27 January 2009

R.I.P. John Updike

I just learned of John Updike's passing from Justin Martyr. I always feel we fail to take sufficient notice in this country when we lose our great writers. Here is a blog featuring his justly famous 'Seven Stanzas for Easter', which I read every Pascha (but which some faithless persons, evidently, can't comprehend). The photo is by Michael Mundy.


Anonymous said...

I just finished his "Roger's Version" last week. I thought of doing a post about it, but didn't really enjoy the book.

Overall, however, I liked the guy.

michaelmundy said...

Thats Michael Mundy's photo of John Updike. It was originally shot for Town and Country. Check out his work at michaelmundy.com