Saturday, January 31, 2009
The loss of a literary giant
It's sad when one of the greats leave us whether it is in film, politics, literature or elsewhere. It's almost as if a little bit of ourselves goes with them.
This week we lost the prolific author John Updike. John died Jan 27 2009.
He won the Pulitzer Prize for "Rabbit is Rich" in 1981 and "Rabbit at Rest" in 1991. He felt the ordinary people were as interesting as various adventure subjects and was outstanding in this regard.
"Rabbit at Rest" tells of the Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom's life and begins when Rabbit is in a Florida airport and gets a feeling that he has come not to meet his son but his own death.
As a collector, it was a special thrill to have a copy of "The Witches of Eastwick" in a signed limited edition.
He has also had a number of works made into film such as "The Witches of Eastwick" with the amazing Jack Nicholson and Cher, and "Rabbit Run" in 1970 with James Caan.
I'm sure that there were still some great works left in Mr. Updike and he will be missed and we are all at a loss from his absence.