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Estratto da The stories of John Cheever
Paperback, Wyd. 2, 195 pages
Published 1977 by Ksiazka i Wiedza
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I heard that John Cheever was one of the masters of short stories so I decided to go and introduce myself via this collection compiled by a Polish publisher in the 70s. It is made of six stories:

"The Housebreaker of Shady Hill"
"Torch Song"
"The Hartleys"
"Boy in Rome"
"O City of Broken Dreams"

When I read the first one I was puzzled. I expected to be blown away and it left me lukewarm. I thought: "maybe short stories are really not my thing." But when I kept on reading it finally dawned on
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John Cheever was an American novelist and short story writer, sometimes called "the Chekhov of the suburbs" or "the Ovid of Ossining." His fiction is mostly set in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the suburbs of Westchester, New York, and old New England villages based on various South Shore towns around Quincy, Massachusetts, where he was born.

His main themes include the duality of human nature:
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