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Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story)

  • Type: Short Story

Angel Of The Bridge is a 1961 short story by notable, American author John Cheever. - AsNotedIn

You MAY have seen my mother waltzing on ice skates in Rockefeller Center. She's seventy-eight years old now but very wiry, and she wears a red velvet costume with a short skirt. Her tights are flesh-colored, and she wears spectacles and a red ribbon in her white hair, and she waltzes with one of the rink attendants. I don't know why I should find the fact that she waltzes on ice skates so disconcerting, but I do. I avoid that neighborhood whenever I can during the winter months, and I never lunch in the restaurants on the rink.John Cheever, Angel Of The Bridge




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Places
  • Chateau Marmont, Los Angeles Outside my hotel window was a monumental statue of a young woman, advertising a Las Vegas night club. She revolves slowly in a beam of light, At 2 am the light is extinguished, but she goes on restlessly turning all through the night.
  • East Harlem, I had to go to Idle wild later in the week, and, rather than take a bus or a taxi, I drove the car myself. I nearly lost consciousness on the Triborough Bridge.
  • Rockefeller Center, New York City You MAY have seen my mother waltzing on ice skates in Rockefeller Center. She's seventy-eight years old now but very wiry, and she wears a red velvet costume with a short skirt.
  • Washington Heights, We were talking and laughing, and I had approached and was in fact on the George Washington Bridge without having remembered my weakness.

Timeline

Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1960/12/00 John Cheever Author Paid for by 20th Century Fox, John Cheever can admire the giant rotating Las Vegas showgirl statue (lost) that advertises the Sahara casino from his suite at the Chateau Marmont. Chateau Marmont Los Angeles
1961/10/21 John Cheever Author "Angel Of The Bridge" by John Cheever is published in The New Yorker.
1961/10/21 The New Yorker Publisher "Angel Of The Bridge" by John Cheever is published in The New Yorker.

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Particulars for Angel Of The Bridge (Short Story):
Other Description Capricious given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Human Attribute Forlorn pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
Attribute Meretricious apparently attractive but having in reality no value or integrity
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Mental Illness Phobia an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Weather Thunder Storm

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Original Language: English



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