This study guide will help you analyze the short story “Reunion” by John Cheever (1962). You can also find a summary of the text, as well as inspiration for interpreting it and putting it into perspective.
John Cheever (1912-1982) was an American novelist and short-story writer. His fiction often explores the duality of human nature and his characters’ inner conflicts. The short story “Reunion” was initially published in The New Yorker, and later in the collection The Stories of John Cheever (1978). Cheever, who has dealt with alcoholism for a great part of his life, explores this problem in “Reunion”.
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