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Why do Writers Drink?

In the short segment listed below, writer Blake Morrison asks the question: Does it help writers to drink? Certainly Jack Kerouac, Dylan Thomas, John Cheever, Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald thought so. 406 more words

For Any Curious Readers

Cheever Vibes

Seitz conducts a great analysis of the Sopranos versus the Wire, of which the first I greatly admire and the second I always considered somewhat sleepily middle brow, Brother Mouzone and Omar aside. 93 more words

JSP Visual Week In Review | 03.07.15

The page turned, and we’re closer to Spring. Theoretically, at least.

Got socked with two winter storms this week – one on Tuesday, one on Thursday. 264 more words

Week In Review

[John Cheever | Le lettere]

“Conservare una lettera è come cercare di preservare un bacio” diceva John Cheever per esortare parenti e amici a gettare quelle che lui scriveva. E proprio perché convinto che i destinatari gli avrebbero dato ascolto, il Cˇechov dell’America suburbana ha confidato per lettera pensieri e timori, eventi importanti e cose di tutti i giorni, e lo ha fatto con un candore, una freschezza, un senso dell’umorismo, una verità che non si riscontrano neppure nei diari. 208 more words


John Cheever

“For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle.”

~John Cheever


Trusting Ourselves as Writers

“I write to make sense of my life.” John Cheever

I’ve been reading Blake Bailey’s Cheever: A Life, and it’s been extremely illuminating in many ways. 410 more words


C'mon Nabokov, Jizz A Little

/Beth Wareham

Lolita is a book about language, foremost and above all. I mean, come on, ““Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. 487 more words