Tuesday, January 27, 2009

John Updike, RIP

The great and prolific writer John Updike died today at age 76, of lung cancer.

Updike described his famed "Rabbit" series: "The tetralogy to me is the tale of a life, a life led an American citizen who shares the national passion for youth, freedom, and sex, the national openness and willingness to learn, the national habit of improvisation...."

(image credit: Updike in Boston Public Library, 2006, Robert Spencer, NY Times)