“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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