John Cheever On Art

John Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) 

John Cheever (May 27, 1912 – June 18, 1982) 

Fiction is art and art is the triumph over chaos (no less) and we can accomplish this only by the most vigilant exercise of choice, but in a world that changes more swiftly than we can perceive there is always the danger that our powers of selection will be mistaken and that the vision we serve will come to nothing.