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Alcoholism in John Cheever's "The Swimmer."

In the opening paragraph of John Cheever’s “The Swimmer,” the readers find themselves at a neighborhood party at the home of the Westerhazys on a Sunday afternoon, where everyone complains of having drank too much the night before: “You might have heard it whispered by the parishioners leaving church, heard it from the lips of the priest himself, struggling with his cassock in the vestiarium … ‘I drank too much,’ said Donald Westerhazy. 458 more words

Literature

(Summer) Morning

“It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.”

-John Cheever

“In summer, the song sings itself.”
~William Carlos Williams… 63 more words

Short Story: Beach House

Beach House

Copyright ® Neal Eric Yeomans

In Memory of John Cheever

Our father built the beach house a long time ago. My brother and I would come up every summer when we were kids and those days, which I still vividly remember, would pass by in a slow, dreamlike way. 5,355 more words

Fiction

U.S. of Books Review: The Wapshot Chronicle

Welcome to INDEPENDENCE DAY!  Today’s U.S of Books Review comes from the state of Massachusetts and is reviewed by Elisha at Book Junkie Mom Blog.  Enjoy! 456 more words

Books

United States of Books - The Wapshot Chronicle by John Cheever

The Wapshot Chronicle

by John Cheever

Author: Elisha at Rainy Day Reviews

Entertainment Weekly says – Cheever’s glorious 1957 debut novel about a decidedly unconventional Massachusetts family was an instant classic, combining both humor and pathos in equal doses. 417 more words

Fiction