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The Witches of Eastwick (1984; film 1987), about a coven of witches, was followed by The Widows of Eastwick (2008), which trails the women into old age. Bech: A Book (1970), Bech Is Back (1982), and Bech at Bay (1998) humorously trace the tribulations of a Jewish writer. Updike’s several collections of short stories include The Same Door (1959), Pigeon Feathers (1962), Museums and Women (1972), Problems (1979), Trust Me (1987), and My Father’s Tears, and Other Stories (2009), which was published posthumously.
Although a serious writer, Capote was also a party-loving sybarite who became a darling of the rich and famous of high society. Endowed with a quirky but attractive character, he entertained television audiences with outrageous tales recounted in his distinctively high-pitched Southern drawl. Capote’s later writings never approached the success of his earlier ones. In the late 1960s he adapted two short stories about his childhood, “A Christmas Memory” and “The Thanksgiving Visitor,” for television.
Another important African American writer of the post–World War II era is Alice Walker, whose novels, short stories, and poems are noted for their insightful treatment of African American culture. Her novels, most notably The Color Purple (1982), particularly focus on women. 63 7 American Literature from 1945 Through Today 7 Alice Walker’s thoughtful novels, short stories, and poems resonate with folklore, offering particular insight into the lives of African American women. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Born in 1944, Walker was the eighth child of African American sharecroppers in rural Georgia.