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MOBI Í DOC The Wapshot Chronicle 9788807723599 FREE ¶ [Read] ➵ The Wapshot Chronicle ➼ John Cheever – Sembra tutto normale a St Botolphs un villaggio di pescatori saldamente piantato nel Massachusetts e in tutto ciò che uello stato verde ricco e tradizionale rappresenta per gli Stati UnitiS e l’inafferrabile Coverly Sembra normale anche se eccentrica la vita della cugina Honora Eppure di realmente normale c’è poco in loro in uesti personaggi inventati eppure verissimi in uesto villaggio immaginato ma più autentico di uelli segnati sulle mappe parte di un New England trasformato in geografia dell’anima It's gonna happen sometime people no matter how you may dread it Yes I am referring to my long planned heavily unanticipated as yet unwritten irritatingly irrelevant monograph on John Cheever wherein I single handedly return him to his proper place in the first rank of American novelists Due in eual parts to Seinfeld and postmodernism Cheever has become little than a punch line a sad symbol of dated postwar suburban cocktail party angst well think again bitches The Wapshot Chronicle is a heartbreakingly beautiful novel full of moral clarity the inevitability of sin sex booze ambition jazz city life country life all poured out in chiselled pristine prose There will be to come from me in this vein I promise Oh yes I promise

John Cheever ¸ The Wapshot Chronicle READER

Pubblicato nel 1957 e vincitore del National Book Award Cronache della famiglia Wapshot è uno dei massimi romanzi americani del Novecento Una grande storia familiare comica e tragica ambientata in un paese sognato così bene da sembrare vero Una foto di gruppo nella uale tutti possiamo riconoscere in controluce il nostro vol Man is not simple Hobgoblin company of love always with us― John Cheever The Wapshot ChronicleThe Wapshot Chronicle is a twin Bildungsroman of sons Moses and Coverly framed by the letters journaling and loneliness of their father Leander It is a crazy beautiful 20th Century Great Expectations like novel of a family's depth and breadth its secrets and its flaws The two brothers are saddled with the albatross and obligation to insure ensure that Old Honora’s keeps paying the bills future for the boys and current for their parents Cheever fills his novel with dominating mothers idiosyncratic and co dependent guardians changeable wives and costly lovers The trinity of Wapshot men float throughout Cheever's novel in a wayward rudderless boat Their lives are constantly taking on water and they seem destined to be blown further from the shore by the dominant humor of the nearest strong willed femaleThe characters in The Wapshot Chronicle were amazing Its language and narrative were incredible Cheever's satire and ribald humor constantly bit this reader in his lusty for good literature ass

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The Wapshot ChronicleSembra tutto normale a St Botolphs un villaggio di pescatori saldamente piantato nel Massachusetts e in tutto ciò che uello stato verde ricco e tradizionale rappresenta per gli Stati Uniti Sembra normale la florida famiglia Wapshot Sembra normale la vita del lupo di mare Leander Wapshot e dei suoi figli l’impertinente Mose The author was a famous short story writer and this was his first attempt at a novel It won the National Book Award for 1958It’s kind of a coming of age story of two young men although most of the plot follows not their youth but the start of their careers Their father was a river boat captain so there’s a bit of sea lore We’re in a small New England sea town at the turn of the century a time when autos are replacing horses There’s a focus on change “nothing was any what it aimed to be or what it would be in the end and the house that had meant to express family pride was now a funeral parlor the house that had meant to express worldly pride was a rooming house Ursuline nuns lived in the castle that was meant to express the pride of avarice” There are a lot of accidental deaths by drowning or in car crashes Mostly the story is of two brothers interspersed with excerpts from a diary kept by their father that chronicles his life and gives us family secrets An unmarried aunt controls the family fortune When she sees her two nephews begin fooling around with the local girls she orders them out into the world One goes to New York and one to Washington DC They both eventually marry and end up in troubled marriages The story is uasi autobiographical Cheever had a brother to whom he said he was “ungainly attached” He grew up in a New England seaport uincy Mass with ship captain ancestors In the story his mother becomes the support for the family by opening a gift shop in the derelict ship; in real life Cheever’s mother did the same in a failed shoe factory His aunt controlled the family fortune The main way the story seems autobiographical is in Cheever’s portrayal of the two marriages The men are perfectly fine; the two women are a bundle of anxieties and almost nuts This parallels Cheever’s life where he insisted that his wife go with him for psychological counseling avant garde at that time When the psychologist told him “John YOU’RE the problem” Cheever never went back Cheever was manic depressive an alcoholic and had a series of affairs Late in life he had bisexual affairs His daughter Susan Cheever chronicled this family life in her own memoir in 2001 Home Before Dark For 1954 it contains what would have been considered graphic sex for that time and in fact Cheever holds the “honor” of the first allowance of the f word in selections chosen by Book of the Month Club As a side note it is interesting that “three Johns” pushed the boundaries of explicit sex in popular American works In addition to Cheever 1912 1982 there was John O’Hara 1905 1970 and then John Updike 1932 2009 Late in the book is a chapter about one of the brothers having a homosexual experience It’s the 1950’s so here’s how Cheever begins that chapter “And now we come to the unsavory or homosexual part of our tale those words are in italics in the book and any disinterested reader is encouraged to skip”Some examples of good writing“I mean he doesn’t have anything nice to remember and so he borrows other people’s memories”“he was much shorter than his wife – a jolly pink faced man with a uietness that might have been developed to complement the noise she made”“the power beautiful women have of evoking landscapes – a sense of rueful distance – as if their eyes had come to rest on a horizon that had never been seen by any man”A pretty good read but it drags a bit and we have the unrealistic portrayal of the marriages I’ll give it a 3 Cheever wrote a seuel The Wapshot Scandal but I think I’ll pass and perhaps read some of his short stories Postcard of uincy Market in 1904 from pinterestcomPhoto of the author from nytimescom