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Miłosna ballada

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Estratto da The stories of John Cheever
Paperback, Wyd. 2, 195 pages
Published 1977 by Ksiazka i Wiedza
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Jul 31, 2011 Kinga rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 17, 2016 Trcap rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Era da un po' che non finivo un libro. Non so cosa mi è successo, ma sono in crisi. Inizio un libro e dopo un po' lo pianto lì, con questo però sono riuscito ad andare fino in fondo. John Cheever è uno scrittore dotato di grande personalità, con cui scava dietro alla facciata di una borghesia americana benpensante per metterne a nudo i difetti, riaffermando quel lato oscuro e imprescindibile che si annida nell'animo umano e che le consuetudini sociali mirano a nascondere.
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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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