Cheever, an American novelist and short story writer known as "The Chekhov of the suburbs," is recognized as one of the most important short fiction writers of the 20th century.
In his book "The Day the Pig Fell Into the Well," published in 1954, Cheever writes: "... It had begun to blow outside, and the house creaked gently, like a hull when the wind takes up the sail. The room with the people in it looked enduring and secure ..."
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