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Reflections on John Updike (1932-2009)

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The last time I spoke with John Updike-well, all right, the only time I spoke with John Updike-was in May 2008. He was in Washington, D.C., to deliver the Jefferson Lecture under the auspices of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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1 [ Back ] John Updike, Due Considerations, Essays and Criticism (New York: Knopf, 2007), 663f.
2 [ Back ] Updike, 652.
3 [ Back ] Cited in George Hunt, John Updike and the Three Great Secret Things: Sex, Religion, and Art (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1980), 210.
4 [ Back ] Updike, 671.
5 [ Back ] Updike, 670.
6 [ Back ] Updike, 670.

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W. Robert Godfrey is professor of church history and president of Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California).

Issue: "A Feast in a Fast-Food World" July/August 2009 Vol. 18 No. 4 Page number(s): 9-11

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