Mizener, Arthur
May 1953
New Republic;5/25/53, Vol. 128 Issue 21, p19
This article discusses the books "The Enormous Radio and Other Stories," by John Cheever, and "Nine Stories," by J.D. Salinger. Cheever is not a writer of any great talent, but the stories in his book are all skillfully worked out and loaded with carefully observed manners. It seems unlikely, though great works have been written in even queerer ways than that. It is the glaring fault of Cheever's stories that they all appear to have been produced in that way. Salinger is an altogether different matter. For, all the prejudices against short stories, his "Nine Stories" has made the best-seller lists.


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