The Other John Updike Archive
The Duality Of Man

The Duality Of Man

wife as critic 2


Yikes! An indelicate passage By JU gets a bad review from his wife?



“Im willing to show good taste, if I can, in somebody elses living room, but our reading life is too short for a writer to be in any way polite. Since his words enter into anothers brain in silence and intimacy, he should be as honest and explicit as we are with ourselves.”
― John Updike


Of marriage and mortality


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