envy them, and, when one or two emerge as very successful, they bad-mouth them. Always there are questions that writers would like their colleagues to answer about their work, their lives, their miserable success. So, in that spirit, we posed this to writers participating in this year’s National Book Festival: If you could ask one question of one writer, what would it be?