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I m ashamed to say that as a 24 year old Writing, Literature and Publishing Major I had never read a complete book of John Cheever s short stories I actually ended up buying this book onafter hearing it mentioned in a movie Odd way to hear about a book, I know But I m so glad I picked it up I m not normally a short story girl but the imagination, characters, intriguing often a bit random storylines were captivating Though I loved the title story, A World of Apples I was also reall I m ashamed to say that as a 24 year old Writing, Literature and Publishing Major I had never read a complete book of John Cheever s short stories I actually ended up buying this book onafter hearing it mentioned in a movie Odd way to hear about a book, I know But I m so glad I picked it up I m not normally a short story girl but the imagination, characters, intriguing often a bit random storylines were captivating Though I loved the title story, A World of Apples I was also really taken with Artemis, The Honest Well Digger and Three Stories.I felt the tone of the book to be a little Death of a Salesman esk It s not a light read, that s for sure I would highly recommend this to anyone who was looking for a creative collection of thought provoking, sometimes dark short stories The World of Apples by John CheeverComplex, intriguing, funny and sad at times Is Asa Bascomb a source of inspiration for Richard Ford As I started reading on the World of Apples I was just wondering if there is a connection between the hero of this story and Frank Bascombe, the one who travels through The Sportswriter, Independence Day and two other novels Asa Bascomb is a writer, but unlike Frank Bascombe, not a Sportswriter, and he has won a series of prizes.He did not win the Nobel Prize, b The World of Apples by John CheeverComplex, intriguing, funny and sad at times Is Asa Bascomb a source of inspiration for Richard Ford As I started reading on the World of Apples I was just wondering if there is a connection between the hero of this story and Frank Bascombe, the one who travels through The Sportswriter, Independence Day and two other novels Asa Bascomb is a writer, but unlike Frank Bascombe, not a Sportswriter, and he has won a series of prizes.He did not win the Nobel Prize, but the fact that this is even in question gives him a high profile and name recognition.He has prizes and gifts from Kiev, Oslo and the Soviet Union, with two presidents of the USA and Italy wiring congratulations.The eighty two years old lives in Monte Carbone, near Rome, like a surprisingly big number of heroes of John Cheever.As Richard Ford mentions Cezanne, so does Cheever and we learn that Bascomb was called the Cezanne of poets.I know the French painter as one of the last Impressionists, who in fact detached from their style and opened the way for abstract and modern painting, but I hardly see a poem to look like one of his canvases, this being one reason why I am no writer.Bascomb has moved to Italy coming from Vermont, just like two odd characters from Independence Day, clients of another Bascombe.Life in a small Italian town or for that matter, on a Greek island must be exquisite and I would move there in a hurry.The author writes with humor, or is it just sarcasm or plain insight, that Bascomb has taken precautions to avoid an abrupt end Carefully kept out of the villa all firearms, suitable lengths of rope, poisons, and sleeping pills We are the given access to the secret of the art of poetry, at least in what this poet laureate is concerned He did not seem to choose his words at all but to recall them from the billions of sounds that he had heard since he first understood speech The poet has very demanding exercises, which are meant to check that his memory is still apt, until he cannot remember Lord Byron s name first name that is and that almost anywhere, the lord is not listed with his Christian name George.It is funny nevertheless to read about the options was it Sydney, Percy On a trip with a Scandinavian admirer, Bascomb stumbles upon an event that would affect him for a while Bascomb went into the woods to relieve himself and stumbled on a couple who were making love They had not bothered to undress and the only flesh visible was the stranger s hairy backside And later takes a rather bleak view of things Obscenity gross obscenity seemed to be the only factor in life that possessed color and cheer The poet takes a bus to Rome, where he meets a male whore an expression I am unaccustomed with.Then he takes in a concert, where he starts imagining that he undresses the soprano, with zipper and slip over her head.And will stop at this scene, which is not the last in this short story that acts somehow like a fresco, since we mentioned plastic arts earlier A man, his wife, and three carefully dressed daughters got out of the car and Bascomb stopped to watch them when he saw that the man carried a shotgun What was he going to do Commit murder Suicide Was Bascomb about to see some human sacrifice He sat down, concealed by the deep grass, and watched The mother and the three girls were very excited The father seemed to be enjoying complete sovereignty They spoke a dialect and Bascomb understood almost nothing they said The man took the shotgun from its case and put a single shell in the chamber Then he arranged his wife and three daughters in a line and put their hands over their ears They were squealing When this was all arranged he stood with his back to them, aimed his gun at the sky, and fired John Cheever proves constantly that a short tale isthan enough space to paint so many details and even shorter stories, somewhat in the manner of Brueghel, who has a series of paintings called after the seasons and where various people do all kinds of things feed animals, skate on the ice, one is even taking a dump out of the window of a house which was kind of the habit back then Cheever is a modern American writer with calm insight into the middle class suburban life He address themes similar to John Updike and John Irving shadowy desires amid Victorian morals that won t seem to die, normal people who cope with routine life through unsavory fantasies, and alienation from living inauthentic lives dictated to characters by the wider American culture Cheever has far less comical, and outsider characters facing bizarre circumstances than Irving His characters are ordina Cheever is a modern American writer with calm insight into the middle class suburban life He address themes similar