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Summer Reading

August 20, 2009 · No Comments

…last year with the death of John Updike we here at the SLU Libraries did some thinking and writing about Updike’s work, and with our summer reading recommendations winding down we have in our browsing collection two books by Updike that reflect the man at the end of his life.  One is titled Endpoint and Other Poems, some of which were published in the New Yorker and are about Updike’s last days.  He also has a poem titled Baseball which is one of the better poems you’ll ever read about the sport.  There is also a collection of short stories titled My Father’s Tears and Other Stories. Certainly in the waning days of summer reflecting on and with John Updike is time well spent…

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