The fabled magazine both gave Updike his renown and had the effect of explaining it away.
Suite Française finally brought her back to renown with its publication in France in 2004 and subsequent English translation.
Don't chase money or renown, operate as if you're already flush, famous and, we hasten to add, humbled by it all.
c.1300, from Anglo-French renoun, Old French renon "renown, fame, reputation," from renomer "make famous," from re- "repeatedly" (see re-) + nomer "to name," from Latin nominare "to name" (see nominate). The Middle English verb reknouen "make known, acknowledge" has been assimilated to the noun via renowned. In old German university slang, a reknowner (German renommist) was "a boaster, a swaggerer."