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Bawer presents evidences during the time when some people talked about The New Yorker, as if it were nothing less than the Platonic ideal of a magazine, a holy object beyond criticism of mere mortals. During its heyday, if charitable, is a pretty description of a typical story by writer John Cheever, who between 1935 and 1981 appeared in the magazine seem intended to revive a reputation that peaked with the 1978 publication of the omnibus Stories of John Cheever which has been in decline ever since his death four years later. His association with the New Yorker was a major source of self-esteem reflected in an incident which took place in the sixties.
Underachiever? Bruce Bawer The Hudson Review; Winter 2010; 62, 4; Docstoc pg. 589 Reproduced with
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