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Short story: Reunion by John Cheever, listened to on the New Yorker Fiction podcast, from October 2007. Highly Recommended.

Poem: Applesauce by Ted Kooser, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from October 2017. 25 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

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The other day, I used a cliché in conversation with a friend. I had shared an audiotape of an interesting lecture with him. “If you don’t find it interesting,” I said, “I’ll eat my hat.” 420 more words

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Falconer (John Cheever)

So here, then, is a John Cheever’s great penal novel. Or should I say, penile novel. Yes, yes, the pun is too obvious to be anything but unfunny. 408 more words

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Jess Row--"Beneficence" (Lucky Peach, No. 23: The Suburbs Issue: Summer 2017)

SOUNDTRACK: THE NATIONAL-First Listen Live: The National, ‘Sleep Well Beast’ (September 5, 2017).

On August 17, Union Transfer sent out a message that World Café and NPR Music present a First Listen Live with The National on September 5 at that very club.  1,786 more words

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John Cheever Quote

THE NEED TO WRITE COMES FROM THE NEED TO MAKE SENSE OF ONE’S LIFE AND DISCOVER ONE’S USEFULNESS.

— JOHN CHEEVER

Vintage Minis: "Drinking" and "Swimming"

If you’ve been in a bookstore recently you may have noticed the collection of Vintage Minis. These are twenty tiny books that take selected highlights on full-length memoirs and novels to give you a sample of the writing. 629 more words

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