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I am really, really going to miss that.
The most moving poems here are those in which he takes a look at his life as a whole, his childhood friendships, the tremendous transformations that Time has brought.
It comprises the poems he wrote during the last six or seven years of his life, among them his very last poems, some of them written on his deathbed,in the Mass.
Updike was not a great poet, but he certainly wrote some of the most memorable poems of our time. His uncanny ability to put his finger on the buried pulse of American culture, so... Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. Farrell
A gift for my wife. She loves reading John Updikes books. I think she has all of them. We lived in Beverly MA and occasionally saw Mr. Updike at a local restaurant.Published 13 months ago by Stephen T. Morley
Updike retained his silver tongue and brilliant insights right up to the end. Sad to lose this gifted writer. If you're a fan, this is the bookend of your collection. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Richard H. Cowan
"Endpoint" confirms that we have long under-rated and overlooked his gift as a poet. "Endpoint" poignantly brings the reader into Updike's reflections on his... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nicholas Hayes
Endpoint was Updikes' best poem collection and a close second was "Tossing and Turning"
I met Mr. Read more
"Endpoint" is a fitting conclusion to the poetry collections John Updike published over the course of his prolific writer's life. Read morePublished on June 20, 2012 by maelje
I marvelled over each page...even when he was dying...he wrote beautiful poetry about the act of dying. This man is excellent...it goes without saying. Read morePublished on September 20, 2010 by S. Belson
John Updike's "Endpoint and Other Poems" was published posthumously last year, after a long and stellar writing career. Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by Glynn Young