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Community celebrates the life of author John Updike on 90th birthday

SHILLINGTON, Pa.- A special event took place Friday at John Updike's Childhood home celebrating what would have been the author's 90th birthday. "We decided that this 1st birthday after our grand opening was such a momentous, monumental one that we should celebrate," says Maria Lester, Director of Education for John Updike's Childhood Home.
BERKS COUNTY, PA
City Journal

John Updike and the Politics of Literary Reputation

In 1990, when Rabbit at Rest was published to broad acclaim, ending John Updike’s magisterial Rabbit Angstrom quartet, Updike was arguably the most admired writer in the United States and also its most characteristically American. Thirty years later, he is largely an object of resentment. His is a striking case study in the politics of literary reputation in a time of generational upheaval. Updike has not been a victim of cancel culture. He merely represents the ancien regime.
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Rabbit Run creek gets its signs in a tribute to John Updike

The small stream named for one of Berks County’s most famous natives now has official signs. This week workers from Kenhorst installed Rabbit Run signs at the stream that begins in Shillington, the hometown of celebrated author John Updike. The stream cuts through Cumru Township and continues through Kenhorst, where it empties into the Angelica Creek.
BERKS COUNTY, PA
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Television Q&A on 'Transplant,' John Updike, 'Bridgerton' and more

You have questions. I have some answers. Q: Do you have any info on one of our favorites, “Transplant"? It’s about a Syrian doctor and his younger sister arriving in the U.S. and adapting to life in general here and also working in a hospital. A: The series starring Hamza...
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