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 Posted: Fri Mar 6th, 2009 02:33 am
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A half hour interview from 1981 on the Dick Cavett Show with the Johns Cheever and Updike.

Well worth the time.

It is refreshingly civilized. The only thing missing is a well-chilled martini.

The video link is a little down into the article.

http://cavett.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/a-last-look-at-updike-and-cheever/?scp=1&sq=Cavett%20updike&st=cse

One can never imagine today this type of show appearing on American Television.

I'd be curious to hear comments. Even if one is not familiar with the authors or their work, it is a wonderful interview.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 6th, 2009 03:02 pm
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Mana: 
Thank you for this, M S.

This kind of interview appears on UK TV-
generally late, late
and/or on the digital channel.

regards
 Tim L G

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Mana: 
Enjoyed this very much. Thanks for posting. Cheevers' comments about Updike's "contributions" to literature, rather than his desire for recognition were well spoken. The only writers we might see today would be Stephen King or J.K. Rowling, both of whom live to be recognized and don't contribute much except for entertainment value.

Along these same lines as the Cavett interview: Bill Moyer chatting with Robert Bly

http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/08312007/watch.html

I had the opportunity to meet and speak w/Carol Bly (ex-wife). Twice actually. Wonderful writer in her way. She had colorful things to say about her ex-husband but still spoke of writings with respect.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 13th, 2009 12:27 pm
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Mana: 
I just finished reading Stephen King's book "A Memoir of the Craft," and it revealed him as anything but a self-serving media whore. Whether you like his books or not,  his motivation for writing really does seem to be his love for the craft.

Great links, btw.

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