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(Scott Johnson) If the Nobel Prize for Literature is to recognize literary merit, I regret that Philip Roth has not received the award. He has deserved it for a long time. In the course of a long career John Updike distinguished himself in every literary form without ever winning the recognition of the award. His disappointment was refracted through satire in one of his lesser stories abou
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