John Updike Fever

2 things:

1. Since the first time I read it, I was in love with John Updike’s 1960 New Yorker piece on Ted Williams’ last game at Fenway Park, “Hub Fans Bid Kid Adieu.”  So when I heard Library of America was putting out a commemorative edition of the piece in the form of a 64-page book, with artwork by Chip Kidd, I figured I could pony up the fifteen bucks and get a copy.

2. The piece in The Times about combing through Updike’s archives was a pretty great read, and it spawned a tag over on the Times blog: “John Updike at Work.”