Born laughing, I’ve believed in the absurd, Which brought me this far; henceforth, if I can, I must impersonate a serious man. -from "Midpoint"
A literary giant has fallen and Michiko Kakutani has eulogized him here. Among his many acclaimed novels are Rabbit, Run and the The Witches of Eastwick. If your book group has yet to read Updike, now is the time.