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Pint-Sized Review: The Brigadier and the Golf Widow by John Cheever

A good short story is hard to find.

That statement in itself sounds like a story O’Connor might pen, but in our world of quick tweets, computers that write copy, books on tablets, and easily digestible news articles, it’s hard to find the sort of quality stories that blow your hair back anymore. 190 more words

Book Review

'Reunion' by John Cheever

Reunion by John Cheever, 1962

The magic trick:

Writing a fairly minimalist story, but setting up the emotional stakes very clearly before the action begins… 695 more words


JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 08 | 23 | 15

More sound, less fury this week.


This Week’s Links

* What I read this week. (Watched the movie with Burt Lancaster, too.)

* From the WSJ: … 45 more words

Visual Week In Review

Una specie di solitudine

Potrei continuare con la sfilata degli scrittori ubriaconi e alienati che stanno popolando la mia estate, ne ricavereste qualcosa a parte l’inutile impressione che io sia vagamente sedotta da concetti tipo autodistruzione decadenza morte, e compagnia bella direbbe Holden? 458 more words

The unknown's hidden kinship

When I was young, I had to choose between the life of being and the life of doing. And I leapt at the latter like a trout to a fly. 657 more words

Creativity And Spirit

What Writers Wear: How To Dress Like A Bestseller

Nowadays, would-be writers are constantly bombarded with suggestions and rules—write what you know, go easy on the adverbs, don’t think up your title while drinking cheap Scotch—but despite this wealth of advice, authors and critics alike have been bafflingly silent on one vital question… 843 more words


John Cheever: In Town for Lunch

In town for lunch. The air-conditioning, the smell of perfume and gin, the attentions of the headwaiter, the real and unreal sense of haste, importance, and freedom that clings to the theatre. 453 more words

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