Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Death of a status quotician

Exhibit A for the case that most establishment literature and establishment literary lions are highly political while denouncing political literature, at least here at home where they're most threatened by it, has died. We'll now be subjected to millions of words about the great celebrator of his own kind, the privileged white male, John Updike. In its initial hosannas, though, even the Times admits that "Updike was called a misogynist, a racist and an apologist for the establishment."