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.

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409090280

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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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.


Author: John Cheever

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster


Category: Fiction

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

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

Author: John Cheever

Publisher: Harpercollins


Category: Authors, American

Page: 357

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

New York Magazine

The Letters of John Cheever, edited by Benjamin Cheever. Simon and Schuster;
397 pages; $19.95. LOVE AND LIGHT IRRADIATE JOHN Cheever's letters, as
they do his more artful expressions of the joys and sorrows of the flesh and heart.





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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.

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 ...

Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561112

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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.

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

Author: Patrick Meanor

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


Category: Literary Criticism

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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

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 ...

Author: Lisa Stead

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317040066

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Coming Out Under Fire

265–66. W. P. Briggs, “Men Nurses in the U.S. Navy,” American Journal of
Nursing 43 (January 1943), pp. 39–42. Benjamin Cheever, ed., The Letters of
John Cheever (New York. Simon & Schuster, 1988), p. 78. Letter from H. Richard
Musser, ...

Author: Allan Bérubé

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807899649

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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During World War II, as the United States called on its citizens to serve in unprecedented numbers, the presence of gay Americans in the armed forces increasingly conflicted with the expanding antihomosexual policies and procedures of the military. In Coming Out Under Fire, Allan Berube examines in depth and detail these social and political confrontation--not as a story of how the military victimized homosexuals, but as a story of how a dynamic power relationship developed between gay citizens and their government, transforming them both. Drawing on GIs' wartime letters, extensive interviews with gay veterans, and declassified military documents, Berube thoughtfully constructs a startling history of the two wars gay military men and women fough--one for America and another as homosexuals within the military. Berube's book, the inspiration for the 1995 Peabody Award-winning documentary film of the same name, has become a classic since it was published in 1990, just three years prior to the controversial "don't ask, don't tell" policy, which has continued to serve as an uneasy compromise between gays and the military. With a new foreword by historians John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman, this book remains a valuable contribution to the history of World War II, as well as to the ongoing debate regarding the role of gays in the U.S. military.

Ulysses S Grant Memoirs and Selected Letters LOA 50

John Ashbery, Collected Poems 1956–1987 (2008) 188. John Cheever,
Collected Stories & Other Writings (2009) 189. John Cheever, Complete Novels (
2009) 190. Lafcadio Hearn, American Writings (2009) 191. A. J. Liebling, The
Sweet ...

Author: Ulysses S. Grant

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 1598531190

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1199

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Twenty years after Appomattox, stricken by cancer and facing financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his Personal Memoirs to secure his family’s future. in doing so, the Civil War’s greatest general won himself a unique place in American letters. His character, intelligence, sense of purpose, and simple compassion are evident throughout this vivid and deeply moving account, which has been acclaimed by readers as diverse asMark Twain, Matthew Arnold, Gertrude Stein, and Edmund Wilson. Annotated and complete with detailed maps, battle plans, and facsimiles reproduced from the original edition, this volume offers an unparalleled vantage on the most terrible, moving, and inexhaustibly fascinating event in American history. included are 174 letters, many of them to his wife, Julia, which offer an intimate view of their affectionate and enduring marriage.

The Critical Response to John Cheever

Rather than seeing in the Journals Cheever at his host candid , ve night choose
to see him at his rost alone , aost like the ... Nonetheless , Benjamin Cheever
maintains , the letters " should shed light on both “ John Cheever ' s life and
fiction ...

Author: Francis J. Bosha

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

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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.

Uncollecting Cheever

14 "It Competes Directly with the Published Literature of John Cheever” In the last
week of May, Garbus amended his ... by “the Cheever children concerning the
late John Cheever, including Home Before Dark, the Letters and the Journals.

Author: Anita Miller

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897338790

Category: Law

Page: 363

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The story of how little Academy Chicago Publishers (co-owned by the author and her husband, Jordan Miller) tried to publish the late John Cheever's uncollected short stories, and was blocked from doing so by Cheever's family, is now a familiar part of publishing lore (and law).

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, ...

Author: Walton Beacham

Publisher: Beacham Pub


Category: Literary Criticism

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.

Authors of the Early to mid 20th Century

... life and that of a mill town's pond. The Letters of john Cheever, edited by his
son Benjamin Cheever, was published in 1988, and in 1991 The journals ofjohn
Cheever appeared. The latter is deeply revealing of both the man and the writer.

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing

ISBN: 162275008X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 480

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Starting at the dawn of the 20th century, writers began experimenting with literary styles as never before. As perhaps the most far-reaching movement, Modernism swept across both the United States and Europe and has been embodied in the works of such writers as Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, and T.S. Eliot. The existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, Samuel Beckett’s absurdist writings, and the range of literary output from around the world also reflect the spirit of the period. The lives and works of these and other authors from across the globe are surveyed in this absorbing volume.

American Short story Writers 1910 1945

tion LXII , ” Paris Review , 17 ( Fall 1976 ) : 39-66 ; Scott Donaldson , ed . ,
Conversations with John Cheever ( Jackson ... [ to Elizabeth Ames ] , ” Vanity Fair
, 47 ( May 1984 ) : 62-65 ; The Letters of John Cheever , edited by Benjamin
Cheever ...

Author: Bobby Ellen Kimbel

Publisher: Detroit : Gale Research Incorporated

ISBN: 9780810345829

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 472

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Offers a primary bibliography, a career history, and a survey of criticism for thirty-seven authors including Stephen Vincent Benet, Pearl Buck, John Cheever, William Faulkner, Sinclair Lewis, Katherine Anne Porter, James Thurber, and Thomas Wolfe.

American Novelists Since World War II

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Detroit [Mich.] : Gale Group


Category: Reference

Page: 431

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Contains biographical sketches of writers who either began writing novels after 1945 or have done their most important work since then.

The New York Times Book Review

With disarming honesty THE LETTERS OF JOHN CHEEVER Edited by Benjamin
Cheever . Illustrated , 397 pp . New York : Simon & Schuster . $ 19.95 . By Robert
Kiely 411 quite comfortable , vaguely bored and frequently tight , ” John ...




Category: Books


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About the Author

Author: Alfred Glossbrenner

Publisher: Mariner Books


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 309

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Introduces the life and work of 125 notable authors from all major genres, recommending which work to read first, similar works by other authors, biographies, and sources of literary criticism.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature Academic novels The essay in America

He had just read this marvelous story by John Cheever , he said , and then he
insisted on reading the whole story to her ... ( 1977 ) The Stories of John Cheever
( 1978 ) Oh What a Paradise It Seems ( 1982 ) The Letters of John Cheever (
1988 ) ...

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195167245

Category: American literature

Page: 499

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Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.

Contemporary Popular Writers

Thirteen Uncollected Stories by John Cheever . Academy Chicago Publishers ,
1994 . Other The Letters of John Cheever , edited by Benjamin Cheever . Simon
& Schuster , 1988 . The Journals of John Cheever . Knopf , 1991 . Glad Tidings :
A ...

Author: St James Press

Publisher: Saint James Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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Contains brief entries for over three hundred contemporary authors

Greek Letter Men of New York

John H., University Club. Goodwin. F. C, 61 Washington Sq. Goodwin, Hannibal,
Newark, N. J. Goodwin, Jasper T. — Lambda — Columbia University — '76 —
Lawyer, 280 Broadway— 4 W. 103d. Goodwin. John Cheever, 335 Central Park ...




Category: Greek letter societies

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