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Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview, Part 2


Studio interview with John Updike about Eastern European writers. He recommends Yugoslav writer Danilo Kis, although it might be hard to find in bookstores. He also talks about a Polish writers including Bruno Schulz. He compares Polish poets and prose writer. He talks about the work of Milan Kundera. He describes Eastern Europeans writers' situation and their often surreal styles sometimes resulting in "magical realism."

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Ten O'Clock News

Updike interview, Part 2

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Updike, John
News Report
Updike, John (Interviewee)
Lydon, Christopher (Reporter)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview, Part 2,” 12/22/1989, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB1E52C6B8FB4D2CA24E2714845CEC93.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview, Part 2.” 12/22/1989. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. January 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB1E52C6B8FB4D2CA24E2714845CEC93>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Updike interview, Part 2. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EB1E52C6B8FB4D2CA24E2714845CEC93
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