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Undefined Intercepts excerpt: Part One

Kindle Scout campaign for Undefined Intercepts (A Novel) running until November 4th. Everyone who nominates the book gets a free copy if it’s selected for publication! 4,522 more words


Charles McGrath on John O'Hara

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Charles McGrath has been, at various times, editor of the New York Times Book Review and deputy editor at the… 321 more words


Alcoholism in John Cheever's "The Swimmer."

In the opening paragraph of John Cheever’s “The Swimmer,” the readers find themselves at a neighborhood party at the home of the Westerhazys on a Sunday afternoon, where everyone complains of having drank too much the night before: “You might have heard it whispered by the parishioners leaving church, heard it from the lips of the priest himself, struggling with his cassock in the vestiarium … ‘I drank too much,’ said Donald Westerhazy. 458 more words


(Summer) Morning

“It was a splendid summer morning and it seemed as if nothing could go wrong.”

-John Cheever

“In summer, the song sings itself.”
~William Carlos Williams… 63 more words

Short Story: Beach House

Beach House

Copyright © Neal Eric Yeomans

In Memory of John Cheever

Our father built the beach house a long time ago. My brother and I would come up every summer when we were kids and those days, which I still vividly remember, would pass by in a slow, dreamlike way. 5,354 more words

Neal Eric Yeomans