The Letters Of John Cheever

In this collection, edited by his son Benjamin Cheever, we see how his private correspondence was as extraordinary as his published works.

The Letters Of John Cheever

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409090280

Page: 416

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JAY MCINERNEY John Cheever's letters offer a tantalising glimpse into the life of a writer. They 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. In this collection, edited by his son Benjamin Cheever, we see how his private correspondence was as extraordinary as his published works.

LETTERS OF JOHN CHEEVER

LETTERS OF JOHN CHEEVER

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Page: 397

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Cheever's letters to his wife, lovers, and children are collected, annotated, and punctuated with passages from journals, presenting the story of the writer's life.

Glad Tidings

So begins the Introduction to Glad Tidings, a captivating self-portrait drawn by John Cheever in letters written to John and Harriett Weaver during the four decades he battled with alcohol, editors, publishers, landlords and bill collectors ...

Glad Tidings

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN:

Page: 357

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Letters to a lifelong friend trace Cheever's life, writing career, and struggle with alcoholism

John Cheever Revisited

Chapter Eight One Day at a Time : The Letters and the Journals The Letters of
John Cheever , edited by his son Benjamin , were published in 1988 , the same
year of Scott Donaldson ' s biography . Both works provide enormous amounts of
 ...

John Cheever Revisited

Author: Patrick Meanor

Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers ; Toronto : Maxwell MacMillan Canada

ISBN:

Page: 205

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"The St. Botolphs of Cheever's early stories and the upscale, Westchester-like towns - Shady Hill, Proxmire Manor, and Bullet Park - of his later work find their complex companions in William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County and John Updike's Rabbit's world. Cheever laid out the parameters of this creative world in his very first published story, "Expelled," which appeared in the New Republic in 1930 when Cheever was only 18. The young protagonist of this autobiographical story would be the first of many Cheever heroes to fall from what Meanor describes as "a condition of Edenic happiness and childlike innocence into the chaos and pain of adult knowledge." Moses Wapshot of Cheever's first novel, The Wapshot Chronicle (1958), Neddy Merrill of the critically acclaimed short story "The Swimmer" (1964), and even Zeke Farragut of Cheever's novel of redemption, Falconer (1977), struggle to reclaim some remnant of an earlier, lost happiness." "Loneliness, fear of aging, family disintegration, alcoholic obsessiveness, sexual desperation, the threat of financial ruin, and a reliance on illusion form the dark core of Cheever's work, creative transformations of some of the themes that dominated his life. Throughout this volume Meanor distinguishes the autobiographical strains in the fiction by drawing from Cheever's documents of his struggles - especially with alcoholism and bisexuality - in The Letters of John Cheever (1988) and The Journals of John Cheever (1991)." "Meanor fleshes out both biblical and mythological motifs in the stories and the novels; his study is perhaps the first to treat the possible symbolic interpretations of names of characters and places so thoroughly. Burdened by a biblical sense of shame and guilt, Cheever's characters find fleeting, life-giving moments of psychological release "in the celebratory paganism of Greek and Roman myth," Meanor writes, in love, passion, the pleasures of the body."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Letters of Note Sex

In Letters of Note: Sex, Shaun Usher collects together some of the most noteworthy missives ever written on the subject, from euphemism-laden, flirtatious exchanges and desire-driven expressions of passion to sincere and thoughtful ...

Letters of Note  Sex

Author:

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1786895579

Page: 176

View: 657

In Letters of Note: Sex, Shaun Usher collects together some of the most noteworthy missives ever written on the subject, from euphemism-laden, flirtatious exchanges and desire-driven expressions of passion to sincere and thoughtful meditations on the meaning of sex. Includes letters by: John Cheever, Dorothy Day, Frida Kahlo, Margaret Mead, Henry Miller, Anaïs Nin, Mae West & many more

The Book of Love

A Valentine's Day selection of more than one hundred love letters features passionate prose by writers ranging from Sappho to Anne Sexton, Marcus Aurelius to Nelson Algren. Reprint.

The Book of Love

Author:

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780452275942

Page: 302

View: 199

A Valentine's Day selection of more than one hundred love letters features passionate prose by writers ranging from Sappho to Anne Sexton, Marcus Aurelius to Nelson Algren. Reprint.

The Critical Response to John Cheever

This book collects major, representative criticism of John Cheever's fiction from the earliest reviews of 1943 through the present, and provides a clear and comprehensive assessment of Cheever's critical reputation.

The Critical Response to John Cheever

Author: Francis J. Bosha

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Page: 303

View: 167

This book collects major, representative criticism of John Cheever's fiction from the earliest reviews of 1943 through the present, and provides a clear and comprehensive assessment of Cheever's critical reputation.

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Bullet Park, 1969. The Wapshot Scandal, \964. The World of Apples, 1973.
Falconer, 1977. Oh What a Paradise It Seems, 1982. Conversations with John
Cheever, 1987. The Letters of John Cheever, 1988. The Journals of John
Cheever, 1991 ...

Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561112

Page: 666

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List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

Research Guide to Biography and Criticism

1912-1982 Autobiographical Sources Cheever, Benjamin, ed. The Letters of
John Cheever. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1988. Although not intended as
literary works, Cheever's letters to John Updike, Saul Bellow, Josephine Herbst, ...

Research Guide to Biography and Criticism

Author: Walton Beacham

Publisher: Beacham Pub

ISBN:

Page: 590

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Vols. I-II: 325 British, American and Canadian poets and novelists from Beowulf to the present.--Vol. III: 139 world dramatists from the Greeks to the present.--Vol. IV: 1990 Update.--Vols. V-VI: 127 Contemporary writers.

