I enjoyed John Mark Eberhart’s moving tribute to John Updike (1/28, A-1). We’ll also miss the man as a perceptive art critic. He was the rare writer who left a huge oeuvre and still crafted every sentence.
Asked about the drudgery of writing during his “In Depth” appearance on Book-TV, I remember his saying: “Even on the dreariest of days, I find that one well-written sentence will lead to another.”
John Updike is at rest. There will be no more dreary days for the Old Rabbit in front of the keyboard, but all lovers of literature will sorely miss those well-written sentences.