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For lovers, touch is metamorphosis. All the parts of their bodies seem to change, and they seem to become something different and better. That part of their experience that is distinct and separate, the totality of the years before they met, is changed, is redirected toward this moment. 109 more words

Why do Writers Drink?

In the short segment listed below, writer Blake Morrison asks the question: Does it help writers to drink? Certainly Jack Kerouac, Dylan Thomas, John Cheever, Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald thought so. 406 more words

For Any Curious Readers

Cheever Vibes

Seitz conducts a great analysis of the Sopranos versus the Wire, of which the first I greatly admire and the second I always considered somewhat sleepily middle brow, Brother Mouzone and Omar aside. 93 more words

JSP Visual Week In Review | 03.07.15

The page turned, and we’re closer to Spring. Theoretically, at least.

Got socked with two winter storms this week – one on Tuesday, one on Thursday. 264 more words

Week In Review

[John Cheever | Le lettere]

“Conservare una lettera è come cercare di preservare un bacio” diceva John Cheever per esortare parenti e amici a gettare quelle che lui scriveva. E proprio perché convinto che i destinatari gli avrebbero dato ascolto, il Cˇechov dell’America suburbana ha confidato per lettera pensieri e timori, eventi importanti e cose di tutti i giorni, e lo ha fatto con un candore, una freschezza, un senso dell’umorismo, una verità che non si riscontrano neppure nei diari. 208 more words


John Cheever

“For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle.”

~John Cheever


Trusting Ourselves as Writers

“I write to make sense of my life.” John Cheever

I’ve been reading Blake Bailey’s Cheever: A Life, and it’s been extremely illuminating in many ways. 410 more words