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"Reunion" Write Up by Evan Sherer


In the short story “Reunion” by John Cheever, a boy named Charlie meets his father for the last time. The story, set in New York, starts at the information booth of wherever the father works, or perhaps owns, where Charlie and his father have planned to meet. 920 more words



According to the curtains

I must have dropped off again,

Dropped off a cliff

Off the mantel

Off the Earth.

How I long for you, my friend. 167 more words


Good health

The contemptible smallness, the mediocrity of my work, the disorder of my days, these are the things that make it, to say the least, difficult for me to get up in the morning.

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"A page of good prose remains invincible."

“A page of good prose remains invincible.”

John Cheever, writer


‘Christmas is a Sad Season for the Poor’ by John Cheever

An excellent test of a Christmas story is to read it out of season. It was a rare close and scorching British summer when I first read Cheever’s  392 more words

Christmas Special 2017

‘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

Tom Lee