Essential Cheever:

Essential Cheever: "The Enormous Radio" and "The Swimmer"

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Essential Cheever: "The Enormous Radio" and "The Swimmer" by John Cheever, Meryl Streep, Ben Cheever

One Great Author. One Great CD.

Here are two magnificent stories in which John Cheever celebrates—with unequaled grace and tenderness—the deepest feelings we have.

As Cheever wrote, "These stories seem at times to be stories of a long-lost world when the city of New York was still filled with a river light, when you heard the Benny Goodman quartets from a radio in the corner stationery store, and when almost everybody wore a hat."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061126468
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/25/2006
Series: Caedmon Essentials Series
Edition description: Unabridged, 1 CD, 1 Hour
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 4.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

John Cheever, best known for his short stories dealing with upper-middle-class suburban life, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1912. Cheever published his first short story at the age of seventeen. He was the recipient of a 1951 Guggenheim Fellowship and winner of a National Book Award for The Wapshot Chronicle in 1958, the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Stories of John Cheever, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and an American Book Award. He died in 1982, at the age of seventy.

Meryl Streep has been nominated for an Academy Award® thirteen times, winning twice. Her numerous film credits include The Deer Hunter, Kramer vs. Kramer, Sophie's Choice, Out of Africa, The Bridges of Madison County, Adaptation, and The Hours.

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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