The Swimmer | Study Guide

John Cheever

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Overview

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Author

John Cheever

Year Published

1964

Type

Short Story

Genre

Biography, Drama

Perspective and Narrator

"The Swimmer" is narrated from a third-person point of view.

Tense

"The Swimmer" is told in the past tense.

About the Title

The title "The Swimmer" refers to the protagonist of the short story, Neddy Merrill, who swims through a series of backyard pools to reach his house and, along the way, discovers the emptiness of his life.

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