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Collected Stories by John Cheever
Book DescriptionThese outstanding stories of American award-winning novelist, John Cheever, show the power and range of one of the finest short story writers of the century. Stories of love and squalor, set in a world in which momentary glimpses of brightness contend with time, social change, and the chaos of history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099748304
(198mm x 129mm x 47mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 18-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Cheever
Falconer, Paperback (December 2014)
Ezekiel Farragut is a college professor, a drug-addict and a murderer. Locked in Falconer State Penitentiary, he struggles through tormenting visits from his wife, the burden of memory and guilt, and the brutal monotony of his surroundings to retain his humanity, finding the possibility of redemption through an affair with a fellow prisoner.
Journals, Paperback (December 2009)
Presents John Cheever's journals that reveal the inner life of this remarkable writer and the contradictions that drove him.
Fall River and Other Uncollected Stories, Paperback (November 2009)
A collection of 13 early stories from the 1930s and 1940s.
Letters of John Cheever, Paperback (November 2009)» View all books by John Cheever
Features John Cheever's letters that include correspondence with his contemporaries, such as Philip Roth, John Updike and Saul Bellow, his days as a young, aspiring writer and his battles with bisexuality and alcoholism.
UK Kirkus Review » I never tire these stories: with their mixture of the haunting, the evocative, the touching and the funny, they serially stimulate all my emotions. Cheever is the Chekhov of American suburbia, and a terrific companion on a long flight with a couple of dry martinis. review by Jan Morris, whose books include 'Fisher's Face' (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - John Cheever
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.
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