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Transformation Calling

Listen, due to something the mighty Google presented to me, by invalidating my password and handing me too many hoops to jump through, I have given up my blog on Blogger, and will start anew here at WordPress. 586 more words

Mary...wife of John...granddaughter of Tom has reposed

Mary Cheever, a Central Figure in a Literary Family, Dies at 95



Mary and John Cheever at home in Ossining, N.Y., in 1979. 466 more words


The Swimmer (1968)

by Steve Habrat

At a quick glance, director Frank Perry’s surreal 1968 drama The Swimmer doesn’t jump out at you as a cult classic. When you watch the trailer, it swells with emotion as star Burt Lancaster proudly proclaims that he is going to swim home across a number of swimming pools that dot his scenic, upper class Connecticut suburb. 1,128 more words


Father and Son in New York: John Cheever's Reunion

I suggested this story for my weekly reading group for two reasons: I had heard it read aloud at a talk given at LSE by A. 671 more words

Short Is Better

Leave it to Cheever - Oh What a Paradise It Seems!

John Cheever is considered among the finest of American novelists, focusing on the stew of good and bad, the grumbling thunderclouds in the American suburbs. 661 more words

In Books: 'The Trip to Echo Springs: On Writers and Drinking'

Late last year, the British writer Olivia Laing published The Trip to Echo Springs: On Writers and Drinking. It’s a rambling and discursive but smart portrait of a half-dozen writers and their struggles with the devil’s brew (Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, John Berryman, John Cheever, Raymond Carver, F. 208 more words


from The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

Moses’s feelings were strenuous but not sad and he did not remember the skimming fleet at the ten-minute signal before a race or the ruined orchards where he hunted grouse or Parson’s Pond and the cannon on the green and the water of the river shining between the hardware store and the five-and-ten-cent store where Cousin Justina had once played the piano. 183 more words