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Story Review: The Swimmer by John Cheever

If I am to choose an alternative title for this story, I would dub it “Symbolism of Swimming for Life.” Patiently, John Cheever guided his readers to discern, on closer inspection, a life collapsing with every stroke. 387 more words

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Story Review: The Swimmer by John Cheever

The Swimmer is Neddy Merrill who, apparently from out of the blue, and while lounging about at the poolside of some friends’ house one Sunday afternoon, decides to go pool-hopping. 629 more words

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Story Review: The Swimmer by John Cheever

The Swimmer opens with Neddy Merrill spending a summer day with his wife and their friends at the latter’s poolside and listening to their group complain about their hangovers. 749 more words

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Short Stories of the Month: November 2014

November marks the start of the second semester in majority of the colleges and universities at this part of the world. It was more or less during this month, years ago, when I borrowed and read an anthology of short stories from the university library. 473 more words

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The Verb's Ian McMillan on his Favourite Short Stories

The Verb is BBC Radio 3’s ‘Cabaret of the Word’, presented by Ian McMillan. Each week the programme brings together award-winning writers; poets, songwriters, novelists, dramatists and performers from around the world. 602 more words

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Definition @23 Art

John Cheever: “Fiction is art and art is triumph over chaos. To celebrate a world that bewilders us like a stupendous dream.”

October 23: Writers’ Almanac Podcast… 13 more words

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Saved by lit·er·uh·choor

I have a chip on my shoulder because I didn’t go to college. Always have. I got knocked around quite a bit when I first got to New York. 638 more words