John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings

John Cheever: Collected Stories and Other Writings

by John Cheever
     
 

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Published to coincide with editor Blake Bailey's groundbreaking new biography, here is the definitive edition of the stories of John Cheever. Set in the tony suburbs of Westchester and Connecticut, Cheever's classic stories charted a country as recognizable and essential to American literature as Faulkner's or Hawthorne's. “Many people have written about…  See more details below

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Published to coincide with editor Blake Bailey's groundbreaking new biography, here is the definitive edition of the stories of John Cheever. Set in the tony suburbs of Westchester and Connecticut, Cheever's classic stories charted a country as recognizable and essential to American literature as Faulkner's or Hawthorne's. “Many people have written about suburbia,” John Updike observed, “only Cheever was able to make an archetypal place out of it.” Collected Stories and Other Writings combines the entire Pulitzer Prize—winning collection, The Stories of John Cheever, with seven selections from his first book, The Way Some People Live (1943)—here restored to print—and seven additional stories first published in periodicals between 1930 and 1953. Included are masterpieces such as “The Enormous Radio,” “Goodbye, My Brother,” and “The Swimmer,” as well as lesser-known gems. Rounding out the volume are essays about writers and writing, including an appreciation of F. Scott Fitzgerald and an account of a visit to Chekhov's house. A companion volume, Complete Novels, gathers Cheever's five novels in one volume for the first time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598530346
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
03/05/2009
Pages:
1000
Sales rank:
567,280
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.08(h) x 1.32(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Blake Bailey, editor, is the author of A Tragic Honesty: The Life and Work of Richard Yates. His biography of John Cheever will be published by Knopf simultaneously with the Library of America Cheever Edition.

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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