Charles Webb, Elusive Author of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 81

He was never comfortable with the success of The Graduate and chose to live in poverty

John Leland at The New York Times:

Lots of people momentarily embrace the idea of leaving the rat race, like the characters in “The Graduate.” Mr. Webb and Ms. Rudd did it, with all the consequences it entailed. If they regretted the choice, they did not say so.

Mitch Wagner @MitchWagner