John Updike’s visit to the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

In the June 23, 1956, issue of The New Yorker (available to subscribers), John Updike pens a droll report on the 49th Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. “We put on our tennis shoes, removed our tie, rumpled our hair, and went down to look at it the other day, which was sunny. We approached by … read more… “John Updike’s visit to the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit”

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“Not that the writer’s job was to write a lot, or to register the self with a splash, but to get his or her real experience down”

In the New Yorker Adam Gopnik’s piece about John Updike reminds me how much painting and writing have in common. “John Updike was a fine colleague, a beaming platform presence, a valued contributor, a welcome visitor to the office, a genial supporter of younger writers—just a freelance writer living in Massachusetts, as he puckishly described … read more… ““Not that the writer’s job was to write a lot, or to register the self with a splash, but to get his or her real experience down””

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