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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Farewell to an American Icon

John Updike, 1932-2009

"He captured the sensations at our eyelashes and fingertips, and the internal lightning of plans and arguments we make behind our faces, with a vividness that borders on religion. He once said he felt free to write as honestly as he did, because he believed 'God already knows everything anyway and cannot be shocked. And only truth can be built upon.'"

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76 years of life, 60 books

May he rest in peace.