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What this biography showas is that a novelist does not have to wander very far to obtain his material from which to create a novel.
Updike draws inspiration from the 'small town America' where he grew up and its ethos which never left him. The book provides a good insight into the life of John Updike and indeed of America during the 20.th Century.At times this biography felt like a very long review of Updike's prolific work with the often long documentation of how each novel was received and reviewed by the literary establishment rather than a biography of the writer's actual life and achievements. I would like to have read more about why Updike was considered to be one of the most… Read more