To the Editors:
John Updike [Oct. 18] is America's living man of letters. He has achieved a position of loftiness in the literary world shared only with Robert Penn Warren. Too often the bottle carrying life's message is washed out to sea. Your story "Perennial Promises Kept" has brought it back.
Randy F. Weinstein New Marlboro, Mass.
For more than 20 years I have enjoyed Updike's style and perspective. He explains my generation to me.
Gene Parker Jr. Atlanta
I do not understand why your story on John Updike did not mention...