John Cheever Quote

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.


Entry in his journal before his last public appearance, the ceremony at which he received the National Medal for Literature, quoted by Susan Cheever, Home before Dark Houghton Mifflin (1984).

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Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the...

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Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the...

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Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the...

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Literature has been the salvation of the damned, literature has inspired and guided lovers, routed despair and can perhaps in this case save the...