The Best of NYC LETTERS

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08/05/2009 4:00 AM |

BEST LITERARY FAREWELL: John Updike in the New York Times

Man writes elegant little poem about his own death, dies. Here’s the last stanza:

For life’s a shabby subterfuge,
And death is real, and dark, and huge.
The shock of it will register
Nowhere but where it will occur.

This is true.

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