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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author John Updike Dies at 76

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Prolific novelist John Updike died today of lung cancer in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts at age 76.

Have you read his short story A&P? Capturing the teenage hell of working retail, it's one of his best short stories. An excerpt from the full (short) story:

"You'll feel this for the rest of your life," Lengel says, and I know that's true, too, but remembering how he made that pretty girl blush makes me so scrunchy inside I punch the No Sale tab and the machine whirs "pee-pul" and the drawer splats out.

Rest in Peace, Good Sir.