Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
That's a fine tribute, delicatemonster. Thanks for posting it, and good to see you here.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Jan 28th, 2009 at 04:22:53 AM EST
good one, d.m.

i loved the rabbit trilogy, his cross-section of the american dream/reality was pitch perfect, and yet though the protagonist was far from pleasant, one did feel a curious sympathy for him.

Updike was a fine writer, though his subject in the works i've read was ultimately depressing, seeing as the american suburban life he described so well was ultimately an aberration in itself, complete with the bland, amoral characters that inhabit it.

i remember his writing as sometime extremely humorous, many belly laughs ensued from reading the rabbit books. Angstrom was a perfect antihero for the world Updike described so well, and i will always have good memories and gratitude for his work and talent.

thanks for a balanced eulogy.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Wed Jan 28th, 2009 at 05:01:44 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Thanks, afew. Sorry for the long hiatus, been tied up in the states. Trying to get that fellow elected with the funny name. :-)
by delicatemonster (delicatemons@delicatemonster.com) on Wed Jan 28th, 2009 at 09:25:16 AM EST
[ Parent ]


Occasional Series