♥ Book Title : The Journals of John Cheever
☯ Full Synopsis : "In these journals, the experiences of one of the most renowned twentieth-century American writers come to life with fascinating, wholly revealing detail.John Cheever's journals provide peerless insights into the creation of his novels and stories. But they are equally the record of a complex, often dark, always closely observed inner world. No American writer of comparable stature has left such an unreservedly revealing and moving account of himself: his family life, his literary life, and his emotional life. The final word from one of modern America's great writers, The Journals of John Cheever provides a powerful and beautiful capstone to a towering oeuvre. From the Trade Paperback edition."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : The Journals of John Cheever
☯ Full Synopsis : "An abridged edition of John Cheever's journals, which he began in the late 1940s and continued for more than three decades, provides a revealing glimpse of the award-winning author, his personal life, his literary art, and his emotional life. Reprint. 10,000 first printing."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Journals of John Cheever (Vintage International)
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♥ Book Title : The Letters of John Cheever
☯ Full Synopsis : "John Cheever, novelist, short-story writer, and winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, was a prolific writer of letters, sending as many as thirty in a week. These letters, culled from thousands written to famous writers and celebrities - including John Updike, Josephine Herbst, William Maxwell, Saul Bellow, Hope Lange and Philip Roth - his family, friends, and lovers, paint an intimate and surprising self-portrait that is as vivid as any character Cheever invented. Edited and annotated by his son Benjamin, Cheever's letters trace his development as a writer and as a man. They reveal him to be complex, flawed, and full of contradictions. On display are not just his ambitions and weaknesses, his alcoholism and his cloaked bisexuality, but also the evolution of his wit and style and, most of all, his love of life."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Journals
☯ Full Synopsis : "John Cheever's journals reveal the inner life of this remarkable writer and the contradictions that drove him. He loved his wife and their children, but was acutely lonely; he loved women, but he also loved men; he hated himself for his drinking, but for much of his life was dependent upon it; he was a great writer, but one whose acute levels of perception often crippled him as a person. His journals are candid, beautiful and often startling."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Stories of John Cheever
☯ Full Synopsis : "NATIONAL BESTSELLER Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book Award When The Stories of John Cheever was originally published, it became an immediate national bestseller and won the Pulitzer Prize. In the years since, it has become a classic. Vintage Books is proud to reintroduce this magnificent collection. Here are sixty-one stories that chronicle the lives of what has been called "the greatest generation." From the early wonder and disillusionment of city life in "The Enormous Radio" to the surprising discoveries and common mysteries of suburbia in "The Housebreaker of Shady Hill" and "The Swimmer," Cheever tells us everything we need to know about "the pain and sweetness of life.""Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : John Cheever
☯ Full Synopsis : "Published to coincide with editor Blake Baileyas groundbreaking new biography, here are the five novels of John Cheever, together in one volume for the first time. In these dazzling works Cheever laid bare the failings and foibles of not just the ascendant postwar elite but also the fallen Yankee aristocrats who stubbornlya and often grotesquely and hilariouslyacling to their shabby gentility as the last vestige of former glory. "Complete Novels" gathers: the riotous family saga "The Wapshot Chronicle" (winner of the National Book Award) and its sequel "The Wapshot Scandal" (winner of the William Dean Howells Medal); the dark suburban drama "Bullet Park" (aa magnificent work of fiction, a John Gardner remarked in "The New York Times Book Review"); the prison novel "Falconer," a radical departure that met with both critical and popular acclaim; and the lyrical ecological fable "Oh What a Paradise It Seems." A companion volume, " Collected Stories and Other Writings," is the largest edition of Cheeveras stories ever."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Home Before Dark
☯ Full Synopsis : "In Home Before Dark, Susan Cheever, daughter of the famously talented writer John Cheever, uses previously unpublished letters, journals, and her own precious memories to create a candid and insightful tribute to her father. While producing some of the most beloved and celebrated American literature of this century, John Cheever wrestled with personal demons that deeply affected his family life as well as his career. In this poignant memoir of a man driven by boundless genius and ambition, Susan Cheever writes with heartwrenching honesty of family life with the father, the writer, and the remarkable man she loved."Article| Susan Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Wapshot Chronicle
☯ Full Synopsis : "When The Wapshot Chronicle was published in 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award, established him as a major novelist. Based in part on Cheever’s adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses’ adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, The Wapshot Chronicle is a family narrative in the tradition of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Glad tidings
☯ Full Synopsis : "Letters to a lifelong friend trace Cheever's life, writing career, and struggle with alcoholism"Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Oh What A Paradise It Seems
☯ Full Synopsis : "In an idyllic American village, elderly romantic Lemuel Sears still has it in him to fall wildly in love with strangers of both sexes. But Sears's paradise is under threat; the pond he loves is being fouled by unscrupulous polluters involved in organised crime. Can Sears thwart the monstrous aspects of late-twentieth-century civilisation and save his beloved village? Cheever's wry fable of modern American is interlaced with musings on everything from the etiquette of supermarket queues to the evolution of the ice-skate."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Falconer
☯ Full Synopsis : "Stunning and brutally powerful, Falconer tells the story of a man named Farragut, his crime and punishment, and his struggle to remain a man in a universe bent on beating him back into childhood. Only John Cheever could deliver these grand themes with the irony, unforced eloquence, and exhilarating humor that make Falconer such a triumphant work of the moral imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition."Article| John Cheever| Statement ..."