The Jewels of the Cabots

In this fabulous tale, the crown jewel of John Cheever’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection The Stories of John Cheever, a man agonizes about class privilege and racism, confessing to the knowledge of a terrible crime and exposing a quiet ...

The Jewels of the Cabots

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 110197320X

Page: 15

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A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Wandering about the sleepy Connecticut town of his childhood, where residents lead lives of grueling boredom, a journalist reminisces about the Cabot children: Molly, a sweet girl and his first love; Geneva who pilfered her mother’s diamonds from the clothesline and ran off to the Middle East; Wallace, Mr. Cabot’s bastard son who lives in the tenements across the river; and the dwarf, Mrs. Cabot’s child from an earlier marriage. In this fabulous tale, the crown jewel of John Cheever’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection The Stories of John Cheever, a man agonizes about class privilege and racism, confessing to the knowledge of a terrible crime and exposing a quiet American family’s darkest secrets. An ebook short.

The New York Times Book Review

By Elizabeth Benedict JOURNALS , know from reading John Cheever's , are the
perfect setting for a writer to wallow in unsociable excesses selfpity , self -
loathing and despair . Letters , by contrast ( see Cheever as well ) , are safe ,
spacious ...

The New York Times Book Review

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The Boundaries of the Literary Archive

For example, even as Stephen Joyce was destroying family letters, John
Cheever's family made a point of not only preserving the American author's
papers, but also publishing previously unknown facts about him. His daughter,
Susan ...

The Boundaries of the Literary Archive

Author: Lisa Stead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317040066

Page: 228

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This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives. Interrogating literary and archival methodology and foregrounding new forms of textual scholarship, the collection includes essays from both academics and archivists to address the full complexity of the study of modern literary archives. The authors examine the increasing prominence of archives and their importance to the interdisciplinary study of textual history in the 21st century, exploring both emerging and established areas of literary history. The book is marked by its attention to four distinct core threads that allow the authors to traverse a range of historical periods and literary figures: archival theory and textual production, authorial legacies and digital cultures, gender issues in the archive, and the practical concerns of archival research and curatorship. By offering an investigation of material from a range of historical periods within distinct methodological groupings, the volume seeks to encourage interplay between scholars working in different fields around similar essential questions of methodology, whilst presenting a rich account of archives worldwide.

Home Before Dark

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.

Home Before Dark

Author: Susan Cheever

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671028502

Page: 256

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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.

Author Price Guides

Author Price Guides

Author: Allen Ahearn

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781883060091

Page: 700

View: 848

Volume II of the Author Price Guides (APG) includes 51 authors. Each APG contains a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a complete up-to-date list of the author's first editions (American & British), with entries for limited & trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; & estimated values with & without dustwrappers. Authors in Volume II are: Barth, Berger, Cheever, Churchill, Clavell, Crews, Didion, Dos Passos, Eastlake, Fitzgerald, Fleming, Francis, Frost, Goyen, Grey, Grimes, Grumbach, Harrison, Heinlein, Heller, Hurston, Irving, Kennedy, LeCarre, Limited Editions Club, London, Ludlum, Mailer, Malamud, Markson, Marshall, Maxwell, McElroy, McGuanc, McMurtry, Nabokov, O'Connor, Percy, Price, Roth, Evelyn Scott, Thorne Smith, Spackman, Styron, Peter Taylor, Dylan Thomas, Twain, Updike, Vonnegut, Welty & William C. Williams. Essential for librarians, dealers & collectors. Over 200,000 sold. Volume I with Capote, Eliot, Faulkner, Graves, Hammett, Hemingway, King... & 55 other authors, also available by the same publisher. ISBN 1-883060-04-4. Please contact: Quill & Brush, P.O. Box 5365, Rockville, MD 20848. (301) 460-3700, FAX: (301) 871-5425, E-mail: [email protected]

The Wapshot Chronicle

Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, and partly based on Cheever's adolescence in New England, The Wapshot Chronicle is a family narrative in the finest traditions of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James

The Wapshot Chronicle

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409088898

Page: 336

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Meet the Wapshots of St Botolphs. There is Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea-dog and would-be suicide; his licentious older son, Moses; and Moses's adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, and partly based on Cheever's adolescence in New England, The Wapshot Chronicle is a family narrative in the finest traditions of Trollope, Dickens, and Henry James

Critical Survey of Short Fiction Italo Calvino Louise Erdrich

JOHN CHEEVER Born : Quincy , Massachusetts ; May 27 , 1912 Died : Ossining ,
New York ; June 18 , 1982 PRINCIPAL SHORT ... Henry Award for " The Country
Husband ” ( 1956 ) , election to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in 1957 ...

Critical Survey of Short Fiction  Italo Calvino   Louise Erdrich

Author: Charles Edward May

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9780893560089

Page: 3092

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Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.

Saul Bellow

Intimate, ironical, richly observant, and funny, these letters reveal the influcences at work in the man, and illuminate his enduring legacy-the novels that earned him a Nobel Prize and the admiration of the world over.

Saul Bellow

Author: Saul Bellow

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101445327

Page: 624

View: 448

A never-before-published collection of letters - an intimate self-portrait as well as the portrait of a century. Saul Bellow was a dedicated correspondent until a couple of years before his death, and his letters, spanning eight decades, show us a twentieth-century life in all its richness and complexity. Friends, lovers, wives, colleagues, and fans all cross these pages. Some of the finest letters are to Bellow's fellow writers-William Faulkner, John Cheever, Philip Roth, Martin Amis, Ralph Ellison, Cynthia Ozick, and Wright Morris. Intimate, ironical, richly observant, and funny, these letters reveal the influcences at work in the man, and illuminate his enduring legacy-the novels that earned him a Nobel Prize and the admiration of the world over. Saul Bellow: Letters is a major literary event and an important edition to Bellow's incomparable body of work.