Overview: Writers at Home

Black and white aerial photo showing hundreds of houses in a development, roughly centered around a larger white structure, possibly a school or church Aerial view of suburban Levittown, Pennsylvania

Sky view of suburban neighborhood circa 1962. After WWII returning soldiers sought quiet environments from which they could (1) easily commute to work in a major city and (2) raise their "baby boomer" children. For this, they migrated to suburbs--neighborhoods of duplicate or similarly designed houses deemed safe for their distance from the major cities (urban environments) but not so far removed that the people living there felt completely isolated (rural environments).


  • Respond to the weekly readings within the context of your own perspective (Textual Annotations)
  • Analyze the literary theme of Community as it is presented by Carver and Cheever (Weekly Journal Entry)

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