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John Cheever
(1912-1982) born on
May 27
US short-story writer, novelist. His work described, often through fantasy and ironic comedy, the life, manners, and morals of middle-class, suburban America.
Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the world.

People look for morals in fiction because there has always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness.
Good writers are often excellent at a hundred other things, but writing promises a greater latitude for the ego.
I can't write without a reader. It's precisely like a kiss you can't do it alone.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Entry in his journal before his last public appearance, the ceremony at which he received the National Medal for Literature, quoted by Susan Cheever in "Home before Dark," 1984.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: Accepting the Edward MacDowell Medal, 8 Sep 1979.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In "Christian Science Monitor," 24 Oct 1979.

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