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Published on Dec 17, 2013

"There is the fear that you somehow neglected to say what was really yours to say" - John Updike

Interview by John Freeman
Spring 2002
Microcassette recorder

Full Updike profile appears in Freeman's book "How to Read a Novelist"
http://www.fsgoriginals.com/books/det...

Updike Episode GIFs
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Executive Producer: David Gerlach
Animator: Patrick Smith

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LATCHE SWING
Hungaria
Rhythme Gitan

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Cantina Rag

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