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John Updike

Datum narození: 18. březen 1932
Datum úmrtí: 27. leden 2009
Další jména: Con Apdayk, John Hoyer Updike

John Hoyer Updike byl americký spisovatel a držitel Pulitzerovy ceny.

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Citát „Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.“

„Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face.“

—  John Updike

Zdroj: Self-Consciousness : Memoirs (1989), Ch. 6
Kontext: Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being “somebody,” to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his overanimation. One can either see or be seen.

„I miss only, and then only a little, in the late afternoon, the sudden white laughter that like heat lightning bursts in an atmosphere where souls are trying to serve the impossible.“

—  John Updike, kniha The Centaur

The Centaur (1963)
Kontext: I miss only, and then only a little, in the late afternoon, the sudden white laughter that like heat lightning bursts in an atmosphere where souls are trying to serve the impossible. My father for all his mourning moved in the atmosphere of such laughter. He would have puzzled you. He puzzled me. His upper half was hidden from me, I knew best his legs.

„The fullness ends when we give Nature her ransom, when we make children for her. Then she is through with us, and we become, first inside, and then outside, junk. Flower stalks.“

—  John Updike, kniha Rabbit, Run

Rabbit, Run (1960)
Kontext: He feels the truth: the thing that has left his life has left irrevocably; no search would recover it. No flight would reach it. It was here, beneath the town, in these smells and these voices, forever behind him. The fullness ends when we give Nature her ransom, when we make children for her. Then she is through with us, and we become, first inside, and then outside, junk. Flower stalks.

„The pain of the world is a crater all these syrups and pills a thousandfold would fail to fill.“

—  John Updike, kniha Rabbit Redux

Rabbit Redux (1969)
Kontext: His insides are beginning to feel sickly. The pain of the world is a crater all these syrups and pills a thousandfold would fail to fill.

„Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe.“

—  John Updike

Zdroj: Self-Consciousness : Memoirs (1989), Ch. 6
Kontext: Our brains are no longer conditioned for reverence and awe. We cannot imagine a Second Coming that would not be cut down to size by the televised evening news, or a Last Judgment not subject to pages of holier-than-Thou second-guessing in The New York Review of Books.

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