Thursday, 26 February 2009

On John Updike

Most of the literary readers I know personally are under forty, and a fair number are female, and none of them are big admirers of the postwar GMNs (Great Male Narcissists - Mailer, Updike, Roth). But it's John Updike in particular that a lot of them seem to hate ... "Has the son of a bitch ever had one unpublished thought?" ...
David Foster Wallace: Consider the Lobster

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