John Hoyer Updike (18 March 1932 – 27 January 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
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“Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.”
—John Updike (b. 1932)
“Dead of a dark thing, John Holmes, youve been lost
in the college chapel, mourned as father and teacher,
mourned with piety and grace under the University Cross.”
—Anne Sexton (19281974)