greeting his characters no more

"Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper." John Updike

Writer John Updike passed away today. Updike was 76. Article here at NPR.

Here is a Bibliography of his works:
THE CARPENTERED HEN AND OTHER TAME CREATURES, 1958
HOPING for a HOOPOE, 1958
THE POORHOUSE FAIR, 1959
THE SAME DOOR, 1959
RABBIT, RUN, 1960
'A&P', 1961 (short story, first published in The New Yorker)
PIGEON FEATHERS, 1962
THE CENTAUR, 1963
TELE PHONE POLES, 1963
OLINGER STORIES, 1964
OF THE FARM, 1965
ASSORTED PROSE, 1965
THE MUSIC SCHOOL, 1966
THE COUPLES, 1968
MIDPOINT AND OTHER POEMS, 1969
BECH: A BOOK, 1970
MUSEUMS AND WOMEN, 1972
RABBIT REDUX, 1972
SIX POEMS, 1973
BUCHANAN DYING, 1974
A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, 1975
PICKED-UP PIECES, 1975
MARRY ME, 1976
TOSSING AND TURNING, 1977
THE COUP, 1978
AN ODDLY LOVELY DAY ALONE, 1979
PROBLEMS, 1979
SIXTEEN SONNETS, 1979
FIVE POEMS, 1980
YOUR LOVER JUST CALLED, 1981
RABBIT IS RICH, 1981 (Pulitzer Prize)
OTHER JOHN UPDIKE, 1982
HUGGING THE SHORE, 1983
JESTER'S DOZEN, 1984
ed. THE YEARS BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 1984
THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK, 1984
ROGER'S VERSION, 1986
FACING NATURE, 1986
TRUST ME, 1987
SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS, 1987
FORTY STORIES, 1987
S., 1989
JUST LOOKING, 1989
SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS, 1989
RABBIT AT REST, 1990 (Pulitzer Prize)
ODD JOBS, 1991
MEMORIES OF THE FORD ADMINISTRATION, 1992
COLLECTED POEMS 1953-1992,1993
BRAZIL, 1994
THE AFTERLIFE AND OTHER STORIES, 1995
GOLF DREAMS, 1996
IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES, 1996
TOWARD THE END OF TIME, 1997
BEACH AT BAY, 1998
MORE MATTER, 1999
GERTRUDE AND CLAUDIUS, 2000
LICKS OF LOVE: SHORT STORIES AND A SEQUEL, 'RABBIT REMEMBERED', 2000
AMERICANA, 2001
SEEK MY FACE, 2002
THE EARLY STORIES: 1953-1975, 2003
VILLAGES, 2004
STILL LOOKING: ESSAYS ON AMERICAN ART, 2005
TERRORIST, 2006
DUE CONSIDERATIONS: ESSAYS AND CRITICISM, 2007
THE WIDOWS OF EASTWICK, 2008

Bibliography available here.

In my norm of cheering myself up with poetry, thought I'd mention Billy Collins newest book, Ballistics, which came out in September 2008. Here is the New York Times review of it! Miss Cellaneous sent me this article from Booklist--thanks Miss C! Looking forward to reading it.

Would also like to give a shout out to a new follower, Sarah L., of The Bunless Librarian. Thanks for joining Misadventures and welcome.

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