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Rabbit at Rest

Sad news: John Updike succumbed to lung cancer today at the age of 76. William Pritchard has drawn up a list of what he considers the author’s most important works here. I remember hiding the Rabbit books under my bed as a teenager, loving how Updike could write even the dirtiest moments so beautifully. His prose is always alive, startlingly specific, full of those little truths we seek in literature. The first time I read “A&P,” I was 16 and bowled over by descriptions like this: Her voice kind of startled me, the way voices do when you see the […]