Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Great Regulars: In college, I had fallen for Jack Kerouac--

the story of Sal Paradise and his love of the American road. Here was that book's exquisite opposite: the story of a man who made himself a prison of small-town domestic life, a man whose big countercultural act was not to light out for the open highway, but to get in a car, drive across town and sleep with his mistress.

I felt an instant connection with [John] Updike's fiction.

from John Freeman: The Australian: Old school John Updike gives a masterclass in writing


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