An Updike Round-Up
Lots of posts about John Updike are popping up at the moment, as you would expect. I thought I'd provide a link to a few of them that are truly worthwhile.
- Ed Champion's interview with John Updike on Episode 50 of the Bat Segundo Show.
- The full text of Updike's famous essay "Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu," about Ted Williams' final game at Fenway Park.
- A link to the Google Books version of Conversations with Updike, in which he says "we are a death-foreseeing animal and animal of mental appetite..." (via @maudnewton on Twitter)
- Updike's essay for the "This I Believe" series on NPR.
- Updike on Charlie Rose (second segment is Updike).
- An excellent, heartfelt memory of Updike, focusing on his essays, by Sam Anderson at NY Mag's Vulture blog (which, by the way, is among the best designed blogs on the web).