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The Collapse of Post-War Masculinity in ‘The Swimmer’

March 12th 2018

SHORT STORY ADAPTATIONS: this month, Dr. CHRIS MACHELL looks at decaying masculinity in John Cheever’s ‘The Swimmer’: ‘The Swimmer is as much as an attack on the self-involved counter-culturalism of Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation as it is on self-satisfied wealthy suburbia…’

Seen in Mirrors

September 11th 2017

MIKE SMITH finds a short story hidden in the pages of Arthur Miller’s autobiography: ‘I got the distinct sense that I was reading a very good, well-structured and polished short story … a story beautifully told, with a clear beginning…’

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