The Swimmer | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of The Swimmer.
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SOURCE: Segel, David. “Change is Always for the Worse.” In The Critical Response to John Cheever, edited by Francis J. Bosha, pp. 83-4. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

In the following essay, originally published in Commonweal in 1964, Segel provides an overview of “The Swimmer,” asserting that “Cheever is working with an attitude toward life, acutely observed and full of variation.”

When I was a boy I read a story that terrified me. It was about a child who declared that he needed the help of no living creature. That night the sheep came and took from him everything woolen, the tree came and took everything wooden, and so on until he was naked and cold under the sky. I remembered this fairy tale while reading The Brigadier and the Golf Widow, a collection of the short stories John Cheever has written over the last ten years. My children's story...

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