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You Can't Do It Alone: John Cheever in the Village
Here are some words from the writer:
Art is the triumph over chaos.
I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss — you can't do it alone.
Christian Science Monitor (October 24, 1979)
He was a tall man with an astonishing and somehow elegant curvature of the spine, formed by an enlarged lower abdomen, which he carried in a stately and contented way, as if it contained money and securities.
Description of a Yankee rector in The Wapshot Scandal