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John Updike, literature's wide-ranging master, is dead at 76

John Updike wrote novels, stories, essays, and poetry. John Updike wrote novels, stories, essays, and poetry. (Joanne Rathe/ Globe Staff/ 1991 file)
By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / January 28, 2009

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John Updike, a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, whose jeweled prose and quicksilver intellect made him for decades one of America's foremost literary figures, died yesterday. He was 76. (Full article: 2060 words)

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