to John Updike and John Irving shadowy desires amid Victorian morals that won t seem to die, normal people who cope with routine life through unsavory fantasies, and alienation from living inauthentic lives dictated to characters by the wider American culture Cheever has far less comical, and outsider characters facing bizarre circumstances than Irving His characters are ordinary people, living uneventful plotlines with unique internal tensions His characters are positivelyagreeable than Updike s Of the ten stories included, The Fourth Alarm , Artemis, the Honest Well Digger , and The Chimera were the top performers These are subtly absurd, well written short stories that, oddly enough, frequently took exactly 17 minutes the length of my train rides to and from work to read. Metroda okunmamal beni birka kez sesli g ld rd Ancak yk kahramanlar olduk a huzursuz, dolay s yla ayn ruh halinden muzdarip olanlara bir ayna tutar gibi nsanl k halleri, ok tan d k Yazar yk yazmaktan s k lm ve tekrara d m izlenimi de uyand rd bende. Don t ask me why I was reading Cheever at age 13 This is, again, probably one of those books I read at too young an age to thoroughly appreciate it I was interested in writing my own short stories and had some of my writing published and had a short story take an honorable mention in a national contest by this point and probably already knew that Cheever is considered a writer s writer I m sure that s why I picked this up I should go back and readCheever as an adult, I think. Sort of like Raymond Carver crossed with James Thurber Not at the level of either, but that sets an awfully high bar I first read these stories over fifteen years ago as part of The Stories of John Cheever 1980 and I remember being struck by their muted strangeness and a melancholy and pervading sense of middle class New England alienation and otherness Rereading them now, I find myself struggling between giving them three or four stars I agree with Goodreads reviewer Diane Dunning in that the best thing in these stories is Cheever s prose, which flows serenely on and seems to carry you along effortlessly I first read these stories over fifteen years ago as part of The Stories of John Cheever 1980 and I remember being struck by their muted strangeness and a melancholy and pervading sense of middle class New England alienation and otherness Rereading them now, I find myself struggling between giving them three or four stars I agree with Goodreads reviewer Diane Dunning in that the best thing in these stories is Cheever s prose, which flows serenely on and seems to carry you along effortlessly Some of these stories now seem to me flimsy and the psychological insights or hintings quite shallow The World of Apples Looked atclosely, some of the stories show signs of having been cobbled together from disparate ideas or images Montraldo and his half mocking but stinging studies of unhappy marriages a bit too smug and one sided The Chimera, The Geometry of Love I rather liked his tongue in cheek and quirky Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin with its absurd and almost surreal fantasy about an alienated american expatriate who finds graffiti in the U.S to be turning from obscenity to sentimentality I also find one of the editorial reviews to be spot on Innocent, old fashioned, self aware, Cheever s people are summoned by strange and improbable events to ponder the values they have been taught to trustdecency, common sense, nostalgia, even truth Stunned by these encounters, they nevertheless survive.as is Jeffrey Howard s identification of themes He address themes similar to John Updike and John Irving shadowy desires amid Victorian morals that won t seem to die, normal people who cope with routine life through unsavory fantasies, and alienation from living inauthentic lives dictated to characters by the wider American culture In short , in the dappled world of Cheever s fiction, what you get out of his stories depend a great deal on your vantage point and experience In the end, still wavering between three and four stars, I tend to endorse Gina s recommendation I would highly recommend this to anyone who was looking for a creative collection of thought provoking, sometimes dark short stories (Free Epub) ¶ The World of Apples Õ Innocent, old fashioned, self aware, Cheever s people are summoned by strange and improbable events to ponder the values they have been taught to trustdecency, common sense, nostalgia, even truth Stunned by these encounters, they nevertheless survive A worn out poet finds peace in his heart as he lays his Lermontov medal at the foot of the sacred angel a prosperous suburbanite contemplates his predicament when his wife joins the cast of a nude show a guileless and romantic well digger, anxious for a bride, visits Russia, falls in love and returns home singing the unreality blues and a miserably married man fantasizes a beautiful lover who comes to him for strength, love and counsel while he tends the charcoal grill in the backyard 1st reading, 2011 or 2012 Having only read Cheever s The Swimmer and spurred only by the movie which starred Burt Lancaster , I couldn t resist another bite out of this here apple One can t help noticing Cheever s consistent choice of adjectives bellicose, puerile then there s his constant reference to water and rain And once again, these pathetic, disillusioned suburban husbands to harridans.2nd reading, June 2020 Literally have thousands of books, and maybe a hundred I would love to read 1st reading, 2011 or 2012 Having only read Cheever s The Swimmer and spurred only by the movie which starred Burt Lancaster , I couldn t resist another bite out of this here apple One can t help noticing Cheever s consistent choice of adjectives bellicose, puerile then there s his constant reference to water and rain And once again, these pathetic, disillusioned suburban husbands to harridans.2nd reading, June 2020 Literally have thousands of books, and maybe a hundred I would love to read again in this lifetime But I couldn t resist another bite of these apples It s an eclectic mix of what to me are his favored locales suburbia discounting his characters uncomfortable to hellish situations, his descriptions of the suburbs make me want to live there , plane rides, Italian countryside villas, and the minefield that is his protagonist s mind Two untitled short stories stand out here, one for its prescience to Stephen King and present day brand of terror, and the other for its nifty conclusion to an unrequited flirtation onboard a 707