1. unbornwhiskey:

    She asked Bumps Trigger to get her a drink, and he brought her back a glass of dark bourbon. She felt a profound nostalgia, a longing for some emotional island or peninsula that she had not even discerned in her dreams. She seemed to know something about its character—it was not a paradise—but its elevating possibilities of emotional richness and freedom stirred her. It was the stupendous feeling that one could do much better than this; that the reality was not Mrs. Wishing’s dance; that the world was not divided into rigid parliaments of good an evil but was ruled by the absolute authority and range of her desire

    John Cheever, The Wapshot Scandal

    You can listen to Cheever read from The Wapshot Scandal at 92Y in 1964.

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  1. misterchu said: An interesting one, Mister Cheever…
  2. 92y reblogged this from unbornwhiskey and added:
    You can listen to Cheever read from The Wapshot Scandal at 92Y in 1964.
  3. artyucko said: youtube.com/watch?v…
  4. lookuplookup reblogged this from unbornwhiskey and added:
    Look, I know, literary white males blah blah blah, but I’m going to love Cheever forever and I don’t care who knows it.
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