did critics of their time say about them?
There were more critics about his books
rather than on his poetry. In the book “Modern Critical Views John Updike”
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom, They were bias about his work. The
critics each took a book or a story and wrote their thoughts about it. They compare
John Updike to other authors. “John Barth once described Updike as the
Andrew Wyeth of contemporary American writers.”(39).
popular was this person?
John Updike is well known for his fictional
books. He is not so much well known for poetry.
He does have a book of poetry that he has written for forty years in it. A
several of his books were made into movies.
The book “Witches of Eastwick” was made into a movie in the late eighties the movie industry took the title
of the book.
they make a living at it, or did they wallow in poverty because of their love of poetry?
John Updike said in an interview
“Even I knew there was no living in being a poet, so fiction
was the game.” (2) He wrote numerous fictional books, poetry, and short
impact did their poetry have?
John has inflected life into his poetry. He wrote more about everyday things that was happening to him.
2 Pulitzer prizes for fiction. National Medal of Art. National Medal for the Humanities.
books were the most popular?
John Updike wrote over 60 books,
but the most popular books are the Rabbit trilogy books. He won the Pulitzer
prizes for them.