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While there’s some debate as to whether his recent works were relevant, the death of writer, essayist and critic John Updike has sent tremors through the literary world: Martin Amis, “He took the novel onto another plane of intimacy”; Michiko Kakutani, “Arguably this country’s one true all-around man of letters”.

Recipient of last year’s Bad Sex Award: Lifetime Achievement, Updike will be fondly remembered, and rightly so, for his Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom sagas. R.I.P. John Updike.

First posted: Wednesday, January 28th, 2009.

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