Tags » John Cheever

The Heavenly Gifts of Alcoholism?

“The victim of a malodorous disease which renders him abhorrent to society and periodically degrades him is also the master of a superhuman art which everybody has to respect and which the normal man finds he needs.” 792 more words

Alcoholic Writers

The Heavenly Gifts of Alcoholism?

“The victim of a malodorous disease which renders him abhorrent to society and periodically degrades him is also the master of a superhuman art which everybody has to respect and which the normal man finds he needs.” 792 more words

Alcoholic Writers

Modern Lit: "Mad Men"

“The sea that morning was iridescent and dark. My wife and my sister were swimming … and I saw their uncovered heads, black and gold in the dark water.

956 more words
"Goodbye

Cheever

“Few prose writers can touch Cheever for the painterly precision of his descriptions, and the reward of them too…” – T.C. Boyle

Earlier this year I finally finished John Cheever’s collected stories.  270 more words

Fiction

'The Five-Forty-Eight' by John Cheever

The Five-Forty-Eight by John Cheever, 1954

The magic trick:

Creating a heightened reality by combining mundane life with an agent of extraordinary thought and action… 535 more words

Stories

What Hemingway can teach you

Someone asked John Cheever, “What’d you learn from Hemingway?”

“I learned not to blow my head off with a shotgun.”

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