John Updike

John Updike and Modern Culture
Our thoughts on John Updike's poems
Poems by John Updike
Exploring John Updike
Critics Viewpoint On John Updike
Giving Credit When Credit Is Due
Comparison of John's poem and TOOL's song.
John Updike and Modern Culture
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Who does John Updike most resemble in our modern culture?


I believe that John looks like Leslie Nielsen. 


What modern figure closely resembles the spirit and vibe of John Updike we are writing about? Why?


I still believe that John Updike and Leslie Nielsen are the same in spirit.  In the book, “Modern Critical Views John Updike”, Joyce Carol Oates writes “His genius is best excited by the lyric possibilities of tragic events that, failing to justify themselves as tragedy, turn unaccountably into comedies.”(57)  She is saying that his stories usually turn into comedies.  Leslie Nielsen loves doing comedy movies. 

A simple picture morph showing the resemblence of John Updike and Leslie Nielsen.