Not to Be Forgotten: The Stories of John Cheever
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Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss John Cheever's short stories.
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If Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Faulkner are the three greatest American writers of the twentieth century, John Cheever is the fourth. His stories, several of which we read and discuss, range from fanciful to brutally realistic, with unforgettable characters who are wrestling with life in all its variations—sometimes winning, often losing, or altogether lost. His style of writing is accessible and powerfully evocative, the themes more American than apple pie yet amazingly fresh and often disturbing. Cheever’s stories are a treasure trove of the experience of living in the twentieth century USA, especially from the perspective of the twenty-first. Text: The Stories of John Cheever (Vintage).