Michael Lindgren

31 May 2009

This God- and sin-haunted man and the writing he produced so meticulously over the course of a half-century have come to stand, in our collective literary consciousness, for dullness, complacency, and an utter lack of relevance. This spring’s double-barreled canonization at least allows us finally to pose the question: Was Cheever great? Moreā€¦