sometimes you find a truth which you start saying over and over: you can't help it. it doesn't seem that people understand its significance,and hopefully you don't wind up selling it down the road to a commercially minded hack who just wants your fame, and of course, money, from it, in the form they reduce it to , nearly unrecognisable, which of course suits them also. How many Cheever imitators were there? Or maybe there is no selling but pure theft, which is what they are best at, anyway.....and nobody cares........everybody's got their eye on the glittering prize at the end of the rainbow. many have only vicarious satisfaction, but you get used to it, like pornography, which is universally derided, but, funny thing, not illegal, and just as universally, available. Our youth have been corrupted, but it wasn't dirty pictures that did it. The two writers who remind me of Cheever, and his achievement, are John Updike, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. That he was a part-time homosexual is no great shakes to me. Which is no commentary on me. The sex-addicts try to turn me into a sex partner on public transportation,and the drivers always look the other way. And i am supposed to feel bad that i resist. ' Speak truth to power,' and i do. But that is crazy, right? "THE CURE; THE CHILDREN; THE DAY THE PIG FELL INTO THE WELL; THE HOUSEBREAKER OF SHADY HILL; THE 5:48; THE WORM IN THE APPLE; THE BELLA LINGUA; THE ENORMOUS RADIO; TORCH SONG; THE HARTLEYS; THE COMMON DAY; THE SUMMER FARMER; BOY IN ROME; THE OCEAN; REUNION; A VISION OF THE WORLD; THE MUSIC TEACHER; THE LOWBOY; THE GOLDEN AGE......" These and many more, written by the American E.M. Forster. The 20th century's premier (American) story writer.

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