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‘The Swimmer’ by John Cheever

I could pretend that my favourite John Cheever story is not the one that everyone knows and about which a million undergraduate essays have been written and which was made into a film – but it would be pretending. 117 more words

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O City of Broken Dreams - John Cheever

This is a frenetic short story about the hope and hopelessness of the American Dream.

Written in 1948, it’s the story of Evarts and Alice Molloy who withdraw all their savings to travel to New York after meeting a Broadway producer who expresses an interest in Evarts’ play and says he can make it happen for them. 277 more words

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John Cheever (1912-1982) was an American novelist and short story writer. He is sometimes called “the Chekhov of the suburbs”. His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Westchester suburbs, old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born, and Italy, especially Rome. 556 more words


IFOA I: 1980

preOriginally published on Torontoist on October 26, 2009.

The lineup for the first edition of the festival, along with other events at Harbourfront. Toronto Star, October 16, 1980. 903 more words


Short story: Reunion by John Cheever, listened to on the New Yorker Fiction podcast, from October 2007. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Applesauce by Ted Kooser, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from October 2017. 25 more words

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