The Swimmer Summary
John Cheever

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The Swimmer Summary

John Cheever's "The Swimmer" was published in 1964 in the short story collection The Brigadier and the Golf Widow. Cheever once stated this story was originally meant to be part of a novel and was pared down from over 150 pages of notes. He also stated that he originally intended to write a story that paralleled the tale of Narcissus, a character in Greek mythology who died while staring at his reflection in a pool of...

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