Dorothea Lasky and Adam Fitzgerald talk about the Metaphysical I, thigh-burning poetry and the timeless appeal of popcorn.
‘It is the wildest part of the American South-West and, in a way, its most beautiful.’
‘My antipathy to military culture started early and it wasn't helped by living in a garrison town.’
‘Bollywood is part of what our culture has become. We are lying to ourselves all the time.’
‘A mind is a terrible thing to waste, and there is much being wasted when one deliberately chooses not to explore the ecstasy of its deeper horizons.’
‘I want to play around with the idea of parricide – not in general but in specific. ’
'I wanted to see Vietnam for myself. I wanted to see a war, and I wanted to see a communist victory, which I presumed to be inevitable. I wanted to see the fall of a city.'
John Dugdale discusses Updike for Granta 1: New American Writing.
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