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With its blend of gusto and nostalgia, ribaldry and acceptance, The Wapshot Chronicle may strike some as not serious enough, basically an entertainment. That charge cannot be brought against Cheever's sequel, The Wapshot Scandal (1964), ...
In The Wapshot Scandal, he tried to put those inchoate apprehensions down on paper. Once again Moses and Coverly go out into the world, but the attack on modernity implied in The Wapshot Chronicle now takes an overt form.
Her scandal is more forgivable than Melissa's, for her tax delinquencies have not been motivated by self-concern. ... Cheever is on record that writing The Wapshot Scandal cost him some pain: "I never much liked the book and when it was ...
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American writers: a collection of literary biographiesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This supplement, the latest addition to the well-known "American Writers'' series, includes 29 authors. All except Frederick Douglass, the 19th-century orator and writer, are 20th-century poets ... Read full review