Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jan. 28: Bidding Updike Adieu

By Sylvia Gurinsky

For all his achievements in the world of fiction, some of the greatest writing by John Updike, who died yesterday at age 76, was non-fiction.

Here's a link to one of the best: His 1960 New Yorker piece about Ted Williams' last game, including one of the greatest sentences ever written in the English language: "Gods do not answer letters."

Adieu and merci, Mr. Updike.

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