Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:648) - John Updike dream
If you have the guts to be yourself, other people'll pay your price.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:691) - John Updike Rabbit, Run inspirational
How can you respect the world when you see it's being run by a bunch of kids turned old?Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:667) - John Updike Rabbit Is Rich
What art offers is space – a certain breathing room for the spirit.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:510) - John Updike
It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:692) - John Updike My Father's Tears and Other Stories love
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:661) - John Updike
I want to write books that unlock the traffic jam in everybody's head.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-13 (visit:545) - John Updike Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism
John Hoyer Updike (18 March 1932 – 27 January 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
Updike's most famous work is his Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom series (the novels Rabbit, Run; Rabbit Redux; Rabbit Is Rich; Rabbit At Rest; and the novella "Rabbit Remembered"), which chronicles Rabbit's life over the course of several decades, from young adulthood to his death. Both Rabbit Is Rich (1981) and Rabbit At Rest (1990) received the Pulitzer Prize. Updike is one of only three authors (the others were Booth Tarkington and William Faulkner) to win the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction more than once. He published more than twenty novels and more than a dozen short story collections, as well as poetry, art criticism, literary criticism and children's books. Hundreds of his stories, reviews, and poems appeared in The New Yorker, starting in 1954. He also wrote regularly for The New York Review of Books.
Describing his subject as "the American small town, Protestant middle class," Updike was well recognized for his careful craftsmanship, his unique prose style, and his prolificness. He wrote on average a book a year. Updike populated his fiction with characters who "frequently experience personal turmoil and must respond to crises relating to religion, family obligations, and marital infidelity." His fiction is distinguished by its attention to the concerns, passions, and suffering of average Americans; its emphasis on Christian theology; and its preoccupation with sexuality and sensual detail. His work has attracted a significant amount of critical attention and praise, and he is widely considered to be one of the great American writers of his time. Updike's highly distinctive prose style features a rich, unusual, sometimes arcane vocabulary as conveyed through the eyes of "a wry, intelligent authorial voice" that extravagantly describes the physical world, while remaining squarely in the realist tradition. He famously described his own style as an attempt "to give the mundane its beautiful due."