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John Updike 19322009American novelist shortstory writer poet and literary and art critic Updike was a prolific writer The following entries represent a number of his better known worksThe Rabbit novels 19602001The Beck Books 19702001The Witches of Eastwick 1984He has published 15 short story collections and 10 poetry collectionsHis first volume of poetry Hoping for a Hoopie was published in 1958 and his first novel Poorhouse Fair in 1959 He has also written for children and is a noted essayistUpdike established a reputation as a keen observer of contemporary American life His classic preoccupations are with the erotic with the pain and striving implicit in human relationships and with the sacred in human lifeHe is known for his writings that consist of suburban scenes Updike takes experiences and places from his childhood and uses them in his works He also observes ordinary life he sees around him and
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