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Falconer

Falconer

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by John Cheever
     
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Charles McGrath
....Falconer seems to be a conventional novel of crime, punishment and redemption. -- The New York Times Books of the Century
John Gardner
A masterpiece…an extraordinary work of art.
Saturday Review
From the Publisher
"Cheever's triumph.... A great American novel." —Newsweek

"One of the most important novels of our time.... Read it and be ennobled." —The New York Times

"Falconer is splendid. It is rough, it is elegant, it is pure. It is also indispensable, if you earnestly desire to know what is happening to the human soul in the U.S.A." —Saul Bellow

"One of our truly fine writers.... The novel proceeds directly on its course, taking the reader along with it.... Moving and excellent." —The Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307760715
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/26/2010
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
506,995
File size:
2 MB

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Saul Bellow
Falconer is splendid. It is rough, it is elegant, it is pure. It is also indispensable, if you earnestly desire to know what is happening to the human soul in the U.S.A.

Meet the Author

John Cheever was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912, and he went to school at Thayer Academy in South Braintree. He is the author of seven collections of stories and five novels. His first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle, won the 1958 National Book Award. In 1965 he received the Howells Medal for Fiction from the National Academy of Arts and Letters and in 1978 he won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer prize. Shortly before his death in 1982 he was awarded the National Medal for Literature.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
May 27, 1912
Date of Death:
June 18, 1982
Place of Birth:
Quincy, Massachusetts
Place of Death:
Ossining, New York
Education:
Thayer Academy

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