The two Johns;

10 03 2009

One lost in life and heartbreakingly torn by inner contradictions but simple and powerful in style; the other authentic and authentically American, amazingly prolific but most of all the author of his time.  Their work perfectly reflected their world experience; you can’t ask for more than that.   Updike reviewed a biography on Cheever posthumously in this week’s New Yorker.

And here they are together in a 1981 Cavett interview.

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