Isaiah Sheffer’s lasting contribution will be his almost single-handed revival of interest in that most beguiling of fictional forms, the short story.
May 27th marked what would have been the one-hundredth anniversary of writer John Cheever’s birth. (He was born in Quincy, MA.) June 18th marks the thirtieth anniversary of his death.
While sound is certainly important, and language in the proper hands has its own music, syllabic harmonies need not be trumpeted as though they were the foundation of good prose.