1960s

  • Couples by John Updike

    The landscape of Couples (Alfred A. Kopf, 1968) is the post-pill paradise of  Middle Class America, and features many of the most well-drawn characters you would never want to know. 

    You have to marvel at Updike’s own criticism of his books. Couples, he said,’ is not about sex as such: It's about sex as the emergent religion, as the only thing left.’ (John Updike, "Appendix: One Big Interview," Picked-Up Pieces, New York: Knopf, 1975. p. 505. )