John Updike, American novelist, dies at age 76

(excerpt from) Sacramento Bee via the AP
John Updike, prize-winning writer, dead at age 76
By Hillel Italie / Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009

NEW YORK — John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, prolific man of letters and erudite chronicler of sex, divorce and other adventures in the postwar prime of the American empire, died Tuesday at age 76…

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  1. the loss of John Updike makes me wonder if the literary world is being replenished at the same rate that it’s losing such great writers

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