Wednesday, 23 December 2009
hat tip: Slate
Posted on 12/23/2009 11:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
23 Dec 2009
John Updike died this last year. In the spring of 1954, he must have stayed up very late, sometimes hearing the chimes in his room at then well-belled Lowell House, and staying up even later in The Lampoon building nearby, as he completed in a last-minute rush his senior thesis on Robert Herrick, he of Corinna's Gone A-Maying. Carpe noctem, for John Updike, in order to complete, summa-ly and not summarily, a theme about carpe diem. .