Friday, January 30, 2009

Ian McEwan Remembers John Updike

From The Guardian (28 January 2009):

"He was a modern master, a colossal figure in American letters, the finest writer working in English. He dazzled us with his interests and intellectual curiosity, and he turned a beautiful sentence. Religion, sex, science, urban decay, small-town life, the life of the heart, the betrayals – who can follow him? Updike gave the impression he had a lot more writing to do. We are all the poorer now." -- Ian McEwan

McEwan also pays tribute to Updike on the BBC (Watch