The Swimmer. By John Cheever · July 18, P. The New Yorker, July 18, P. On a midsummer Sunday Ned and Lucinda Merril, & Donald. The Swimmer. by: John Cheever. “The Swimmer” is a short story by John Cheever that was first published in Get a copy of “The Swimmer” at BN. COM. A college student’s take on John Cheever’s short story “The Swimmer.”.

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Johj storm seems to have stripped away the leaves from the trees and they oddly bear the colors of autumn. The Swimmer by John Cheever.

And he does indeed encounter perils: Introduction to the Character and the Journey. It’s rather a discripture of swimming trough their pools than swimming in nature’s rivers that cheveer the subject here. Aug 05, Mohsin Maqbool rated it it was amazing. Then he will leave us and help stout women place lilacs on graves.

Did you understand the imagry and symbolism in this book? This no doubt was purposeful as he wanted the focus to be on each pool. He has some of the symptoms: You don’t know why, but you cannot stop. I would be interested to read a longer work from this author. Man who allows Neddy to cross in front of his car. Reading this reminds me of the time when I was studying and working in the US during the first half of the Eighties.


His earlier, youthful energy gradually declines, and it becomes increasingly painful and difficult for him to swim on.

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Some articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. When we possess all the luxuries in the world, we often lose sight of things that are important, like responsibility and relationships.

The Map and Journey The map he has drawn out in his head to swim the route of pools on his dwimmer home can be seen as his journey to realization through a carefully charted path.

Then he becomes unnerved when Mrs. View all 11 comments. Il primo, probabilmente, lo conoscerete quasi tutti. A great escape, also preferencing wet over dry land.

Yes, perpetual suburbia and unfulfilling wealth and meaningless pleasantries can take a toll on one’s health. No matter how satisfied you are – or you pretend to be, or you joohn to be – with your life, there is always that little cold splash of something that hauls you out of your drunken satisfactions, even if only for a second, and everything is utterly and endlessly sad then.


Neddy, however, had no idea what was going on and he got up and left. And that’s what I didn’t like. The extramarital affair also illustrates a disconnect between himself and his wife.

Laura Driscoll was terribly dangerous. Man swims underwater in pool. He thought of the empty desks and began to whimper. This analysis fails to recognize the fact the Neddy is an alcoholic, and his “swimming” is a metaphorical indulgence in alcohol.

The Swimmer by John Cheever – into a suburban darkness

The reader discovers at the end of the story that his wife and four daughters have left him. The time is a Swimmrr afternoon in the early s.

They didn’t like people to disagree. Why does he call it the “Lucinda”? View all 3 comments. Deep inside him, he was a lonely, confused, and scared man who probably knew that he had lost his money, wife, and family.

A man ‘swims’ home from a friend’s pool party, by hopping cheever suburban pools and doing laps on the way home.