Category Archives: Biography

Updike and dominant metaphors

Another interesting thing I’d like to mention about John Updike is his use of the central metaphor. In Adam Begley’s biography, Updike, the young Updike is at Harvard taking lectures on Shakespeare from Harry Levin. And it’s at this early stage … Continue reading

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Updike, a biography by Adam Begley (writing about your life without ruining your relationships)

Adam Begley opens his biography of John Updike with one of my favorite anecdotes of the venerable and prolific author. In this story, a Time magazine reporter visits Updike’s home town seeking to write a profile of the place. He … Continue reading

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