Who is Updike?


Updike is a surname of Dutch origin, and is a spelling variant of the Dutch Opdijk, a topographical name meaning someone who lived on a dike. The surname has been present in North America since the settlement of New Netherlands in the 17th century. Updike used to be spelled as Updyke and many other ways, but is know most commonly spelt as Updike.

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Couples - Reception
... The novel was widely and enthusiastically reviewed, landing Updike on the cover of Time, a rare location for an author ... fictional Tarbox ("it is worth noting that the Updikes are the ringleaders of a group of like-minded couples whom the older Ipswichers call the Junior Jet Set ... Updike has organized endless basketball, volleyball and touch-football games, led the jet set on skiing trips, and presided over countless intramural parties ...
Plowville, Pennsylvania
... Linda Grace Hoyer Updike, the mother of author and novelist John Updike and herself an author, was born and died in the house near Plowville where Updike himself lived during his adolescence ... She and Updike's father, Wesley, are buried in the cemetery of Robeson Lutheran (Plow) church in Plowville ...
Updike - People
... Daniel Berkeley Updike, American printer and historian of typography ... John Updike, American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic ... Nancy Updike, American public radio producer and writer ...
Ralph E. Updike
... Ralph Eugene Updike (May 27, 1894 - September 16, 1953) was a U.S ... Born in Brookville, Indiana, Updike attended the public schools of Whitcomb and Brookville, Dodds Army and Navy Academy, Washington, D.C ... Updike was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1929) ...
Updike On Couples
... Updike had meant to call the novel, "in honor of its amplitude," Couples and Houses and Days ... question about the difficulty of writing scenes about sex, Updike replied "They were no harder than landscapes and a little more interesting ...

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