Monday, February 9, 2009

John Updike~William Dean Howells

One of my favorite professors in graduate school made the same comparison this piece makes between John Updike and William Dean Howells: both extraordinarily prolific novelists and magazine critics (Howells with the Atlantic, Updike with the New Yorker) popular in a sort of Middle-America way. My professor thought that Updike's novels would endure about as well as did Howells's (i.e., not very). 

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