The Three Wise Monkeys’ editors have been enjoying The New Yorker’s content for years. We’ve especially found its fiction podcast engrossing and entertaining as it provides exceptional access to some of the greatest short fiction read by a collection of writers. As summer approaches, we will be featuring selections with links for 3WM readers. Feel free to listen on to others in the collection.
Anne Enright reads John Cheever’s “The Swimmer,” and discusses it with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
by John Cheever
It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, “I drank too much last night.” You might have heard it whispered by the parishioners leaving church, heard it from the lips of the priest himself, struggling with his cassock in the vestiarium, heard it from the golf links and the tennis courts, heard it from the wildlife preserve where the leader of the Audubon group was suffering from a terrible hangover. “I drank too much,” said Donald Westerhazy. “We all drank too much,” said Lucinda Merrill. “It must have been the wine,” said Helen Westerhazy. “I drank too much of that claret.”….