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Sandra Benedetto: The Somnambulant Wife (Part 1 of 2)

Last year I became obsessed with John Cheever’s short stories (I know, another WASP-y dude). Two of my favorites are The Enormous Radio and The Swimmer. 697 more words

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John Cheever Quote

THERE IS A TERRIBLE SAMENESS TO THE EUPHORIA OF ALCOHOL AND THE EUPHORIA OF METAPHOR.

— JOHN CHEEVER

Suggested Reading: Reunion by John Cheever

Reunion is two pages long. It’ll probably take you less than ten minutes to finish. But the story will stay with you for a lot longer than that. 450 more words

Reunion Analysis


“Reunion”, written by John Cheever and narrated by Richard Ford, is a story about change. Charlie, the protagonist has plans to meet with his father after many years of separation. 212 more words

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In the last ten or twenty years, there has been a rush on the part of many writers to insinuate themselves into the middle class, to live like bank clerks and to eschew any outward sign of disorder; a splendid maneuver, it seems to me, as long as the writer realizes that this is an act of espionage, that this is intended to put him in a position to observe the mores of his natural enemies.

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The Wapshot Chronicle Review

A Family Snapshot

“Dark secrets, mostly carnal.”

Those are the words that are written in Leander Wapshot’s diary. In fact, all of the characters here in John Cheever’s… 1,069 more words

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