John Cheever Quote

The novel remains for me one of the few forms where we can record man's complexity and the strength and decency of his longings. Where we can describe, step by step, minute by minute, our not altogether unpleasant struggle to put ourselves into a viable and devout relationship to our beloved and mistaken world.


Accepting National Book Award, The Writer (September 1958).

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The novel remains for me one of the few forms where we can record man's complexity and the strength and decency of his longings. Where we can...

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The novel remains for me one of the few forms where we can record man's complexity and the strength and decency of his longings. Where we can...

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The novel remains for me one of the few forms where we can record man's complexity and the strength and decency of his longings. Where we can...

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The novel remains for me one of the few forms where we can record man's complexity and the strength and decency of his longings. Where we can...