John Cheever Quote

The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to describe four hundred people under the lights reaching for a foul ball. This is ceremony.


The Sixties, 1963 entry. - The Journals of John Cheever (1991)

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The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to...

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The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to...

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The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to...

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The task of an American writer is not to describe the misgivings of a woman taken in adultery as she looks out of a window at the rain but to...