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by John Updike

A&P Resources


Poetry Foundation

The Poetry Foundation has a short bio of Updike.

"Showing Ordinary Life as Worth Writing About"

Another bio, this one from the Academy of Achievement.

Movie or TV Productions


A short film based on the novel.


The Art of Fiction, Number 33

Read Updike's interview in The Paris Review.

"As Close As You Can Get to the Stars"

A Salon interview with Updike.

An Interview

In this video interview, Updike tells you everything you ever wanted to know about his classic short story.


Eyes tired? Just sit back and listen.

Author Allegra Goodman reads "A&P" for your listening pleasure.


A Photo

White-haired Updike looks excited and animated in this shot.

Another Photo

Here's a young Updike. We imagine Sammy a bit like this.

"John Updike: A Life In Pictures"

See Updike at various stages of his life.

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